The popular cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants and the network that runs the show, Nickelodeon, are promoting homosexuality for June, the designated "Pride" month for LGBT Americans.
Nickelodeon, which is owned by ViacomCBS, is a cable channel for children, aimed at kids age 2 to 17.
For June, Nickelodeon has posted numerous "Pride Month" items on its social media pages, including a June 10 Twitter post that explains the colors of the rainbow flag of the "LGBT movement." Nickelodeon noted that the colors black and brown have been added to the gay flag "to be more inclusive of people of color."
On June 13, Nickelodeon tweeted a rainbow-emblazoned panel picture of SpongeBob SquarePants, gay/bisexual cartoon character Korra, and transgender "male" actor Michael Cohen who is in the Nickelodeon show Henry Danger.
In the tweet, Nickelodeon says, "Celebrating #Pride with the LGBTQ+ community and their allies this month and every month." The tweet message includes a gay flag image and a rainbow image.
It is clear from the tweet that SpongeBob is either gay or is an "ally" of the "LGBTQ+ community."
A June 17 Nickelodeon tweet shows a picture of the character Luna from The Loud House cartoon, a show that includes "Howard and Harold McBride," an interracial homosexual "married" couple. The tweet states, "Luna's rocking out with #Pride" and includes a gay flag and rainbow.