June is Pride Month and Nickelodeon tweeted their support for the LGBTQ+ community and their allies by making a major – but not that shocking – announcement on Twitter.
SpongeBob SquarePants might be gay. Maybe.
Nickelodeon made the semi-reveal in a tweet by attaching photos of three of their most popular characters as a clear indicator that they’re all part of the LGBTQ+ community.
The characters – Schwoz Schwartz from “Henry Danger”, Korra from the “Avatar” spin-off show “Legend of Korra”, and the Crabby Patty cook from bikini bottom are picturing in front of a rainbow-colored background.
The tweet reads:
“Celebrating #Pride with the LGBTQ+ community and their allies this month and every month 🌈.”
— Nickelodeon (@Nickelodeon) June 13, 2020
In 2005, SpongeBob creator Stephen Hillenburg explicitly said SpongeBob is NOT gay but asexual.
”We never intended them (SpongeBob and Patrick) to be gay. I consider them to be almost asexual. We’re just trying to be funny, and this has got nothing to do with the show.”
“Legend of Korra” fans have known about Korra being bisexual after it was written into a script.
The actor who plays Schwoz – Michael D. Cohen — is a transgender man in real life.
The reaction to SpongeBob maybe, possibly, coming out were overwhelmingly supportive with many fans not surprised at all
More than few SpongeBob stans were quick to remind people Mr. Squarepants isn’t gay – he’s asexual – because people love being right.
why are y'all so surprised spongebob is gay when he literally drove like this pic.twitter.com/fHxN2XzYhq
— EFRAIN 🦩 (@TUENEMIGOEFRAIN) June 13, 2020
Spongebob isn’t actually gay, however he IS on the LGBT+ spectrum. According to Stephan Hillenburg, he’s asexual. 🖤🤍💜 pic.twitter.com/Z5bevkrV8M
— ✨Ky✨ (@ky_starspiral) June 13, 2020
Let's all give it up for our asexual icon, Spongebob! 🖤🤍💜 pic.twitter.com/QM0IEl75OX
— 🌈 𝙴𝚡𝚝𝚛𝚊 𝙶𝚊𝚢 𝙲𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚎 🌈 (@is_spinel) June 13, 2020
spongebob is asexual biromantic, thank you for coming to my tedtalk. pic.twitter.com/3K5wJDdBE4
— 𝖛𝖊𝖊 (@banditovee) June 13, 2020
I don’t care if spongebob is asexual, bisexual or gay, I stan him pic.twitter.com/qzLD47aCnv
— APOLLO🪐 (@ApolloLXXXIX) June 13, 2020
Nigga, we knew Spongebob was gay when Him and Patrick tried to raise a clam✊🏿 https://t.co/08g7syMOhY
— LongBeachLuffy (@longbeachgriffy) June 13, 2020
— Jectell (@Real_Jectell) June 13, 2020
Real fans knew that our sister Spongebob was apart of the LGBTQ+ community. I have to stan https://t.co/svUfM7Ldfb
— Skai Jackson (@skaijackson) June 13, 2020
So apparently spongebob is….. you know pic.twitter.com/eBp8mRCIBq
— Clownfucish (@CConfucish) June 13, 2020
spongebob was gay asf
— jay (@JAYVERSACE) June 13, 2020