Absorbent and yellow and porous is he… and gay?
A Pride Month tweet from the official Nickelodeon Twitter account has the web believing SpongeBob SquarePants is not only a pleased man.
“Celebrating #Pride with the LGBTQ+ group and their allies this month and each month,” the children community tweeted out Saturday afternoon, together with rainbow-embossed artwork of the beloved sea sponge, together with Korra from “The Legend of Korra,” who is bisexual, and the transgender actor Michael D. Cohen from “Henry Hazard.”
Followers of the nautical cartoon, which started airing in 1999, have long-suspected Spongebob to be gay. In a single 2002 episode referred to as “Rock-a-Bye Bivalve,” SpongeBob and his finest good friend Patrick guardian an deserted scallop like a married couple.
The web rapidly embraced the newly-out character.
“Oh, queer icon Spongebob Squarepants? Sure, we stan!!!!!,” wrote @KalhanR.
“Asserting Spongebob being gay then turning feedback off trigger it ain’t no debate,” tweeted @Drebae_, noting how the community turned off the power to answer to their tweet. “Nickelodeon SNAPPED.”
“Spongebob gay? I imply he actually had a child with Patrick,” stated @hoe_vid_19.
Nonetheless, creator Stephen Hillenburg, who died from ALS in 2018, had maintained that SpongeBob was a member of the LGBTQ+ group by being asexual, not gay.
“We by no means meant them to be gay. I contemplate them to be virtually asexual. We’re simply making an attempt to be humorous and this has bought nothing to do with the present,” he stated in 2005, in keeping with Folks.