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Dionne Warwick continues reign as Twitter’s Auntie by learning about LGBTQ issues

Singer Dionne Warwick attends a reception for the 2013 Ellis Island Medals of Honor at Ritz Carlton Battery Park on May 11, 2013 in New York City.
Singer Dionne Warwick attends a reception for the 2013 Ellis Island Medals of Honor at Ritz Carlton Battery Park on May 11, 2013 in New York City.Photo: Shutterstock

Dionne Warwick has become known as “Twitter’s Auntie” and the 80-year-old sharp-tongued diva isn’t holding back now that’s she discovered how to tweet. She’s had the internet laughing for weeks as everyone clamors to become part of her fan club; they’re known as “hussies.”

Warwick has repeatedly expressed her support for LGBTQ people in her tweets and announced yesterday that she is learning more about pride flags so she could be “as inclusive and respectful as possible” before offering up queer hussy merchandise.

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“You should be able to be a Hussy by Christmas or New Year,” she tweeted.

While GLAAD quickly shot back an exhaustive list of over a dozen LGBTQ pride flags sure to confuse anyone who isn’t a vexillologist, other followers – both in and outside the community – started responding and thanking the star. LGBTQ people felt seen and straight folks were curious.

In a response to one of her many fans, Warwick assured her followers that she would “share what I have learned soon.”

“Let’s all work together to be more knowledgeable and inclusive,” she tweeted, before adding, “I am also learning about pronouns.”

Earlier this month, Warwick tweeted out a simple message of love to the queer community, writing, “You are valid, loved, and heard” with the rainbow and trans flag emojis.

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