SpongeBob vs. Homosexuality
There is no doubt about it: homosexuality is one of the most talked-about topics in the world at the moment. It has been talked about for the last 25 to 30 years, but it is now being most important. Homosexual freedom is the new equal rights movement. Homophobia is the new racism. It can't be escaped whether you like it or not. In fact, there are some gay members on SpongeBuddy Mania. Of course, with that much buzz, there has got to be some innocent things that are being targeted with asinine accusations in one way or another.
I really don't need to say anything about SpongeBob. This site is about it for God's sakes. If there is one thing that is true, many people point to SpongeBob for many problems. There are many that range from lack of education to seizure-inducing animation, and then there's homosexuality. Ultimately, SpongeBob is a big target for this topic.
The Political & Parental View
To make it simple, even if a parent supports homosexuality, they're not going to let their child learn about it at a very early age. In a way, even I think it's not the best thing to encourage homosexuality on them immediately. You have to give them room when they're older so they can digest it. Of course, there are parents in the world that are a lot more strict than that. There are many parents that will just not say the word 'gay' ever just so their kids won't figure anything out. Of course, it's not just the parents that oppose the topic in some way. Then..... there are the politicians. A lot of people will point right to programs like Fox News that are the ones bashing SpongeBob for being gay. There is no doubt whatsoever. It can be bias to say so, but this is true. Republicans generally oppose homosexuality. If they oppose that, then of course they'll be paranoid about gayness in SpongeBob. When SpongeBob is on the news, it's almost ALWAYS because of this. Ultimately, that news goes to the parents' heads then boom: kids can't watch SpongeBob. Of course, it's not like all of the news is homophobic... is it?
Republicans are for opposing SpongeBob's homosexual undertones as much as the internet is for supporting it. There is an infinite amount of fan art exploiting
You just can't go around it. You just can't. People on the internet love supporting gay SpongeBob couples; especially on DeviantArt. Out of all things, internet communities are usually the opposite of journalist communities in a big way. It can usually be in a joking matter considering fan art and such, but a lot of people are genuinely supportive of homosexual couples not just on SpongeBob, but on children's programming overall. By genuinely supportive, I mean that there are people that actually want stuff like this to happen and do not want just boy-girl relationship on kid's TV. Because of this, the opinion on SpongeBob's homosexuality is balanced more than anything, but what does the creator of SpongeBob, Stephen Hillenburg think?
The Somewhat Trusted Source
While journalists generally oppose of SpongeBob and homosexuality mixing together and internet communities usually support, there is only one person who knows the cold hard truth: Stephen Hillenburg. He is the creator of SpongeBob, so he is technically the only person who knows SpongeBob's sexual orientation in full clarity. His view is quite different from many others. The guy and some people who work with him have said multiple times that SpongeBob is completely asexual. They say that he has no romantic orientation as he is just a simple cartoon character. While people do know that, many people still like to "fantasize" romantic relationships in the show. The funny part is the fact is that the other male characters on the show do romantic feelings, like Mr. Krabs with Mrs. Puff, Squidward with Squilvia, Patrick with Mindy, and Plankton with Karen. It's the little yellow fella that's still just a playful sea creature.
The Main Verdict
People should really just let it go. SpongeBob is never going to have a romantic relationship and never will. It's just not him. SpongeBob is just a loveable children's character. That's what he is and that's what he always will be. While he will never have a boyfriend or girlfriend, one thing that he will always have is best friend that care for him and play for him. Right now, he is just bent on making Krabby Patties and having fun altogether. It's nothing else.