This Year, Pride's Biggest Star Was...The Babadook? Uh, OK

Diply 12 Jun 2017

If you went to one of the many Pride parades going on this month, you may have come across an unusual sight. Sure, the multi-colored celebrations of love in all its forms that we're used to are just as present as ever, but they've brought an interesting friend along.

He's super tall, dressed all in black, and doesn't seem to go anywhere without his top hat and creepy black and white makeup.

So who is this guy, and why are so many people at Pride dressing like him? Strap on in and find out why people are so happy to see the guy you'd least like to meet in a dark alley.

Horror movie fans will already recognize our unsettling friend as the Babadook. 

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As you might have guessed, a trend this weird could only come from the internet.

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It all started when Netflix somehow listed The Babadook under "LGBT Movies."

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Except that after a while, that sincerity stopped being fake.

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So what, was this just a joke that went too far like when we made Snakes On A Plane a thing? 

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For one thing, it's not hard to see the basement he lives in as a "closet."

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For a lot of people, it really shone through in how he was treated by the main characters.

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So yeah, it's not hard to see why we'd wanna invite the Babadook to the party.

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With so much fear in the air nowadays, there's something kinda sweet about letting a movie monster be our friend. 

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And don't look now, but they're already setting him up with the Bye Bye Man.

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