— Nickelodeon (@Nickelodeon) June 13, 2020 While some fans speculated that the announcement meant Spongebob is gay, others said that this is a confirmation of the character’s asexuality. If so i love this for him https://t.co/r5jPbezv0x, — gary motherfucking oak (@jugheadmantle) June 13, 2020. Many Twitter users seemed to interpret Nickelodeon’s tweet as announcing the character of SpongeBob as a member and/or ally of the LGBTQ community. Cool to see even (especially?) Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I consider them to be almost asexual. “Spongebob gay? spongebob is asexual biromantic, thank you for coming to my tedtalk. 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Nickelodeon introduces LGBTQ Characters!! 142,452, This story has been shared 131,789 times. Though it’s a small marker of Pride Month, Nickelodeon’s Tweet comes at a crucial time. pic.twitter.com/3K5wJDdBE4, — ???????????? The tweet inspired more tweets, some claiming it was an Apple creation, and others making jokes that were pro-LGBT. In the eloquent and humorous words of comedian Steven Crowder, leftist Hollywood is “gaying all the things.” Characters in Nickelodeon shows who are confirmed either by staff or in-universe to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, or transgender. 131,789, © 2021 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved This story has been shared 131,789 times. Privacy Notice Absorbent and yellow and porous is he… and gay? It is undoubtedly a comfort for so many to see members of the LGBTQ+ community and its allies being represented, especially with everything that has taken place as a result of J.K. Rowling’s comments. 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I mean he literally had a baby with Patrick,” said. a kids brand like this willing to stand up for Pride https://t.co/XXrOEJOvrt, — Scott Glaza (@PKMNostrom) June 13, 2020, I don’t care if spongebob is asexual, bisexual or gay, I stan him pic.twitter.com/qzLD47aCnv, — the.chemical.milkman (@chemicalmilkman) June 13, 2020, 2020 may be an unspeakable hell year so far, but hey, at least SpongeBob finally got to officially come out of the closet. It’s theoretically possible that SpongeBob is bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning, after all. : by @ramzymasri) pic.twitter.com/pENmTaQB0h, — Nickelodeon (@Nickelodeon) June 13, 2020, The message included three images of characters with rainbow-themed designs or backdrops: one of SpongeBob SquarePants, a photo of Schwoz Schwartz (Micahel D. Cohen) from “Henry Danger,” and a depiction of animated character Korra from a spin-off of “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” “The Legend of Korra.”. 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