As quickly as Babadook came onto the scene, he’s been dethroned by a new gay icon… Cuca!!
Based on the Brazilian folklore of an alligator-faced character who lives in a dark cave and makes magic potions, Cuca was meant to scare children as she supposedly only sleeps a single night every seven years. The villain is said to go after kids who disobey their parents — except now she’s the face of Gay Twitter!
This week, GIFs of the character on the popular children’s show O Sitio Do Picapau Amarelo have been popping up everywhere! We haven’t completely figured out why, but the Internet is embracing her.
It apparently started here:
And then everyone was loving on Queen Cuca!!
The Babadook: I’m the new gay ic-
Cuca is the gay icon we so desperately need in Trump’s America
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Justin (@jubtrumpo) June 16, 2017
I JUST WANT CUCA AND THE BABADOOK TO DATE
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ shady lady (@sugarblingx) June 16, 2017
What are your thoughts on Cuca??
Also, do U think it’s cultural appropriation??