Pennywise and The Babadook Sitting In a Tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G. And It’s “Babawise,” I Don’t Care What Anyone Says
The Internet couldn't be happier.
First, this year’s Pride celebrations revealed to us that The Babadook is actually an LGBTQIA icon. Cut to: people being weirdly attracted to Pennywise, the child-abducting monster from Stephen King’s It. Now, the worlds of these two horror stories are coming together in a beautiful way. The Babadook and Pennywise are currently Hollywood’s newest “it” gay couple. (Get it?)
And really, could we have expected anything less from these two horror film power players? Of course they were going to find each other and double the creep factor in the most adorable way possible. Well, the Internet has wasted no time in celebrating their love. You’ve already seen this adorableness by the artist Kumi on Twitter, as shared in Kaila’s article yesterday:
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
But there has been an explosion of Babadook/Pennywise art to warm our cold, cold hearts with their love:
hashtag drawing stupid twitter memes
pennywise and babadook and their adorable little son tomas
— jessica 🍞 (@my2k) September 13, 2017
Now, some art has nothing to do with pencils and inks and everything to do with expert comedic timing:
Pennywise: Babadook and I trying to have a threesome
— DADDY’S BOY (@daddysboy_) September 13, 2017
And then, of course, there’s the hilarious commentary:
Me: *looks at straight couple*
Me: okay, but who is the babadook and who is the pennywise of the relationship
— ㅤ (@grahamslexa) September 13, 2017
BREAKING: The Babadook just left Pennywise for the new Hellboy
— Alex Zalben (@azalben) September 13, 2017
my kink is seeing people who were all in on the Babadook Is Gay meme saying the Pennywise Is Gay meme is Too Far
— Kevin O’Keeffe (@kevinpokeeffe) September 13, 2017
But there was one tweet in particular that I found really interesting. Because, you see, when I first heard about The Babadook and Pennywise cozying up, my very first thought was “Babawise.” You know, their celebrity couple name. Well, little did I know that there was apparently a poll no one told me about so that I could take part:
pennywise and babadook official powercouple name:
— tom (@tom_harlock) September 12, 2017
The Babadook was out and proud long before Pennywise. Now, how come the female-created monster gotta take the backseat to the one created by a dude, huh? I cry chicanery! #SmashthePatriarchy! #Feminism!
To those of you who voted “Pennydook,” I want you to look deep in your souls and think about why it really is that Pennydook “just sounds better” to you and really examine your subconscious feelings about gender. You know, after you’re done shipping a horror-children’s-illustration and his horror-clown boyfriend.
(via Pajiba, image: Teresa Jusino/Causeway Films/Warner Bros.)
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