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Parents overreact to Spongebob Squarepants

Spongebob! Such a lovable sponge!
Spongebob! Such a lovable sponge!
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  • William Cody Bateman 5 years ago

    A few years ago - I was meandering down the famous Appalachian Trail hiking on behalf of the American father when I heard a news report over my shortwave radio.

    Apparently, a violent riot broke out amongst a crowd gathered to celebrate the appearance of Spongebob for an autograph signing. Violence broke out. Why? Autograph seekers were cutting in front of each other. Who? It wasn't the kids... it was the parents!

    Amazing how parents will demand of their children avoidance of the very things they themselves practice!

  • Caring Mom 5 years ago

    I agree with you that parents are over reacting. I do think that parents should be careful and really make sure that the cartoon doesn't have an underlying agenda but I don't think that SpongeBob falls into that category. I think the creator is just having fun and my family has fun with him while we watch. Thanks for your comments!

  • Rosemary 5 years ago

    I'm the mother of two boys and I let them watch pretty much any cartoon because I do not believe my kids are going suddenly interput things that happen in cartoons,into perverted things that they don't even understand yet such as homosexuality.Seeing spongebob in a dress is not going to turn my son gay and suddenly make him attracted to men. Same as seeing bugs bunny kiss elmer fudd after he just accidently blew himself up. To kids it's just acting silly.I miss the cartoons I watched growing up.Animaniacs being number one.Animainiacs had possibly the most crazy antics I've seen in any cartoon yet yakkos world the song helped me pass a geogrphay test in middle school.Fun shows,that are enjoyable for both kids and parents grab our attention and when you slip in educational and life lessons I actually think it comes across better then some of these nick jr.shows.I will be buying animainiacs on dvd for my kids.They dont make them like they used to.

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