For years, people have questioned the ambiguous sexuality of SpongeBob – and now, Nickelodeon has given us definitive proof that SpongeBob is indeed an LGBTQ ally in a tweet in support of this year’s Pride Month.

Tweet by Nickelodeon confirming SpongeBob as an ally of the LGBTQ community

In their tweet, Nickelodeon uploaded three photos of different characters that were featured on their channel – SpongeBob, Schwoz Schwartz and Korra – each accompanied with rainbow backgrounds, an obvious reference to the Pride Flag.

“Celebrating #Pride with the LGBTQ+ community and their allies this month and every month”, the tweet reads.

Many supporters from within and outside of the LGBTQ community also replied to the tweet and retweeted in solidarity.

Twitter user posting the famous SpongeBob rainbow meme in reply to Nickelodeon’s tweet
Twitter user showing love and support to Nickelodeon

Although Nickelodeon did not explicitly reveal SpongeBob’s sexual identity, the LGBTQ community and fellow allies can rejoice at the fact that one of the most beloved and iconic characters is proof that love, acceptance and inclusiveness wins.

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