Absorbent and yellow and porous is he… and gay?
A Pride Thirty day period tweet from the formal Nickelodeon Twitter account has the world wide web believing Spongebob Squarepants is not just a content person.
“Celebrating #Pride with the LGBTQ+ group and their allies this month and every single month,” the little ones community tweeted out Saturday afternoon, together with rainbow-embossed art of the beloved sea sponge, along with Korra from “The Legend of Korra,” who is bisexual, and the transgender actor Michael D. Cohen from “Henry Threat.”
Supporters of the nautical cartoon, which commenced airing in 1999, have very long-suspected Spongebob to be homosexual. In a single 2002 episode identified as “Rock-a-Bye Bivalve,” Spongebob and his best close friend Patrick guardian an abandoned scallop like a married couple.
The online rapidly embraced the newly-out character.
“Oh, queer icon Spongebob Squarepants? Of course, we stan!!!!!,” wrote @KalhanR.
“Announcing Spongebob staying gay then turning responses off trigger it ain’t no discussion,” tweeted @Drebae_, noting how the community turned off the capacity to reply to their tweet. “Nickelodeon SNAPPED.”
“Spongebob homosexual? I indicate he practically had a infant with Patrick,” said @hoe_vid_19.
However, creator Steven Hillenburg, who died from ALS in 2018, experienced managed that Spongebob was asexual.
“We under no circumstances intended them to be gay. I take into account them to be almost asexual. We’re just trying to be humorous and this has obtained absolutely nothing to do with the exhibit,” he explained in 2005, according to People.