Velma’s Big Coming Out Moment Has the Right Seeing Red
Dinkley is officially fam, get over it.
Earlier this week, it was revealed that the iconic Scooby-Doo character Velma Dinkley is officially queer in the latest franchise movie, Trick or Treat, Scooby-Doo!
In the film, Velma has a flirtation with a criminal mastermind named Coco and confesses her crush to Daphne very explicitly.
\u201cAlso here\u2019s the part where she actually admits it \ud83e\udd72\ud83e\udd72\u201d— Trin \ud83c\udf83 (@Trin \ud83c\udf83) 1664838058
LGBTQ+ fans are celebrating the moment as a win, especially as viewers have been speculating about Velma’s sexuality for years. “The way I could actually cry about this like her finally being canon in the movies not just in mystery incorporated show makes me so unbelievably happy,” one commenter wrote.
The news has gone viral across social media, memes are flowing like an avalanche, and the love is coming from surprising places. Search engine Google even gave searchers a special surprise. When you Google “Velma”, a flurry of rainbows, lesbian, and progress flags confetti down the screen. Run, don’t walk, to check that out for yourself!
\u201c@MythicalLlamaXO Sorry, not sorry, but WB trying all these years to convince us that Velma was straight is the single most unbelievable thing in this franchise.\n\nAnd this is the same franchise that features a talking dog.\u201d— Trin \ud83c\udf83 (@Trin \ud83c\udf83) 1664838058
But not everyone’s happy Velma is a lesbian. Many conservatives are losing their minds over this animated character’s sexuality. Earlier this week Fox News reported that “Scooby-Doo Goes Woke”, whatever that means, while right-wing talking head Steven Crowder says he simply doesn’t want originally straight characters to turn gay. “Just go make your own,” he said on his podcast. “We don’t want to watch a bunch of cartoon women shop at Bass Pro.”
Just wait to til they hear about HBO Max’s upcoming Scooby-Doo adaption, Velma, where Mindy Kaling will play the titular character.
Trick or Treat, Scooby-Doo is now available on VOD. You’ll be able to stream it on HBO Max on October 16.