The Babadook is being celebrated as a gay icon in month of Pride

The top hat-wearing demon has found himself at the centre of an LGBTQ meme

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An unlikely gay icon has manifested in the form of The Babadook.

The top hat-wearing demon has found himself at the centre of an LGBTQ meme which is going viral with the arrival of June, the month of Pride.

For those who don't know, The Babadook is a character at the centre of the 2014 horror film of the same name from Australian filmmaker Jennifer Kent who comes to life in the form of a children's pop-up book. 

The Babadook's status as a gay icon dates back to October 2016 following a photo which shows the horror film listed under the LGBT banner on streaming service Netflix. But with Pride, the world has responded in kind and now The Babadook memes are sweeping the web once again.

The Babadook - Trailer

Naturally, Twitter is loving every second


Writer-director Kent's next film, The Nightingale, stars Sam Claflin and The Fall star Aisling Franciosi. It'll be released later this year.

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