Remember this video back in 2011? Well yes. Today, I'll be ranting the 2011 study against the SpongeBob SquarePants series.
A 2011 study conducted by a boomer named Dr. Angeline S. Lillard of the University of Virginia was conducted to about 60 4-year-old children. The first 20 children watched SpongeBob for 9 minutes (an average SB episode is 11 min and 22 sec.), the other watched Calilou for 9 min, and the last group did some arts like drawing. She discovered that SpongeBob SquarePants did worse on children by affecting children's attention spans, short-term memory and mental focus. After she released the study, Nickelodeon declined that the most popular Nickelodeon series is for aged 6 and above (usually TV-Y7).
This study pissed me off. This is the possible cause on why my Gen-X parents won't shut up about letting me stop watching SpongeBob SquarePants. Even I told them that its a cultural phenomenon and created by a marine biologist, they don't care. They blamed my favorite show for the same reason that the 2011 study showed (such as ignoring attention to authority, poor/decent grades or being stupid by accident). All they can do is shut me up and follow their petty restrictions in my house. I'm 20 and I'm still watching SpongeBob for 16 years now. And I can't really imagine my life without it anymore.
I even comment the video.
Thanks for making my parents blame my favorite show boomers (Lillard and Christakis). I hope you're happy on what you conducted. ******* karenesque boomers!
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