Nickelodeon Wants Everyone to Have a Happy Pride Month—Including SpongeBob

Curated via Twitter from Glamour’s twitter account….

Over the weekend Nickelodeon—which created SpongeBob—tweeted, “Celebrating #Pride with the LGBTQ+ community and their allies this month and every month ???? ⁣(????: by @ramzymasri). ” The tweet also featured rainbow-tinged visuals of SBSP, Avatar Korra from The Legend of Korra, and Michael D. Cohen from Henry Danger.

I literally had conversations about this with members of the LGBTQ+ community nearly 20 years ago! ” one person wrote on Twitter. “And for anyone who thought I was kidding, check out this article I just found—from 2002. This is not new.

Back in 2005, show creator Stephen Hillenburg addressed his main character’s sexuality after criticism from conservative Christian groups. “It doesn’t have anything to do with what we’re trying to do,” he said, per People. “We never intended them to be gay.

Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint has issued a statement. “The cruelty is the point and it knows no bounds. © 2020 Condé Nast. All rights reserved.

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