On a recent episode of the Cartoon Network animated series Adventure Time, moody vampire goddess Marceline sings a song titled "Slow Dance" about the longing to get close with an unnamed love interest. Fans speculated the song was about Princess Bubblegum (we know the two have dated in the past) and the internet quickly inserted it into theories and fanfics shipping the couple together.
the goth jesus marceline making 2018 gay before it even started with a song for princess bubblegum. the national lesbian anthem pic.twitter.com/8QgbU18oYV
— saddy wanna slow dance with lesbian jesus (@queermeras) December 9, 2017
"The national lesbian anthem," one Twitter user declared. The writer of the song, musician Babeo Baggins, appreciated the tweet and revealed that she did originally write it about a girl:
I wrote slow dance about this girl who didn’t like me cause she had a boyfriend lol https://t.co/Fd0qY780RC
— (@BabeoBaggins) December 10, 2017
"I wrote Slow Dance about this girl who didn’t like me cause she had a boyfriend lol," Baggins explained. But many heterosexual Adventure Time fans couldn't handle the song not being about them.
a short story about heterosexuals interacting with every single instance of gay art pic.twitter.com/pkO9lHCUmB
— Anthony Oliveira (@meakoopa) December 19, 2017
Baggins, who's also very involved in the Tumblr community, went back and forth with a couple of naysayers after someone posted screenshots of the tweets. "It's heterosexual 100%," wrote one user.
"I wrote it and it's gay as hell lmao," Baggins replied.
"How about maybe," wrote another user. "The song is for anyone, because we've all been there, wanting someone who's with or wanting someone else."
"No..." Baggins remained steadfast. "I wrote it... It's for the Gays."
“HOW ABOUT MAYBE?”? THE NERVE THE AUDACITY THE RUTHLESSNESS. LET US HAVE A DAMN LESBIAN PUNK ROCK VAMPIRE AND STOP TRYNNA CLAIM HER FOR YOUR OWN HETERO AGENDA
— Merry Snow Nick (@nickmangelo96) December 19, 2017
Straight people already have 93% of TV shows. Let the gays have this one!