SpongeBob ‘Violent,’ ‘Racist’ Colonizer'

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INGSOC
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Holly M. Barker has penned a piece titled, “Unsettling SpongeBob and the Legacies of Violence on Bikini Bottom.”

“Billions of people around the globe are well-acquainted with SpongeBob Squarepants and the antics of the title character and his friends on Bikini Bottom. By the same token, there is an absence of public discourse about the whitewashing of violent American military activities through SpongeBob’s occupation and reclaiming of the bottom of Bikini Atoll’s lagoon. SpongeBob Squarepants and his friends play a role in normalizing the settler colonial takings of Indigenous lands while erasing the ancestral Bikinian people from their nonfictional homeland,” reads the abstract for Barker’s piece.

Barker’s abstract asserts that SpongeBob has colonized Bikini Bottom — the underwater home to the lovable characters — and claims the cartoon is “whitewashing” the “violent American military activities” against natives on Pacific islands, specifically the Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands, used by the U.S. military for nuclear testing:

This article exposes the complicity of popular culture in maintaining American military hegemonies in Oceania while amplifying the enduring indigeneity (Kauanui 2016) of the Marshallese people, who maintain deeply spiritual and historical connections to land — even land they cannot occupy due to residual radiation contamination from US nuclear weapons testing — through a range of cultural practices, including language, song, and weaving. This article also considers the gendered violence of nuclear colonialism and the resilience of Marshallese women.
https://www.dailywire.com/news/spongebob-squarepants-is-a-violent-racist-colonizer-college-professor-says
 

GregV814

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No, the overt disgusting truth here is SpongeBob is living in an openly gay community!!! Brainwashing our most vulnerable, the CHILRREN!!!

Look, Sandy was ostracized from Texas for being gay and her only port is Bikini Bottom!!!

Don’t you see???
 

glhs837

Power with Control
No, the overt disgusting truth here is SpongeBob is living in an openly gay community!!! Brainwashing our most vulnerable, the CHILRREN!!!

Look, Sandy was ostracized from Texas for being gay and her only port is Bikini Bottom!!!

Don’t you see???

Well, both of my kids watched it, and only one ended up gay, sooooooo :) Only half effective.
 

officeguy

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Actually, it does refer to that atoll. But the creator wasnt seeking to make these larger statements.
If I was in the business of selling a children's show on TV, I would claim that too (rather than the alternate theory that it refers to the small piece of fabric covering the female private parts and buttocks as part of a bikini style bathing suit).
 
I have this hanging in my house. Nothing gay about a bad ass motorcycle rider. Ok, maybe it could lead to gang war violence.......

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GregV814

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Well, both of my kids watched it, and only one ended up gay, sooooooo :) Only half effective.
And why does Squidwards “nose” look like..... well you judge for yourself. How did “mr. Crabs” father a whale daughter??? Animal intercourses??????
 

glhs837

Power with Control
And why does Squidwards “nose” look like..... well you judge for yourself. How did “mr. Crabs” father a whale daughter??? Animal intercourses??????
Maybe an "eggplant" :) Maybe adoption? Or Mr Crabs met her Mom after baby daddy whale left her high and dry?
 

kom526

They call me ... Sarcasmo
And why does Squidwards “nose” look like..... well you judge for yourself. How did “mr. Crabs” father a whale daughter??? Animal intercourses??????
Mr. Crab is a very obviously pro adoption, pro - life, pro capitalism, small government business owner interested only in providing goods and services to his community while providing jobs for the citizens of Bikini Bottom.

He is a right wing montster!!11!!!! This show must be canceled and erased!!1!!!!111
 
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