RELATED | 'Supergirl's Chyler Leigh Comes Out, Doesn't Specify Sexuality, 'Supergirl's Chyler Leigh Comes Out, Doesn't Specify Sexuality, Ryan Murphy's Parents Sent Him To a Doctor to 'Cure' the Gay, Watch Lesbian Romcom 'Happiest Season's Funny, Sexy Holiday Trailer, Victoria Volkova is the First Trans Woman on 'Playboy Mexico’ Cover, Lil Nas X Teases New “Holiday” Song When We Need Him The Most, This Gay Foster Dad Adopted 5 Siblings To Keep Them Together, The Incoming U.S. Congress Will Be the Queerest In History, Watch Rachel Maddow Call Trump Laughable, Small, Pitiful, Irrelevant. Asexuality, or " ace," means to not have sexual attraction to others. "We never intended them to be gay," Hillenburg said of SpongeBob and Patrick in … "We never intended them to be gay," Hillenburg said of SpongeBob and Patrick in 2005. Real-life sea sponges are asexual. But it does seem that SpongeBob creator Stephen Hillenburg said SpongeBob was neither gay nor straight back in 2005 — he is asexual. Squidward Tentacles could not be reached for comment. "I always think of them as being somewhat asexual. "We never intended them to be gay," series creator Stephen Hillenburg said in 2005. SpongeBob’s sexuality led to him trending on Twitter. "For the record since "SPONGEBOB IS GAY" is trending off that Nickelodeon Tweet, this is a quote from Hillenberg himself: "We never intended them to be gay. Playful SpongeBob, who lives in a pineapple under the Pacific Ocean, was purportedly “outed” in 2002 news stories that reported his Nickelodeon TV show and its spin-off merchandise were popular with gays. pic.twitter.com/3K5wJDdBE4, nickelodeon just fucking wrecked ALL of the aphobes by saying spongebob is asexual and lgbt+, — stone/mae (@OmniMoomin) June 13, 2020, Spread it like wildfire, everyone!! Focus on the Family founder James Dobson last week criticized the nonprofit We Are Family Foundation group’s pro-diversity music video for children – and which includes SpongeBob: “Their inclusion of the reference to ‘sexual identity’ within their ‘tolerance pledge’ is not only unnecessary, but it crosses a moral line.”, The Hollywood-based Hillenburg, a marine-science teacher turned animator who is married with a 6-year-old son, says there are “more important issues to worry about. Others pointed out that the late Stephen Hillenberg, who created the series, never intended SpongeBob to be gay. ", Related: SpongeBob Studio Isn't 100% Sold on August Release Date.

“Celebrating Pride with the LGBTQ+ community and their allies this month and every month,” the children’s television network wrote, turning off comments and replies to the tweet in what can only be called a drive-by coming out. SpongeBob's sexuality has been a topic of discussion for many years now and certain episodes have probably contributed to the speculation. Creator Stephen Hillenburg actually answered them in 2005, when asked about SpongeBob and his pal Patrick Star. The 2006 episode "That's No Lady" probably did little to stop those nagging questions about SpongeBob and Patrick's sexuality. “We never intended them to be gay,” Hillenburg — who died in 2018 — said at the time. In 2005, a far-right Christian group Focus on the Family vocalized the belief that a SpongeBob educational video about tolerance was, "an insidious means by which the organization is manipulating and potentially brainwashing kids."

G-Men: The Boys' Disturbing X-Men Team Had a Worrying Season 2 Cameo. Although, I believe amoebas only reproduce asexually---and some sponges do reproduce sexually, but that is okay because SpongeBob does not and SpongeBob is the sponge in the media's eye. "I consider them to be almost asexual.".

This is a list of fictional characters that either self-identify as asexual or have been identified by outside parties to be asexual. The post also included photos of SpongeBob, Schwoz Schwartz from Henry Danger and Korra from The Legend of Korra. However, Stephen Hillenburg said in the early 2000s that SpongeBob was not gay but that he thought of all the characters to be "somewhat asexual." The End of the Road: Three Ways That Supernatural Could Conclude, Wolverine: Black, White & Blood Lives Up to Its Sanguine Title, Victor and Nora Shows the Heart of Gotham's Most Tragic Romance, Sweet Tooth: The Return Continues Jeff Lemire's Acclaimed Series, Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Batman - Hush Weaves a Nightmarish Vision of Gotham, X of Swords: Stasis #1 Is a Long-Winded Interlude, Crossover #1 Transcends Its Premise With a Meditation on Superhero Events, Superman & Lois: Nighttime Set Photos Tease the Man of Steel's New Costume, Star Wars: Clone Commander Gregor's Life & Deaths Still Need Explanation, A Major Supernatural Player Returns in Penultimate Episode Photos, First-Ever Walking Dead Holiday Special Set for December on AMC+, Alex Trebek's Final Jeopardy Episode Scheduled for Christmas Day, The Boys Reminds Fans There's a Massive Superhero Orgy Story Coming in Season 3, Tiny Toons Looniversity: 5 Things That MUST Return for the HBO Max Reboot, The Mandalorian: How the Premiere May Tease Season 2's Arc, The Walking Dead: World Beyond's Latest Post-Credits Scene Hints at [SPOILER]'s Status. Coyote Ugly Turns 20: Where Is the Cast Now? Get push notifications with news, features and more. As TMZ points out, in the early 2000s show creator Stephen Hillenburg said that Spongebob was asexual. Don't mean to hijack this thread but I'm so glad I found this sub! Sea-list guest stars, gay rumors and 'Lost' connections, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. But that could also simply be a misinterpretation of two loving, long-term friendships and an affectionate disposition on SpongeBob's part.

Another user by the name of John wrote: "Everyone shocked that nick tweeted out spongebob gay, when this literally was in an episode.". "Celebrating Pride with the LGBTQ+ community and their allies this month and every month," the network wrote in a post.

Several fans shared their own thoughts on Twitter about Nickelodeon's post, with @Drebae tweeting, "Announcing Spongebob being gay then turning off comments cause it ain't no debate. Or was that just supposed to be a joke? We're just trying to be funny, and this has nothing to do with the show. Let's look into it. They are all presented wearing some version of rainbow colors. One could definitely make a case for SpongeBob having romantic feelings toward Squidward or his best friend Patrick. Electoral college dropouts: When will America fix one of the Founders’ biggest mistakes? I saw "asexual" trending on Twitter today. You'll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications. I consider them to be almost asexual…