Is SpongeBob Being Cancelled In 2014? Nickelodeon Responds To Cartoon Ending Rumors [VIDEO]

By iDesign Times Reporter December 19, 2013 12:35 AM EST
Is Spongebob Squarepants really ending? Rumors of cancellation have flooded Twitter this week. (Twitter)
Is Spongebob Squarepants really ending? Rumors of cancellation have flooded Twitter this week. (Twitter)

Is SpongeBob getting cancelled in 2014? A viral rumor that the popular Nickelodeon cartoon, SpongeBob Squarepants would be canceled on January 28, 2014 has been flying around social media for nearly a week now. Fortunately for all you '90s kids out there, that rumor is completely false. SpongeBob is not being cancelled. In fact, new episodes and a 2015 SpongeBob movie are in the works.

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Nickelodeon confirmed last week that the rumor of SpongeBob SquarePants being cancelled was just a hoax (Photo: Twitter)
Nickelodeon confirmed last week that the rumor of SpongeBob SquarePants being cancelled was just a hoax (Photo: Twitter)

It is unclear how the rumor that SpongeBob would soon be canceled started, but it didn't take long for the news to go viral as two photos sharing the alleged cancellation date surfaced along with a #SaveSpongeBob hashtag which trended on and off through the week. After receiving questions on Twitter regarding the possible cancellation of SpongeBob Square Pants, Nickelodeon reps made it clear that the story was nothing more than a hoax.

Even with Nickelodeon confirming, however, that the show would not be ending anytime in the near future, people are still re-tweeting the photos and sharing the false information. In addition, a Facebook page called "SpongeBob can't be cancelled" was set up to protest the end of the long running cartoon. Social media is notorious for helping viral hoaxes get out of hand as every time someone asks the question, "Is SpongeBob getting canceled?" several more retweet it, or allege the rumor is true without doing any research to verify. The best thing to do if you see a rumor such as the Sponge Bob cancellation rumor floating around social media is not to say anything at all. Don't throw a question out into the cosmic void of Twitter. Go on to Google and search for more information. If no major news sources are reporting the story, it's very likely fake. In the meantime, if you see anyone sharing the rumor that Spongebob Squarepants is being canceled on January 28, 2014, perhaps share this article so they can have the correct facts.

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