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The internet's thirst is real for this gay teacher's Spiderman outfit

It was so eye-popping when he wore it at school he had to cover up with a pair of sweats

The internet's thirst is real for this gay teacher's Spiderman outfit
Tell Williams | Twitter
The gay teacher is also blazing the way for equality by being out at school

When a gay teacher shared the Spiderman costume he was wearing to school online – he didn’t realize the thirst the internet would have for it.

But the reaction of many of his new fans, sent the tweet viral with many tweets teasing – ‘open for a surprise’:

Spidey-senses tingling we spoke to the handsome Indiana teacher to find out how he’s found the reaction.

Tell Williams tells Gay Star News, ‘It’s been silly. I didn’t think people would go so crazy over a superhero costume!’

Turns out, the 26-year-old dresses up every year for the school’s Halloween party – and even better?

The kids in his class always decide the outfit. In recent years he’s also sported a Peter Pan and Robin outfit.

‘My students get to vote on the costume, and then I wear it to our Halloween party in class. They picked Spider-Man this year.’

But for those of you worried about the children seeing the slightly revealing outfit, don’t worry:

‘I definitely wore it with sweats on over the top.’

https://twitter.com/TellWilliamsIV/status/925921826324320257

The internet’s thirst is real

‘There is nothing that’s more eye-popping about it than what you already see in the superhero films, or on a male ballet dancer. I thought it was just a cool costume!’

But the reaction has been wild, and Williams’s admirers have a strong gif game:

https://twitter.com/icofania/status/925679280968818688

The reaction was all a bit more extra than what Williams expected.

‘Sure I knew there’d be a handful of people who’d mention it. But it definitely was surprised to see it was the majority. I think many thought I wore the costume as is in front of my class and to school. Which I did not!’

Being out at school is important to the gay teacher

Beyond this beautiful storm, Williams is also blazing equality forward too – by being out at school.

Indeed, he says he is open about being gay in every aspect of his life. In the classroom, he even has a photo of his husband pinned up on the wall.

‘They’re young so they don’t really understand different marriage dynamics. I just say “In my family, there are two Dads.” It’s about normalizing it. I want my students to know all families are built differently. It helps build tolerance and understanding.’

Tell Williams pictured with cute niece and nephew in spiderman costume

Tell Williams with his Husband, Niece, and Nephew

Ultimately, Williams says though teaching is hard, the rewards are huge – especially when you use the opportunity to bring some fun into the classroom.

‘We’re facing a teacher shortage across the board in the US and teaching is hard. Doing a costume day, or having little classroom parties are what keep me and the students sane. So I hope other educators remember to have fun, not take themselves too seriously.’

Although, if you’re planning a Spiderman costume and work with kids, Williams says: ‘If ever in doubt, wear layers!’

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