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Nickelodeon Hints at Spongebob's Sexuality in Pride Month Post

Spongebob Squarepant's sexuality was always suspected, but may finally be confirmed, thanks to a tweet on Nickelodeon's Twitter account.

In this tweet, the famous yellow sponge was featured with actor Michael D Cohen from 'Henry Danger' and Avatar spin-off character Korra. In 2019, Cohen revealed that he is transgender and transitioned decades earlier. In spin off 'Legend of Korra,' Korra's sexuality was hinted at within the script. Including SpongeBob with two known LGBT actors and characters can lead us to believe that he too is part of the LGBT community.

After posting the tweet, Nickelodeon turned off commenting, allowing only those that they themselves follow to comment.

We do know that Spongebob and Patrick adopted and raised a baby scallop together in one episode.


No official statement to the character's sexuality has been made since the tweet, however the show's creator, Stephen Hillenburg stated in the early 2000's that Spongebob was asexual. Sea sponges DO reproduce asexually, however he is often depicted "in real life" as an artificial nylon kitchen sponge. Hmm....

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