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Dan Levy's mom calls out son's childhood bullies ahead of his SNL hosting debut

Never one to shy away from celebrating her talented family, Divine proudly celebrated her son's milestone appearance on 'Saturday Night Live' this weekend.

Dan Levy's mom calls out son's childhood bullies ahead of his SNL hosting debut
Cover Image Source: Daniel Levy speaks during the Pop TV segment of the 2020 Winter TCA Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 13, 2020, in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

Dan Levy's mom, Deborah Divine, had some scores to settle ahead of his hosting debut on Saturday Night Live this weekend. Hours before the Schitt's Creek star and creator took the Studio 8H stage, Divine turned to Twitter with a not so subtle "f**k you" to her son's childhood bullies. "This goes out to the bully punks at Camp WTF who made life miserable for a certain cabin-mate back in the summer of '96 - just because he was different," she tweeted on Saturday. "Well, after all these years I have just 7 words to say to you: 'Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!'" Responding to Divine's message — which she ended with a red heart emoji for her beloved son — Levy simply wrote: "Moms."


Never one to shy away from celebrating her talented family, Divine proudly cheered for her son and husband Eugene Levy earlier last week as well when Schitt's Creek earned five Golden Globe Award nominations. "My parents are dancing somewhere this morning...," she tweeted when news of the nominations came out.  She previously viral on Twitter back in April after she shared a sweet message for her son to commemorate the air date of the Schitt's Creek series finale.


"Today I regret every single second of worry back in the uninformed 80's-wondering how the world was going to treat my brilliant little boy who loved to twirl. Little did I know that he was going to kick that old world's ass to the curb and create a brand new one. @danjlevy," she wrote at the time. "This. Love you, mom," Levy, who recently starred in Hulu's hit film Happiest Season, tweeted in response. The 37-year-old raved about his mom's unwavering support during an interview with late-night host James Corden that same month, revealing how Divine's tweet would also help other parents raising queer children to overcome their fears.


"I was a complete mess. It completely killed me. I was teetering on the brink of being OK," Levy told Corden about Divine's supportive tweet. "It was the last day. I was feeling a lot of emotions, I was trying to keep them in check. And then my mom tweeted that and I read it and completely fell apart. Had just a solid cry," he recalled. "It's been a lot of years, which I don't think are a bad thing, but it was heavy."


"That's pretty huge for someone to hear," the Canadian star added. "And I think for her to say that so publicly, I can only assume that it meant so much to a lot of people too because that's the power of support and that's the power of encouragement and acceptance... I think there's so much fear associated still to this day with parents looking at their queer children and wondering whether they're going to turn out OK. For her to sort of say that and champion me in that kind of way, it's very lovely. And beautifully written, might I add."


As always, Divine's latest "proud mom" tweet tugged at the heartstrings of netizens who — like me — just can't seem to get enough of the Levy family dynamics. "Love a mom with a grudge list of people who were mean to their kid. I have mine and it will go with me to my grave. My queer kid is amazing. Just like yours," wrote Twitter user @Kjerstieb. "He is so lucky to have you as his mom and cheerleader. My favorite Tim Burton quote (to paraphrase) goes something like all the misfits in high school turn out to be the most interesting people later in life. You don't want to peak in high school. Well done mama," tweeted @agsmith58.

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