In India Shiv Sena is the exclusive watch dog of Indian Culture. Since the billion strong population is dumb to decide what is good for them, Shiv Sena decides what movies should they watch and what cards should be stocked in Hallmark. Not to be left behind, the American conservatives too have decided to fight against the decaying moral values from — SpongeBob Squarepants.
But James Dobson, founder of right-wing Christian group Focus on the Family, singled out SpongeBob at a black-tie dinner in Washington in the run-up to President Bush’s inauguration, the New York Times said.
SpongeBob – who appears on the children’s cable channel Nickelodeon – is seen as an icon for adult gay men in the US, apparently because he regularly holds hands with his sidekick Patrick.
His creators deny that he is gay, but he is not the first such character to cause controversy.
In 1999 conservatives claimed handbag-carrying Teletubby Tinky Winky, an import from the UK, was a bad role-model. [US right attacks SpongeBob video]
Thank god people like James Dobson are around to prevent us from getting morally corrupt from cartoon characters. He should also attack shows like Tom and Jerry which shows both the characters totally naked. I don’t think both the Coyote and the Road Runner wear much clothes either and there is lot of body contact as well.
Ok, now back to watching a morally uplifiting episode of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.