Levy’s mom took a jab at his former bullies, and we’re so here for it
Dan Levy made his Saturday Night Live debut last night, hosting the show almost 35 years to the day that his dad, Eugene Levy, did. But it was Levy’s mom, Deborah Divine, who stole the show before Dan ever stepped on stage.
Hours before the Schitt’s Creek star and creator marked his first (and certainly not last) time on the show, Divine shared a message with the world taking aim at the kids who used to bully Dan for being “different.”
“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!” @danjlevy,” she tweeted, along with a red heart emoji.
Dan responded simply, writing, “Moms.”
Divine has publicly supported her son on many occasions over the past year as he skyrocketed to success. Days before Dan’s debut, Divine celebrated both her son and husband after Schitt’s Creek earned five Golden Globe Award nominations.
“My parents are dancing somewhere this morning,” she wrote on Twitter.
She and Eugene also have a gaggle of adopted rescue dogs, just in case you need one more reason to love this family.
Back in April, Divine went viral for another tweet about Dan before 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.
For his part, Dan seems to know just how kick-ass his mom is. He sat down with late-night host James Corden and talked about the tweet ahead of the finale.
“I was a complete mess. It completely killed me,” Dan said. “I was teetering on the brink of being OK.”
Dan continued: “That’s pretty huge for someone to hear. 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.”
The entire Levy family is inspirational, and here’s hoping we see more of every single one of them for many years to come.