For many people it is one of life's greatest ambitions to prove our bullies wrong by our accomplishments. It's an ambition only exceeded by parents wanting the same things for their bullied children.
Deborah Divine—mom to Dan Levy of Schitt's Creek and The Happiest Season—most certainly could not wait to throw Levy's upcoming SNL gig in the face of his childhood bullies.
"This goes out to the bully punks at Camp WTF who made life miserable for a certain cabin-mate back in the the summer of '96 - just because he was different."
"Well, after all these years I have just 7 words to say to you: 'Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!'"
This goes out to the bully punks at Camp WTF who made life miserable for a certain cabin-mate back in the the summe… https://t.co/drMKcCmK26— deb d (@deb d) 1612622041.0
Moms. ♥️ https://t.co/QC5n2ChfpY— dan levy (@dan levy) 1612630731.0
Levy, whose work with Schitt's Creek received various accolades and award nods, appeared on Saturday Night Live last Saturday in a fabulous sparkly suit.
You can catch his monologue here:
And people across the internet were living for his mom's tweet.
@tingtime @danjlevy Love a mom with a grudge list of people who were mean to their kid. I have mine and it will go… https://t.co/6Sq78QWDnm— Kirsten (@Kirsten) 1612622219.0
@tingtime @danjlevy Mama bears never forget those that hurt their kids. I will always remember the bullies who hurt… https://t.co/rDV0B9OUcv— Carrie Pollock (@Carrie Pollock) 1612626774.0
@tingtime @danjlevy Brilliant post. My daughter who is labeled intellectually disabled was teased until I put her i… https://t.co/N0PB3wxyHJ— Proud New Yorker. (@Proud New Yorker.) 1612628684.0
@tingtime @danjlevy When my youngest sibling was being mercilessly bullied in their CATHOLIC high school, I told th… https://t.co/ENBBD7lRmw— Crystal Roth (she/her) (@Crystal Roth (she/her)) 1612635051.0
Levy's writing—particularly the storyline he penned for his own character David Rose in Schitt's Creek—has received support from queer audiences and institutions, notably for depicting a queer character in an environment free from homophobia.
@danjlevy Gotta love those Moms. 💙 I am a proud Mom of a transgender boy. Moved my twins from judgemental, reserved… https://t.co/wRpJHsH0KN— Claire Chretien (@Claire Chretien) 1612745355.0
@danjlevy See? That is 'Mama Power' right there! You, my sweet, are so very blessed to have the parents you have. I… https://t.co/QCqFuAQh6X— Carla Lopez (@Carla Lopez) 1612741332.0
@danjlevy Love this. As a mom to a “different” little boy that was supposed to start kindergarten this year, becaus… https://t.co/9B6PViS7QM— Meztli (@Meztli) 1612631568.0
@danjlevy Can't wait to see the show! We are all cheering for you back in Canada!!!— 🇨🇦 🇺🇦 @204queen0574 🇬🇧 🇨🇦 (@🇨🇦 🇺🇦 @204queen0574 🇬🇧 🇨🇦) 1612643764.0
And though Schitt's Creek Is over, Levy's career is just beginning.
@danjlevy Love this! Sounds like something I'd say to the bullies who my LGBT daughter is now dealing with, in her… https://t.co/7SpTeKofLP— Shay Underwood Piver (@Shay Underwood Piver) 1612668005.0
@danjlevy We don’t deserve moms. Pumped for tonight’s episode!— Ali Vitali (@Ali Vitali) 1612666120.0
@danjlevy Okay she’s awesome. Can’t wait to see tonight!— Kasie Hunt (@Kasie Hunt) 1612632145.0
@danjlevy Moms across the world will be celebrating you on SNL tonight ❤️ your mom raised a good one! https://t.co/jeRBN6Ewro— Soy😷💗 (@Soy😷💗) 1612631634.0
@danjlevy Congratulations, Dan! You and your father are the entertainers we enjoy so much for, among many reasons,… https://t.co/5WY3bcooXW— James (@James) 1612679361.0
Dan felt the love from dad Eugene Levy too.
Wholesome content alert: Eugene Levy clapping from backstage while Dan walks out for his #SNL debut. We're not cry… https://t.co/2tWH8DBxRl— Entertainment Weekly (@Entertainment Weekly) 1612675882.0
May all our parents be as supportive and fierce as Dan Levy's.