Everything about life in the underwater city of Bikini Bottom is unusual. Clearly, most people will know about SpongeBob , but do you think you should give a bit of basic info for the odd reader who has, say, been living in a pineapple under the sea for the past 21 years? Excellent idea. It was created by the late Steve Hillenburg , a marine biologist turned animator. The lovable, wildly optimistic SpongeBob, who works as a cook in the Krusty Krab restaurant, is the central character in a fully realised aquatic world. Of course.
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He said that when creating the characters of Spongebob, he originally never had any sexual orientations in mind to apply to the characters as he was only trying to make a cartoon for kids. The whole series has depicted Spongebob as never canonically falling in love, but instead having an overly affectionate personality. Occasional jokes feature Spongebob treating Patrick or Squidward like he's in love with them but these are clearly only intended to be jokes. This controversy arose when a video featuring several different children's cartoon characters was released, promoting diversity and tolerance. Parents and evangelical Christians were extremely mad that Spongebob was included in a video, as they assumed Spongebob was gay and the program was trying to support that.
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Krabs Clancy Brown follow SpongeBob above water, each of them transforming from a bright and colorful cartoon to a shriveled depiction of their former selves. SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, Mr. In order to fully grasp the radicalness of SpongeBob SquarePants , a discussion of its historic context is necessary. Premiering in , the Nickelodeon cartoon gained popularity concurrently to the mainstreaming of gay and lesbian identities. During the late Clinton years and the early Bush era, a number of LGBT-themed shows debuted on primetime broadcast and cable TV, branding themselves and subsequently being received as trailblazers for acceptance and tolerance.
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.