SpongeBob SquarePants is a long-running, very loved cartoon character on Nickelodeon, but have you ever thought about what type of sponge SpongeBob actually is? A huge debate started on Twitter when writer & comedian Celeste Yim posted this.
I have only just discovered that Spongebob is a sea sponge? I thought he was maybe a regular sponge with an eclectic lifestyle, like a white man living in Southeast Asia ✌️— Celeste Yim (@celestrogen) May 22, 2018
my friends were mocking me like "HOW DID U THINK HE COULD BREATHE UNDERWATER"— Celeste Yim (@celestrogen) May 22, 2018
I was like hmmmm I dunno I guess I figured he's a cartoon sponge? Fuck
A lot of people totally agreed with her, but other people thought it was super obvious...
But this is Spongebob and Patrick on land... pic.twitter.com/qx79PcyIQT— LaToya Ferguson (@lafergs) May 22, 2018
There was definitely evidence for both sides...
So ok like apparently spongebob is a sea sponge not a dish sponge? Which like that’s cute bc he’s clearly a dish sponge so good on you for the adorable metaphor Nickelodeon but then I googled sea sponge and they look like just sponge bobs parents? pic.twitter.com/aOkXkuLa1p— Lexie (@LexieConuss) May 23, 2018
And this is his family - they’re like loofas (tbh I always thought they were cookies as his parents and grandma) pic.twitter.com/klOkyawSp0— Alexis ~ s!xal∀ • im a clarinet-playing nerd ;) 🎼 (@AmazingIex) May 23, 2018
Exhibit A: Filter Feeding— Amar Risbud (@bummer_no_b) May 22, 2018
Exhibit B: Reproduction Via Budding
Exhibit C: Regeneration pic.twitter.com/lyHK0q9K83
There is a lot of back and fourth about what the actual answer is... Tell us what YOU think and click here to read more.