Dan Levy’s turn on Saturday Night Live this past weekend was a win for all Schitt’s Creek fans who had gleefully watched the actor and writer usher in a new sort of queer normal with the little Canadian show that could. But it was also, obviously, a win for Levy himself — and his mom was out their reminding everyone exactly why.
Deborah Divine, who has often tweeted out her support of both of her children and husband Eugene Levy, took to Twitter ahead of Saturday’s show with a special message.
“This goes out to the bully punks at Campt WTF who made life miserable for a certain cabin-mate back in the summer of ’96 - just because he was different,” she wrote. “Well, after all these years, I have just 7 words to say to you: ‘Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!’”
It’s not the usual message of support one might see from a mother on such a momentous occasion, but it’s kind of better.
Knowing that Divine has harbored a grudge against a bunch of 13-year-old boys for the way they treated her son over two decades ago shows a certain kind of parental devotion and awareness that not all LGBTQ kids end up having.
Plus, the sheer pettiness — especially when combined with the payoff — is kind of amazing.
And Levy clearly appreciated the sentiment.
But he wasn’t the only one.
Other people chimed in with stories of their own kids or relatives being treated badly, and the similar grudges they still maintain over it to this day.
Others simply praised Divine for the tweet — and for being a great mom.
Now if any of those camp bullies want to show themselves…don’t worry, we just want to talk.