The internet is full of strange and mysterious things and today is no different. Twitter has lit up with the notion that Pennywise the Clown from is really a gay icon who's dating the Babadook.
The internet has grown fond of making monsters from horror and assuming their LGBTQIA identity. Junes month of Pride was inundated with images of the Babadook after Netflix categorised the horror movie as a LGBTQIA film. Fans took it upon themselves to read the film as the Babadook's tale of "coming out".
Here's what fans of the new IT movie had to say on Twitter about the relationship between the two monsters of horror, who are being dubbed "Hollywood's new IT couple":
Pennywise and his boyfriend, The Babadook are off on a date to get crepes and terrorize some kids. pic.twitter.com/eakshrfkN7
— Kumi ? (@kumivenarts) September 12, 2017
GOODNIGHT TO THE LGBT ICONS PENNYWISE THE CLOWN AND HIS LONG TERM BOYFRIEND THE BABADOOK, PROSPER QUEENS
— yuri (@serphantal) September 13, 2017
The Babadook and Pennywise are the LGBTQ couple we need, but don't deserve
— sea scum (@retrogeckos) September 12, 2017
PENNYWISE IS GAY AND THE BABADOOK IS HIS BOYFRIEND
— Ted Cruz Honkin Off (@dubsteppenwolf) September 12, 2017
i'm glad the babadook and pennywise are gay and have each other
— chelsea&thediamonds (@staarkasms) September 13, 2017
I want to love the Babadook/Pennywise as queer thing but honestly "monsters who terrorize children BUT QUEER" makes me feel exhausted.
— gin, but gentler (@showupforthis) September 13, 2017
Are Pennywise and the Babadook the new Bonnie and Clyde of the horror world? Personally, I think it might be a bit problematic to have LGBT people be symbolized as monsters who terrorize children... Just sayin'.
Pennywise has surprisingly become a bit of sex symbol though, thanks to actor Bill Skarsgard who plays the
sexy terrifying clown:
me, logging into twitter dot com and scrolling past tweets about how hot pennywise is: pic.twitter.com/wW2DIai9iX
— ellen | saw it x2 (@arcadetozier) September 12, 2017
i haven't been on twitter for one day and everyone wants to fuck pennywise the clown
— tom (@tom_harlock) September 12, 2017
— ? BassQueen_94 ? (@BassQueen17) September 13, 2017
Do you find Bill Skarsgard attractive?
— Jillitendi (@Jillianncolbyy) September 13, 2017
Others weren't so sure:
If you can look at Bill Skarsgard without seeing Pennywise the clown, you are a better person than me.
— Chrissy Teigen. (@ChrissyTeigs) September 13, 2017
IT has grossed nearly 200 million since its release last week. The movie has already broken box office records, becoming one of the highest grossing horror films of all time within days of its release. A sequel is planned for release in 2019 and will be entitled IT: Chapter Two.