“Celebrate #Pride with the community as LGBTQ+ and their allies this month and every month,” tweeted the network for children Saturday after-noon, with the art a rainbow from the sea sponge beloved, with Korra from ” The Legend of Korra “, who is bisexual, and the actor as a transgender Michael D. Cohen of ” Henry Danger. ”
Fans of the comic nautical, which began airing in 1999, have long suspected Spongebob of being gay. In an episode from 2002 called “Rock-a-Bye Bivalve,” Spongebob and his best friend Patrick parent a scallop abandoned as a married couple.
The Internet has quickly embraced the character’s newly released.
“Oh, queer icon Spongebob Squarepants? Yes, we stan!!!!!, ” writing @KalhanR.
“Announce Spongebob Be gay then turn off the comments because it is not a debate “, has tweeted @Drebae_, noting how the network has disabled the ability to reply to their tweet. ” Nickelodeon SNAPPED. ”
“Spongebob gay? I mean he literally had a baby with Patrick, said @hoe_vid_19.
However, the creator Stephen Hillenburg, who died of ALS in 2018, had contended that sponge Bob was a member of the community LGBTQ+ being asexual, not gay.
“we never wanted them to be gay. I consider them almost asexual. We are just trying to be funny and this has nothing to do with the show, ” he said in 2005, according to People.