Nickelodeon announces SpongeBob SquarePants is LGBTQ+

Photo credit: Nickelodeon - YouTube
By digital spy
SpongeBob SquarePants is officially part of the LGBTQ + community following an announcement from Nickelodeon.
The broadcaster's official Twitter account posted a tweet celebrating Pride Month that said, "Celebrating Pride with the LGBTQ + Community and its allies this month and every month."
The message was accompanied by an image of SpongeBob with a striped rainbow tie and a rainbow tint drawn on his body as well as images of the established LGBTQ + characters Schwoz Schwartz by Henry Danger and Korra by Avatar: The Last Airbender spin-off Legends of Korra , both also wear rainbow colors.
Photo credit: Nickelodeon - YouTube
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Nickelodeon turned off the replies to the tweet except for the people they followed, but the few comments about the tweet celebrated the news, and other fans also praised Nickelodeon and SpongeBob on their own accounts.
One wrote: "Did you just confirm SpongeBob as gay and then turn off the answers? If so, I love that for him" while another commented: "So happy for SpongeBob ... really, although you like to see it".
Another fan simply wrote: "We were SpongeBob", and another added: "Asexual is only trendy because of SpongeBob and I love it! We support you, SpongeBob!"

@ Nickelodeon
Celebrate #Pride with the LGBTQ + community and their allies this month and every month ⁣
(: from @ramzymasri)
1:22 p.m. - June 13, 2020
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SpongeBob SquarePants has been broadcasting since 1999 and has produced 12 seasons and two feature films so far, 2004 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie and 2015 Sponge Out Of Water. A third film called Sponge On The Run, set to be released in August 2020, will feature an incredible cameo by Keanu Reeves).
SpongeBob SquarePants will air on Nickelodeon. Some episodes are also available on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
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