An epidemic-themed “SpongeBob SquarePants” episode has stopped airing amid the coronavirus pandemic, whilst every other used to be taken off the air for the reason that storyline used to be no longer correct for youngsters, a Nickelodeon consultant instructed NBC Information on Wednesday.
“Kwarantined Crab” isn’t airing “because of sensitivities surrounding the worldwide, real-world pandemic,” Nickelodeon’s govt vice chairman of communications David Bittler stated.
The season 12 episode is about on the Krusty Krab, the fast-food eating place the place SpongeBob works. A well being inspector tells staff and buyers that any individual there has the “Clam Flu” and quarantines everybody within, sparking panic.
Some other episode, season three’s “Mid-Existence Crustacean,” has no longer aired since 2018 “following a requirements evaluate by which we decided some tale parts weren’t kid-appropriate,” Bittler stated.
In that episode, SpongeBob’s boss, Mr. Krabs, is feeling previous and desires an evening out with SpongeBob and his perfect pal Patrick. The ordinary night time concludes with the trio breaking into a lady’s area and stealing her undies. The 3 are temporarily stuck by way of their mark — who seems to be Mr. Krabs’ mother.
The primary 12 seasons of the display not too long ago began streaming with different vintage Nickelodeon presentations when ViacomCBS rebranded its streaming platform to Paramount+. The inclusion of the 1999 child’s display, which used to be arguably written to additionally attraction to adults, used to be highlighted within the advert marketing campaign for Paramount+.
Amazon Video, which carries seasons 1-6, has additionally dropped “Mid-Existence Crustacean.”
Information of the 2 episodes being pulled observe different fresh kids’s content material being revisited and deemed offensive.
Six Dr. Seuss books will now not be printed on account of racist and insensitive imagery Dr. Seuss Enterprises stated previous this month.
In “And to Suppose That I Noticed It on Mulberry Boulevard,” a white guy is proven the use of a whip on a person of colour. In “If I Ran the Zoo,” a white boy holds a big gun whilst status at the heads of 3 Asian males. “If I Ran the Zoo” additionally options two males from Africa who’re shirtless, shoeless and dressed in grass skirts whilst protecting an unique animal.
And previous this week, Scholastic introduced its determination to drag “Captain Underpants” writer Dav Pilkey’s 2010 graphic novel “The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Long run” because of its perpetuation of “passive racism.”