Is Spongebob Gay?
When I started watching Spongebob a few years back I was horrified by peoples assertions that he was gay and seen as just a gay icon. I wasn't horrified over homosexuality, I was just horrified that I couldn't even watch a children's cartoon without somebody shoving sexuality down my throat. Is nothing sacred? Why can't I just watch something thats innocent and funny without some "knowitall" telling me "Spongebob likes it up the ass". Why does there always have to be a micky involved for some people. It's like those fucking lynx adds. I can't even spray the sweat off me arse without some advertising campaign telling me I'm going to be chased around by a group of micky-thirsty women. Just fuck off already.
Much was made of the above image, taken from the Spongebob Squarepants Movie. It lasts about 1.5 seconds and its context is that they are both overjoyed at finding their missing car again. The clip below explains it better:
Every time I see this I laugh, its such a funny and cute seen, which is fantastically executed. Cute, but hardly gay. We are talking about two immature sea creatures here, a sponge and a starfish. The whole point of the film is that they are too childlike to be taken seriously. If they were two female characters no one would raise an eyelid.
The reason I'm posting this now is because of an episode of the Simpsons I saw during the week. Its episode 4 from season 6: "Itchy and Scratchy Land". In it, Bart and Lisa pester Marge and Homer so much that they finally give in and organise a family holiday to said theme park. There takes place quite a similar cut-scene between Bart and Lisa when they realise the good news:
No hand holding but a similar wide eyed staring expression on both. Are lead to believe there was some hidden incestuous tension going on here? No, they're just children! Thats the whole point!
And anyway, lets say Spongebob was gay, so what like? Well, some wanted the movie boycotted because of its "homosexual" overtones. It was enough to "turn your children gay" said one group. What group would that be? The Christians of course. The "all accepting" homophobic Christians. Don't worry though, Christians have their own cartoon characters, like Brickbob Gaybash:
Posted at 22:11