Google pays tribute after Scooby Doo character Velma ‘comes out’ ahead of new film

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Google has celebrated scooby doo character Velma Dinkley officially coming out as gay with a joyful animation. On Wednesday (October 5), Prime Video released a clip of Velma's first encounter.

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The video quickly went viral, as fans celebrated the first confirmation of Velma's sexuality in a Scooby Doo movie – despite being widespread

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To mark the moment Velma officially appears, Google created an LGBT+-themed animation that runs with the words "Velma".

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"Velma Scooby-Doo," "Velma Dinkley" or even just "Dinkley" are recorded in the search bar. The prompts cause a flurry of confetti and LGBT+ flags on the Google search results page.

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In 2020, Gunn tweeted that he "tried" to make Velma a visible homosexual in live-action films, but claimed that the studio "just kept watering it and knocking it down"

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Becoming obscure (version shot), then nothing (released version) and finally being a lover (sequel)". "In 2001, Velma in my initial script was clearly gay," he said.

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Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo released on Tuesday (October 4)! Out on Prime Video now.

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