‘The Bloater’ from ‘The Last of Us’ has become a bit of a “sex icon,” according to the actor who plays him

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The Bloater is getting people hot!

If you saw episode 5 from HBO’S “The Last of Us,” you were treated to the image of the huge mutated cordyceps monster known as the “Bloater.”

This guy is juicy, and people are digging the “Big Daddy Mushroom.”

Of course, the internet is taking it to some weird places.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Adam Basil, the stunt man who plays the popular monster, says “Bloater” has become a bit of a sex icon, causing people to slide into his DM’s.

“He’s captured many people’s imaginations,” he explains.

“Someone asked me if I’d come to their wedding. I’ve had people sending me love messages. He really brought out something in people that I don’t think even they knew they had. He’s the big daddy mushroom, I think there’s been a [meme].”

@pqulss i need mental help #bloater #tlou #viral #fyp #playstation ♬ original sound – Pqulss

And yes, there are memes—lots of them. Most of them are pretty funny.

@mando.sigma Bros strong as#fyp #foryou #fypシ #foryoupage #sigma #thelastofus #bloater #fatfriend ♬ SPIT IN MY FACE! – ThxSoMch

Basil has a ton of experience as a stuntman. Being a whopping 6 “6 he’s been a double in several episodes of “Game of Thrones” and the live-action “Beauty and the Beast.”

Basil shared some pics from his time on “The Last of Us “set, and he looks like a “fun guy.”

Get it? Fungi?

feature image from the last of us via youtube/ tiktok