What Race is Spongebob?
Spongebob obviously lacks a race because he is both an inanimate object and a cartoon character. The popular cartoon character is nonetheless described as “a light-skinned black character who may be able to pass as white in some scenarios” in an article by Medium.
BAFFLING SEARCH RESULTS REVEAL SPONGEBOB’S ‘RACE’
Like many others, our curiosity eventually led us to Google Spongebob’s race. Spongebob obviously lacks a race because he is both an inanimate object and a cartoon character. The popular cartoon character is nonetheless described as “a light-skinned black character who may be able to pass as white in some scenarios” in an article by Medium. The author continues by saying that Spongebob almost perfectly fulfils the “first condition for a black cartoon character.”
The unusual discussion was started by a widely shared internet piece, which has some cartoon fans fuming and saying, “He’s just a sponge!”
When author Zachariah Ezer published an essay online debating the race of the show’s characters, the popular Nickelodeon figure found himself at the centre of the unusual controversy. That’s in spite of the fact that the main protagonists are marine creatures, from Patrick the starfish and Squidward the squid to the titular Spongebob, a sea sponge.
Ezer, a self-described “cartoon philosopher,” posted the lengthy essay on Medium, a website with a “open platform” where anybody can express their opinions.
His scorching take was just as venomous as Spongebob’s pineapple home, which sent fans scrambling to their search engines to see whether the character belongs to the human race. “I never imagined I’d be googling what race is Spongebob but here we are and I’m not disappointed,” one Twitter user commented. Google “what race is SpongeBob” and reply to me, someone else said. A third added: ““Bro please go on google and search what race SpongeBob is.”
The reason some Twitter users were looking up the race of the upbeat cartoon sponge baffled other people. “Spongebob’s race is sponge doe,” one person tweeted. Someone else questioned, “What made someone google this?” And a third yelled: “Don’t give SpongeBob a race, Google. He’s a marine sponge, LMFAOO.
According to a SpongeBob Fandom website, the Medium article claimed that the characters of the show are Polynesian because Bikini Bottom is situated beneath Bikini Atoll. A coral reef can be found in the Marshall Islands at Bikini Atoll. Ezer asserts that whereas Patrick is white and the bad guy Plankton is from Latin America, Spongebob is black.
SpongeBob, who was reportedly born in July 1986, made his on-screen debut in Help Wanted, the first episode of the programme, back in 1999. The show’s theme song mentions SpongeBob SquarePants a total of eight times, according to The Sun, a remarkable effort given how brief the song actually is.