Is Splinter gay in the new TMNT movie? Rumors of Sliter being gay started when a YouTuber with fewer than 3k subscribers claimed to have attended an early screening of the new movie.
He is believed to have been the first to disclose Splinter’s homosexuality in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, with Bounding Into Comics posting the information afterward.
Then, YouTuber Keemstar, a Buffalo, New York native with 2.6 million Twitter followers and 5.49 million subscribers to the DramaAlert channel on YouTube, noticed it and tweeted about it.
So, is Splinter really gay in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie? Or are these just fan-made theories to get some attention? Let’s go right to it and read the article to get the truth about Splinter’s sexual orientation.
Is Splinter Gay in The New TMNT Movie?
No, Splinter is not gay in Seth Rogen’s new animated film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem according to our research.
Splinter has been modified to be gay in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem movie, according to YouTuber Keemstar on Twitter.
I just found out that Splinter is NOT gay in the new TMNT movie from people that actually saw the movie.
Why do y’all think people are spreading this lie? pic.twitter.com/8fOIVzrR1l
— Harley Morenstein (@HarleyPlays) August 2, 2023
However, Reddit members and other Twitter users claim that it is untrue. It appears that there is a dubious scene involving Splinter and Scumbug having a love relationship since when asked, a Reddit member replied “no” and then explained:
“There’s a scene with splitter and scumbug. No voice actor. Promo pic says “scumbug as himself” but I thought the movie portrayed them as female.
Leather head and wingnut are female in the movie. I maybe wrong on assuming they were female, but I thought it was a funny scene.”
Slashfilm reports that director Jeff Rowe has confirmed that the “Scumbug as Himself” poster was a mistake and that Scumbug has always been a female cockroach:
“That was a marketing mistake, and we were furious about it. They put that out, I don’t know who did that or how that happened, but we were immediately like, ‘That’s not true. Don’t put that in the world,’ and that will now be on the internet forever.
But that was never the intention. That was never the character. We always imagined her to be a female cockroach. And that one poster was a slip up.”
How Do Twitter and Reddit Users React to The News?
There are mixed emotions all over the internet after knowing that Splinter is not gay some wanted him to be gay while some are glad that he is not gay and those were all rumors.
They made Splinter GAY in new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle’s.
— KEEM 🍿 (@KEEMSTAR) August 2, 2023
This is actually not true. One of my friends actually went to one of TMNT Mutant Mayhem’s early screenings and nowhere in the film where it even implies that Splinter is gay.
Of course, we wouldn’t be having this discussion if people actually sit down and watch the fucking movie https://t.co/VQJgfNOtuQ
— Crimson Mayhem (@Crimson_Mayhem_) August 2, 2023
While there are still some people who want to believe that Splinter is gay although we have clearly mentioned above that it was just a rumor and he is not gay.