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The “Gay Thanos” meme took over the internet just in time for Pride

He's muscular, collected jewels for a Pride themed gauntlet, and constantly snapping his fingers...
He's muscular, sports Pride-colored jewelry, and he loves to snap his fingers...Photo: Composite

Thanos, the notorious villain of the Avengers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is no stranger to memes. The antagonist of the blockbuster film Avengers: Endgame has continued living online as the face of social media’s favorite jokes.

But when a user on Twitter jokingly called himself the “gay Thanos,” others began talking about it, actually considering how much the Josh Brolin-portrayed character being gay or queer would make sense.

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It started when Scott Smajor, an out video gamer who is known for playing Minecraft, tweeted about a competition he was taking part in. His participation on all the different teams in the competition made him “basically gay Thanos.”

“Who’s to say Thanos wasn’t gay in the first place Scott?” one user responded.

The topic began trending on May 14 and users were fascinated with considering the idea.

Throughout his arc in the Avengers series of movies, Thanos strives to collect six colored gems to put on his infinity gauntlet, which grants him the ultimate power to obliterate half of all life with a snap of his fingers.

Reasoning in favor of the cult theory include the fact that the gems’ colors also correspond with the Pride flag’s colors, and that his infinity gauntlet needs to be bejeweled to grant him power in the first place.

Also, “he was a lil too experienced in choking someone,” a user pointed out while including a screencap of Thanos holding Loki up by his neck.

Some other posts took, well, liberties with their imagining of the concept.

Once it became the buzz of Twitter, People across the internet were bemused with the idea.

The main question left is if we’re imagining gay and queer people in the MCU, what other main characters are actually gay too?

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