People are stunned after learning what the guy who played Barney the Dinosaur is up to now
Hello ladies and gentlemen, I am here to destroy your childhood. Who remembers Barney? That big, purple dinosaur with the ginormous head who sang instant classics such as: "I love you" and "Do your ears hang low?" Well, it turns out that the man who was behind the mask/giant head is actually a complete weirdo.
David Joyner, the man who played the musical dinosaur from 1991 till 2001, now runs a business of a different kind and it is deeply disturbing. Speaking to VICE about his new career, as well as reminiscing about his previous one, it becomes pretty clear that David has a couple of screws loose, particularly when he discusses getting into character for the show.
“The energy I brought up [while] in the costume is based on the foundation of tantra, which is love. Everything stems, grows, and evolves from love. Even when you have emotionally blocked energy, the best way to remove it is to remove it with love, and then replace it with God’s divine love. Love heals and allows you to continue to grow.”
Yeah, I'm not going to lie David: you were literally just getting dressed up as a purple dinosaur and dancing around... It had nothing to do with a 'divine love' or 'tantra'.
“Before I got into the [Barney] costume, I would pray and ask God to allow his loving divine spirit to flow through me through the costume and let that draw the kids." Joyner says. "That energy would always draw them in”.
“Children are more connected spiritually than [adults]. A lot of times when I see infants and I’m out and about at the grocery store or whatever, they start staring at me. I make the joke, ‘You know who I am.’”
However, while David paved a way for himself as a children's entertainer, his career has taken a rather unexpected turn. That's right, folks, Barney is now a sex therapist!
In a frank and honest interview about the powers of tantric sex, Joyner opened up about his new career in which he charges his clients $350 for a three to four-hour session where he helps to 'unblock' them. David only takes female clients (of course), and promises them a ritual bath, chakra balancing and a massage - which he claims may give you 'mind-blowing orgasms'. Basically, Barney is a creep.
The former-dinosaur has been working as a tantra specialist and spiritual healer since 2004 and claims that his clients come from all over, including finding him on Tinder and through word of mouth.
Tantric sex began getting a lot of press after Sting claimed that he and his wife, Trudie, were big fans. According to the Source School of Tantra Yoga, the practice focusses on combining passion, love and consciousness in order to turn sex into a form of meditation. Joyner elaborates further on the practice, saying:
"When the lingam [penis] and the yoni [vagina] meet, there's a certain energy that takes place that hands on the body alone cannot create."
"When you go down on a woman (orally), it should be just like you're saying grace, like blessing the food you're about to receive."
"No food in the world can compare to goddess nectar because spirit is involved."
Yes, kids, Barney the Dinosaur was not all that he seemed. Next time you watch Barney, remember that the man in the suit is using the same methods that he uses in sex in order to get in character; it gives the show a much darker undertone.