SpongeBob SquarePants was suspected for years to be gay.
Nickelodeon made the official revelation on Saturday in a tweet shouting out Pride month (June), and attaching photos of three of their canon characters as an indicator that they’re all apart the LGBTQ+ community.
The studio writes, “Celebrating #Pride with the LGBTQ+ community and their allies this month and every month 🌈.” All of the characters which include Sponge, Schwoz Schwartz from ‘Henry Danger,’ and Korra from the ‘Avatar’ spin-off show ‘Legend of Korra’ are featured in a rainbow color background, further signaling they are, in fact, part of the community
Fans have known for a while Korra was gay/bisexual — as it was revealed in the show itself and actually written into the script.
As for Schwoz, the actor who plays him — Michael D. Cohen is a transgender man in real. He transitioned decades ago. Now, when it comes to the Krusty Krab fry cook fans had their suspicions for a long time now.