Spongebob Squarepants

The Ukrainian Moral Commission has declared that the American television cartoon character Spongebob Squarepants is gay and recommended that he be banned from the airwaves.

According to the commission, Spongebob is gay because he often holds hands with his best friend, a pink starfish called Patrick.

Other evidence cited includes the fact that the character receives boating lessons from a teacher called Mrs Puff, ‘puff’ being a term to describe gay men, claims the commission.

It called the show, as well as others such as Family Guy, Pokemon, The Simpsons and Teletubbies as a “real threat to children”.

The commission warned that in addition to promoting homosexuality the programmes could lead to “the destruction of the family, and the promotion of drugs and other vices”.

The show’s creator Stephen Hillenburg has previously denied claims that Spongebob Squarepants, which has a large cult gay following, is meant to be gay. In 2002 he said that, like any sponge in the real world, Spongebob is simply asexual.

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