In the carefree sense of the word, SpongeBob Squarepants is extremely gay. No, the hashtag trended because whoever is running the Nickelodeon Twitter account included a picture of the anthropomorphic sea sponge alongside transgender actor Michael D. Alternately, he could be a member of that community but not be gay. So why the tweet? Well, Hillenburg sadly died in after battling ALS for a year, and since then Nickelodeon has not been shy about contradicting his express wishes , namely by planning a spin-off series after Hillenburg said explicitly more than once that he did not want to spin-off Spongebob. So while people might think that Nickelodeon tweeting it makes SpongeBob gay, the guy who dreamed him up clearly disagreed.
Nickelodeon May Have Just Confirmed What We Knew All Along: SpongeBob SquarePants Is Gay
SpongeBob: Why SpongeBob’s sexuality is trending on social media
For a cartoon sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea, SpongeBob SquarePants lives a remarkably controversial life. Now, the American Academy of Pediatrics is claiming that the show may even be hazardous to a child's ability to learn. How does the scandal stack up against other SpongeBob controversies? Here's a look at the six biggest:. Is SpongeBob gay? In , series creator Stephen Hillenburg countered rumors that SpongeBob SquarePants is gay, saying the character is "somewhat asexual.
Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first. Many pointed out that Nickelodeon did not specify which sexuality or gender expression SpongeBob identifies with. People fighting about whether Spongebob is gay or asexual, but he can literally be both. Have y'all ever even watched SpongeBob??
The network did not specify exactly how SpongeBob identifies, but Twitter users saw this tweet and took off with their reactions. Although some people on Twitter cried " queerbaiting " after this announcement from Nickelodeon, it is true that in the show's creator Stephen Hillenburg said that SpongeBob and his best friend, Patrick Starfish, are not gay. He said he thinks of them as asexual. I consider them to be almost asexual.