Nickelodeon appeared to confirm that the character Spongebob Squarepants is in fact gay in a tweet celebrating Pride month.
Happy Pride month to a certain yellow sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea! On Saturday (June 13th), Nickelodeon seemed to confirm many folks' longtime suspicions that the character of Spongebob Squarepants from the series of the same name is, in fact, gay. Although they didn't explicitly state it, the network shared a post on Twitter celebrating Pride month, which included some photos of a few of their characters that are apart of the LGBTQ+ community. One of the photos depicted a rainbow-fied Spongebob smiling wide.
"Celebrating #Pride with the LGBTQ+ community and their allies this month and every month," the tweet read. The post also includes images of Schwoz Schwartz from Henry Danger and Korra from the Avatar spin-off show Legend of Korra. Fans have known for ages that Korra is bisexual, as it was explicitly written into the show itself. The character of Schwoz is played by actor Michael D. Cohen, who recently revealed himself to be a transgendered man.
Check out some of the excited reactions from Twitter users about Spongebob's unofficial coming out.