Taking to Twitter, the children’s television network wrote, “Celebrating #Pride with the LGBTQ+ community and their allies this month and every month.” Accompanying the tweet were images of SpongeBob, Schwoz Schwartz from Henry Danger and Korra from Avatar: The Legend of Korra.
Although it has been long assumed by fans that SpongeBob is homosexual, Nickelodeon did not specify the character’s specific identity. Nevertheless, fans of the show have taken to social media to celebrate the reveal and applaud the Nickelodeon for the reveal in celebration of Pride Month.
Catch Nickelodeon’s tweet and some fan reactions below.
i love that it’s not even “spongebob IS gay” everyone went so feral so quick that it’s just SPONGEBOB GAY pic.twitter.com/vZQOHXVv8o
— brooke ? (@asaahis) June 13, 2020
— Nickelodeon (@Nickelodeon) June 13, 2020
they said spongebob gay then LEFT THE ROOM https://t.co/B85V6wp9NJ
— soildweller (@soildweller) June 13, 2020
how are we surprised that spongebob gay when he was literally the og of this pic.twitter.com/K1c1n0rjAd
— ? (@cconsumetherich) June 13, 2020
In case you missed it, Skittles is celebrating Pride Month with a new colorless candy pack.