Nickelodeon has announced that the favorite cartoon character of so many Millennials and some Zoomers, Spongebob Squarepants, is now officially gay:

This might have been news to me, but apparently it wasn’t news to a lot of people. In 2005, Focus on the Family, a pro-Christian organization claimed that the video’s makers promoted homosexuality. It appears that he was ultimately correct, even though before this in 2002 show creator Stephen Hillenburg denied this claim that SpongeBob is gay, saying that he always thought “of them as being somewhat asexual.” Mr. Hillenburg’s early life section seems pretty clean as of today, so it’s looking like Nickelodeon decided to retcon that to pander to the LGBT “community.”