Exploited and yellow and pierced Is he… and gay?
A proud month tweet from the official Nickelodeon Twitter account has led the Internet to believe that SpongeBob SquarePants are not just happy people.
“Celebrating #Pride with the LGBTQ + community and their partners this month and every month,” the children’s network tweeted Saturday afternoon, including the rainbow-embossed art of the beloved Sea Sponge, from “Cora of the Legend.” Bisexual, and Hijri actor Michael D. Cohen from “Henry Danger”.
Fans of the nautical cartoon, which began airing in 1999, have long suspected that SpongeBob is gay. Abandoned scallops like SpongeBob and his best friend Patrick married a couple in a 2002 episode called “Rock-a-Buy Bivalve”.
The Internet is rapidly taking over the character.
“Oh, Quinn’s icon SpongeBob Squarepants? Yeah, we’re Stan !!!!!,” wrote KalhanR.
Frenzbob tweeted that “declaring Spongebob to be gay and then stopping comments is not a controversy,” tweeted on Twitter @ how the network has blocked their ability to respond to tweets. “Nickelodeon Snaped ED”
“Spongebob gay? I mean he literally had a kid with Patrick,” says @ hoe_vid_19.
However, Stephen Helenberg, the creator who died from ALS in 2018, said SpongeBob was not gay, but was a member of the LGBTQ + community.
“We never wanted them to be gay. I consider them almost gay. We’re just trying to be ridiculous and it has nothing to do with the show, “he said in 2005.