It may have seemed like PRIDE month was canceled due to corporations turning their social justice focus on the black community rather than the gay community but that has not stopped Nickelodeon from pandering progressive social justice to children.
Last week, the children’s network Nickelodeon took heat for playing eight minutes and 46 seconds with the message “I CAN’T BREATHE” in white letters emblazoned across a black screen as a tribute to George Floyd. The network has been heavily backing the Black Lives Matters movement in recent weeks and now they are moving toward the gay community.
On Saturday, the Viacom owned network released a social media post celebrating LGBT characters and “allies” of the network. One of those “allies” is long-standing mainstay Spongebob Squarepants and the implication that Spongebob may be gay through social media into a frenzy.
Nickelodeon: SPONGEBOB GAY 🌈
Conservative parents: “this is outrageous! We have to protect our children!” pic.twitter.com/WuJzmXxz1p
— 🟣Dr. OTAKU🟢 (@DrOtaku2) June 13, 2020
everyone tweeting SPONGEBOB GAY as if Stephen Hillenburg didn't confirm that he's asexual like 15 years ago; sis he's been a lgbtq+ icon since 2005!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/9wJKvErbNZ
— weaponized gluten (@opopfruit) June 13, 2020
nickelodeon after confirming that spongebob is gay and then turning off the comments pic.twitter.com/ChYaaLaxeY
— kam ⚡️ (@KamKizar) June 13, 2020
Nickelodeon said spongebob is a twink and turned the replies off https://t.co/fwZhdVOezO
— stevie (@adultmomband) June 13, 2020
mfs said spongebob gay and RAN https://t.co/ExGR5Hj2LI
— bunny 😛 (@tubbotopia) June 13, 2020
You should probably not let television raise your children, look at how that worked out for millennials.