Popular kids network Nickelodeon is celebrating Pride month and put out a tweet to commemorate the occasion. The tweet, however, may have hinted towards popular Nickelodeon character SpongeBob SquarePants being gay. At least that’s what netizens think.
“Celebrating #Pride with the LGBTQ+ community and their allies this month and every month,” the network wrote on Twitter. The tweet had three characters attached to it — Korra from The Legend of Korra, who is bisexual, transgender actor Michael D. Cohen from Henry Danger and a rainbow shaded portrait of SquarePants.
— Nickelodeon (@Nickelodeon) June 13, 2020
This isn’t the first time SpongeBob SquarePants sexuality was discussed. Over the years, viewers have shared screen-grabs and opinions stating why they think the character might belong to the LGBTQ+ community. But after Nickelodeon’s confirmation, netizens celebrated and soon enough, “Spongebob Gay” was trending worldwide.