This weekend, Nickelodeon confirmed that SpongeBob SquarePants is, in point, a member of the LGBTQ+ local community.
“Celebrating #Delight with the LGBTQ+ community and their allies this month and each individual month,” wrote the network on Twitter, along with a picture of SpongeBob, transgender Canadian actor Michael Cohen, who played Schwoz Schwartz in Henry Risk and Korra from The Legend of Korra, who is bisexual.
Speedily, “Spongebob is homosexual” became a trending matter on Twitter.
And while some enthusiasts considered Nickelodeon was confirming that SpongeBob is gay—although they failed to distinct what our favourite yellow sponge identifies as—the community could probably be referring to the “A” in “LGBTQIA.”
Immediately after all, in 2005, SpongeBob Squarepants creator Stephen Hillenburg told Reuters, per Individuals, that he never ever supposed for SpongeBob or his most effective close friend Patrick Starfish “to be gay.”
“I consider them to be pretty much asexual,” he stated. “We’re just attempting to be amusing and this has absolutely nothing to do with the present.”