Spongebob Squarepants is Nickelodeon’s famous cartoon series which many of us have grown up watching and loving. With the month of Ramadan having just begun, the creators decided to come out with this lovely gesture for the Muslim community. The official handle posted a Ramadan greetings with Spongebob and his best friend Patrick dressed up in Malay and Indonesian traditional wear and posing in front of Ramadan Mubarak banner with some decor.
wishing everyone a Happy Ramadan! pic.twitter.com/iHz1OuYRq7— SpongeBob (@SpongeBob) April 23, 2020
Muslims were happy with this gesture and left love and joy under this tweet, including comedian Hasan Minhaj.
Thank you Brother SpongeBob. https://t.co/Ep2tNZmlxq— Hasan Minhaj (@hasanminhaj) April 23, 2020
This feels incomplete…— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) April 23, 2020
there we go pic.twitter.com/pGehWeXKBj
I love you spongebob 😍😍😍😍😘— Sekretaris Daerah Bikini Bottom (@ReknoG) April 23, 2020
Ramadan is a holy month that millions of Muslims around the globe observe by fasting and abstaining from bad habits. The month is dedicated to good deeds, charity and worship. Like other religions, Muslim also should be extended the same level of respect. However the unfortunate misconceptions around it have deeply misled many. So it was no surprise at all that their Tweet was met a lot of negativity and hate. A small gesture of love was met with Islamophobic tweets
Mashallah brother can’t wait to blew this up pic.twitter.com/2gXKVb0Lyp— problematic (@hunianyaman) April 23, 2020
The tweets were met with apt responses and even some in form of funny memes.
Spongebob wishing a good feast upon individuals experiencing their religion in peace✌ will you have the same energy when they wish everyone a happy christmas? Will you condemn the hundreds of yearly excorcism happening? Gay conversion camps in the name of jesus?— baby⁷ nsfr (@8T54Lily) April 23, 2020
Your Islamophobia jumped real quick pic.twitter.com/scmghSFvl8— Jazz☪️🕌 (@Jazminethearab) April 24, 2020
I can’t even look at his stupidness. pic.twitter.com/1ntXZSVGnH— ⚰️ (@rahmatzulhamizy) April 24, 2020
Here is to hoping that people can really come out of media influence and understand the misleading notions. Wishing you all a month filled with blessing and love.