The Babadook Just Became A LGBTQ+ Icon

In a hilarious turn of events, The Babadook just became a LGBTQ+ icon.


While most people know The Babadook as the particularly terrifying manifestation of a woman’s depression in the Australian horror movie, Netflix decided to turn everything it stands for on its head.

A few days ago, there was a streaming service glitch, which ended up mistakingly categorizing the horror film under LGBT movies, instead of its obvious category.

In keeping with the internet’s viral nature, it only took a day for the entire Babadook association to switch from actual monster, to LGBTQ+ legend.

We guess we shouldn’t be surprised, after all, this isn’t the first time the internet has taken something and run all the way away with it.

Honestly, nothing is ever really safe from becoming a meme. The internet has no shame, and we don’t expect it to get some anytime soon.

It’s especially serendipitous that this happy accident occurred during Pride Month, which has ultimately given The Babadook the perfect occasion to fully step into his new role.

After all, what would you want to be? A terrifying monster, or an ally to the LGBTQ+ community?