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This amazing tweet about Spider-Man being bisexual has gone viral

Josh Jackman May 16, 2018

Spider-Man shows off his cuffed jeans in Avengers: Infinity War (Marvel and whizzwhozz/twitter)

It’s official, everyone: Spider-Man is bisexual.

At least, that’s according to a fan who went viral after spotting that Tom Holland’s superhero had portrayed a bisexual meme in Avengers: Infinity War.

Last year, the concept spread across the internet that, in its own words, “cuffing ur jeans and tucking in baggy shirts is bisexual culture.”

(bottomkookie/twitter)

And as it turns out, during the web-slinging teenager’s first scene in the record-breaking blockbuster, he proudly shows off his cuffed jeans while hanging off the side of a schoolbus.

One eagle-eyed viewer spotted the fashion choice, tweeting that “peter cuffs his jeans yall know what this means.”

Another fan saw this and went one better, creating a beautiful piece of songwriting to go along with the picture.

(whizzwhozz/twitter)

To the tune of the classic Spider-Man theme song – which was also popularised by the 2007 Simpsons Movie – Twitter user gren wrote: “BI-DERMAN / BI-DERMAN / DOES WHATEVER A BI-DER CAN.

“KISS A MAN? / SURE WHY NOT / ALSO HE THINKS GIRLS ARE HOT / LOOK OUT / HERE COMES THE BI-DER MAN.”

Utter, glorious genius.

(Marvel)

Her post has now attracted more than 70,000 retweets and likes, to which she responded: “thank you guys so much for the support on this tweet holy damn,,, it’s so great to see so many other lgbt fans im soft .”

One commenter wrote: “omg the Bis have this code?! WHAT OTHER SECRETS ARE OUT THERE??”

She replied: “finger guns in inappropriate situations.”

(Marvel)

So now you know.

The tweet achieved viral fame at the same time that Marvel fans were declaring Thor a lesbian icon.

(Marvel)

To be fair, Marvel films don’t have many LGBT superheroes to look up to.

Unlike 20th Century Fox’s Deadpool series, which now includes a kick-ass lesbian couple, the pansexual Deadpool and Shatterstar, a bisexual, polyamorous superhero, Marvel has been reticent to feature any LGBT characters.

Marvel has attracted criticism for its extreme reluctance to include LGBT people in its films.

(Marvel)

A scene in Thor: Ragnarok confirming that superhero Valkyrie was bisexual was shot, but mysteriously edited out.

The Black Panther comics have depicted a lesbian relationship between warriors Ayo and Aneka – but a scene hinting at the romance was dumped from Ryan Coogler’s 2018 film adaptation.

And Star Wars execs are more than happy to encourage queer fans’ speculation about a romance between fan favourites Finn and Poe – while they rush to introduce heterosexual love interests.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: Actors John Boyega (L) and Oscar Isaac attend the after party for the World Premiere of ?Star Wars: The Force Awakens? on Hollywood Blvd on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
(Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty)

So it makes sense that LGBT Marvel fans would use their boundless creativity to create an icon who can fill the gap.

More: avengers: infinity war, bisexual, entertainment, Film Reviews, marvel, spider-man, US, US, viral

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