Spongebob Squarepants Deletes Controversial Memorial Day Tweet

Spongebob Squarepants Deletes Controversial Memorial Day Tweet

Posted by May 30, 2017 Comment

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Spongebob Squarepants (yes, that Spongebob Squarepants) deleted a Memorial Day tweet gone awry Monday after the internet question its appropriateness for a day honoring fallen service members. The tweet, now erased from the social media service, read, “On the surface, Memorial Day honors those who have fallen in the line of duty. Down here, we honor people who fall asleep in long lines!”

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Negative reaction to the joke was swift…

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…and within twelve hours, Spongebob deleted the tweet.

Though shocking, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen Spongebob’s “no ****s given” side rear its ugly tentacles. The normally happy-go-lucky yellow sea sponge totally eviscerated the comic book industry in his Free Comic Book Day special earlier this month.

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Joking about shopping inconvenience on Memorial Day is the kind of jaded cynicism we would expect from Squidward, and we’re glad to see that, by deleting the tweet, Spongebob has decided to abandon this new approach and return to less controversial pursuits, like the May 27 tweet that is at the top of his timeline as of this writing:

We’re sure he will, Spongebob. We’re sure he will.

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(Last Updated May 29, 2017 10:36 pm )

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