February 1, 2019 at 2:12 pm PDT | by Mariah Cooper
‘The Babadook’ director comments on her character’s gay icon status

Babadook meme. (Photo via Twitter)

“The Babadook” director Jennifer Kent is aware of those gay icon status memes starring her character.

In 2017, the Babadook went viral as a gay icon a few months after the thriller film was accidentally placed in the LGBT category on Netflix. The mistake launched a series of memes that hailed the Babadook as an LGBT icon.

In an interview with Bloody Disgusting about her new film “The Nightingale,” Kent was asked about the Babadook’s meme craze.

“That was mad. That was crazy,” she said.“Of course, I love that story. I think it’s crazy and just kept him alive. I thought ah, you bastard. He doesn’t want to die so he’s finding ways to become relevant.”

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