No, That Wasn't A Gamergate Reference On Last Night's Adventure Time

Or rather it was, just not the Gamergate concerned with video games. Remember kids, gamergate is also a type of ant.

Twitter was abuzz following the airing of last night's new episode of Adventure Time, in which Finn meets a character named Leftenant Gamergate during his trip to what passes for the dentist in the Land of Ooo. Did the show just make a sly reference to the Gamergate movement by way of its name-sharing ant classification?

According to a tweet from show co-executive producer Adam Muto (via Super Punch), it was not.


Now that we've gotten that all cleared up we can admire how clever the show writers are for naming a male ant after a "reproductively viable female worker ant that is able to reproduce with mature males when the colony is lacking a queen."

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It is, of course, all about ethics in dental hygiene.