Spongebob Squarepants has been a hit cartoon series for Nickelodeon. It has been a hit with both kids and adults. Today you could see all sorts of Spongebob merchandise ranging from T-shirts to lunch boxes to rectal thermometers. Though, the show and Spongebob character is extremely popular, the show is quite disturbing. This is why.
1) Spongebob Squarepants as a character acts naive and autistic. He seems to have an entire world of his own. He is not very smart and is very childish. He also often gets into trouble.Spongebob also gets involved in a lot of cases of indecent exposure where he runs around naked or half naked in his underwear.
2) Patrick Star, his best friend, is an obese starfish who is slothful and stupid. He is also a very lazy individual.
3) Squidward, a co-employee at the Krusty Krab is extremely pessimistic and wishes harm to other people. He also complains all the time. He is also very egotistical and thinks he is better than everyone else.
4) Mr. Krab is a greedy penny pinchinching crustacean. All he cares about is money and nothing else matters to him. He takes advantage of his employees and wishes nothing but ill to his competition. He epitomizes what is wrong with capitalism.
5) Plankton, the owner of the Chum Bucket is every inch as greedy as Krab and is engaged in corporate espionage. He spends most of the time trying to steal the formula for the Krabby Patty.
6) The show ancourages the consumption of fast food. Given that obesity is on the rise and could be attributed mostly to the consumption of too much fast food, this does not help the situation at all.Whatever happened to Popeye the sailor man and his promotion of spinach?
7) The show also has been criticized by religious fronts for promoting homosexuality.