Click here to read the full article. Other fans of the show have taken issue with this, however, pointing out that SpongeBob creator Stephen Hillenburg had identified the character as asexual years ago. Further, since SpongeBob is not explicitly called gay, fans are left wondering whether the tweet was in fact a misguided allusion to his asexuality, which is not referenced in the LGBTQ acronym. SpongeBob SpongebobIsGay pic.
Nickelodeon suggests SpongeBob SquarePants is gay
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The network included a photo of the beloved animated character in a recent tweet celebrating Pride Month. SpongeBob is pictured in the tweet along along with actor Michael D. SpongeBobIsGay started trending as many decided the tweet was confirmation of the character's sexuality. Due in part to his close relationship with best friend Patrick Starfish, the internet had long ago decided that SpongeBob was indeed gay. But the show's creator, Stephen Hillenburg, dismissed speculation about the characters' relationship and sexuality in Hillenburg died in at the age of 57 due to complications resulting from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as ALS. I consider them to be almost asexual.
Nickelodeon May Have Just Confirmed What We Knew All Along: SpongeBob SquarePants Is Gay
SpongeBob SquarePants made its debut on Nickelodeon in and has since become the most successful Nicktoon , with over 12 seasons and counting, and successfully expanding to other media, most notably film and video games. His Real Age Explained. In it, SpongeBob and Patrick adopt a baby scallop they find abandoned on the street, with SpongeBob taking on the role of mom and Patrick of dad.
By James Gordon For Dailymail. The network made the revelation on Saturday in a tweet to celebrate Pride Month, although it did not specifically state SpongeBob's sexual orientation. Nickelodeon is celebrating Pride month and hinted in a tweet that SpongeBob is gay. It didn't take long before fans of the show revealed that they had long suspected as such. Nickelodeon turned off comments and replies to their tweet, but fans of the show did not appear to have been caught by surprise by the announcement.