Pepé Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales, Mr. Potato Head. Just a few of America’s favorite characters that have been canceled as a result of complaints from the wokified among us. Now the #CancelCartoonCharacter mob has even put SpongeBob SquarePants on notice:
Two of your episodes are (fill in the blank), SquarePants, and we’re not playin’ around.
“Due to sensitivities,” you know. So what if the Social Justice Warrior dogooder clown car is ripping out the hearts of America’s kids across the fruited plain?
— New York Post (@nypost) March 30, 2021
As reported by The New York Times and other media outlets on Tuesday, two episodes of “SpongeBob SquarePants” have been removed from Nickelodeon — one because of sensitivity related to the pandemic [wait till you see that stretch], and another for not being “kid-appropriate” [this excuse is even more ridiculous] — the network said on Tuesday.
Two episodes of “SpongeBob SquarePants” have been removed from Nickelodeon — one because of sensitivity related to the pandemic and another for not being “kid-appropriate” — the network said on Tuesday. https://t.co/vcRI6KJdii
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 31, 2021
The first SpongeBob episode on the cancel-culture chopping block is the “Kwarantined Krab” episode featuring the “Clam Flu,” which cancel-culture “experts” contend “might stoke Asian-American hate. [See: “China Virus.”]
The episode features a health inspector who visits the fast-food restaurant where the main character works and finds a case of the “clam flu.”
Now SpongeBob is canceled! ‘Kwarantined Krab’ episode about a ‘Clam flu’ pandemic is pulled because it ‘might stoke anti-Asian hate’https://t.co/ELV0T0G72P
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) March 31, 2021
“We have decided to not air it due to sensitivities surrounding the global, real-world pandemic,” a Nickelodeon spokesperson told CNN Business.
The other episode (so far) deep-sixed is Season 3’s “Mid-Life Crustacean” which Nickelodeon stopped airing in 2018. Apparently, our Vanguard Against Hurt Feelings wanted to make sure the obviously “immoral” episode remains submerged until the end of time. As you can see below, the episode includes… a “panty raid.” Oh, the humanity!
A Nickelodeon spokesman said the episode was removed from rotation “following a standards review in which we determined some story elements were not kid-appropriate.”
SpongeBobbers reacted to the news with various feelings of dismay and/or disbelief.
If it bothers you, don’t watch it? Wait, that requires common sense; how foolish of me to think that’s still common pic.twitter.com/6Lym5AovAC
— Matt John (@sastac101) March 30, 2021
How about Nikelodeon airs it and lets ME decide if I want my family to watch it..
— Chris Orlando (@ChrisOrlandoHS) March 30, 2021
Gosh, leave SpongeBob alone. The little guy is a legend. Remember the episode where SpongeBob and Patrick raised together a baby clam they found? SB was the overworked stay-at-home mommy and Patrick was the lazy-ass dad? Classic!
— Lucy B Grossi (@cariocazz) March 30, 2021
— jrabit (@Spearmint1527) March 30, 2021
And finally, a couple of doses of reality in today’s America.
— knowthetruth (@usaknowthetruth) March 30, 2021
“I never thought I’d see the day where cancel culture starts getting SpongeBob episodes taken off the air,” tweeted Edgar Martin. Neither did I, Edgar, but you know what? Given the cancel culture’s ever-strengthening death grip on America, I wonder why it took this long?