Apparently there are some people who take issue with Netflix’s inclusive nature when it comes to LGBTQ representation in its series.
In fact, one critic of the streaming service took to social media recently to share a homophobic “SpongeBob SquarePants”-themed meme.
In the doctored still from the animated show, Patrick the starfish (representing Netflix) is trying to stuff a massive pumpkin (representing “an unnecessary gay character”) into a funnel jammed into the mouth of SpongeBob, who represents “any new series.”
Netflix responded head on, retweeting the meme with a pointed message.
Other networks and streaming services followed Netflix’s lead, offering their own similar comments, including Amazon Prime Video, Freeform, and actress Yvette Nicole Brown.