U Got The Babalook

So many people attended Pride dressed as The Babadook. Let’s take a look at some of the best.

We probably should have seen this coming.

Since February 2017 — when Netflix unwittingly added the 2014 horror film The Babadook to their LGBTQ section — the monster has been enjoying a burgeoning second career as an Internet meme. People desperately want to turn him into a gay icon — whatever it takes.

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Well, judging by some of the looks we witnessed at this year’s Pride festivities, he’s certainly well on his way. On the heels of a slew of new Babadook jokes that have made their way onto the Web this month, several Pride revelers decided to don their very best Babalewks.

Have a look at some of the saucier Babadook incarnations below. 

It's real #pittsburgh #pride #babadook

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The B stands for Babadook. #LGBT #Babadook #Pride

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Me and the gay icon we all need #babashook #lapride #resist #resistmarch #babadook #pridemonth

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  • He BGB

    One of the best horror films recently and of course it didn’t come from Hollywood who doesn’t know how to make a good horror movie anymore (alien covenant was an exception). The best come from Australia, UK, Canada, New Zealand, even Sweden and Norway. All Hollywood does is reuse the 5 teens lost in the woods get scared in a cabin etc. Yawn.Zombies attack. Teens have sex. Let’s waste several minutes on teen sex. Back to the plot……

    • Griff_Greymuzzle

      Did you REALLY just call Alien: Covenant a good horror film?? Critics and boxoffice disagree. It’s a flop and a fail.

    • IDoNotHaveToAgreeWithYou

      Prometheus and Covenant sucked ass like a facehugger with a bad sense of direction.

  • Richard 55

    The Pride marches have turned into Halloween parades. Trrragic

    • Josh447

      Agreed. Bad PR move. Much of the world thinks gays are monsters already. No need to back it up with monster idols imagery.

  • Keebler ILF

    I saw The Babadook. It left me feeling more sad than scared. I’d have to compare it to The Shining.

  • nitejonboy

    I tried watching the Babadook…it depressed the crap out of me…and I wanted to smack the sheet out of that annoying brat, quit your damn screaming you annoying twit, you’re driving your mother crazy!! You want to see a good movie, watch GOOD NIGHT MOMMY.

  • ShowMeGuy

    I don’t get this Babadook shit.

  • seaguy

    Some people have too much time on their hands. Not everyone subscribes to netflix or watches horror films so i saw this Babadook character come up on twitter and my friend told me that it was the new gay pride mascot this year, and then went on to say that some kid had drawn Babadook or something like that. But it did not make sense to me why some freaky looking character a kid drew was suddenly choose to be the mascot for gay pride this year. Now I know my friend was somewhat mistaken but still is this really something we should be wasting time on when all that happened was Netflix posted it under the wrong genre. BFD that’s no reason to give the movie tons of free publicity my making him the pride mascott or whatever.

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