Titular cartoon character of the famous Nickelodeon show, “Spongebob Squarepants”, comes out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community member on Pride Month itself.
Spongebob has become a part of this generation’s childhood. It follows the wacky adventures of the former, along with some friends in Bikini Bottom.
According to the announcement Nickelodeon made on social media, Spongebob remains an ally “this month and every month.”
— Nickelodeon (@Nickelodeon) June 13, 2020
Though the network did not elaborate further on which group Spongebob most identifies with, fans believe that the iconic yellow sponge is most likely asexual.
spongebob is asexual biromantic, thank you for coming to my tedtalk. pic.twitter.com/3K5wJDdBE4
— 𝖛𝖊𝖊 (@banditovee) June 13, 2020
"Making SpongeBob asexual goes against Hillenburg's wishes!"
BRUH! HILLENBURG CONFIRMED THE SPONGE IS AN ACE! pic.twitter.com/nkX1Y8VIph
— Crimson Mayhem (@mayhem_crimson) June 13, 2020
Aside from Spongebob, Korra from “The Legend of Korra” and Michael Cohen from “Henry Danger” have also been confirmed as allies.