SpongeBob PedoPants

At this point, all children’s shows need to be considered intrinsically suspect. Just as all media “fact-checks” need to be considered inherently false.

Posts on Facebook claim that the address shown on the driver’s license of SpongeBob SquarePants, the animated sea sponge who has starred in the eponymous Nickelodeon show since 1999, is located on Little St. James, the private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands once owned by Jeffrey Epstein. This claim is false.

False. The address seen on SpongeBob SquarePants’s driver’s license is not the address of a theme park located on Jeffrey Epstein’s island.

Theme park? Who said anything about a theme park? Here is the address:

And here, verified repeatedly by myself and others as recently as 31 May 2023, is the result of putting that address into Google Maps. Apologies to those on mobile, but the detail is insufficiently clear at 512 pixels wide. The address is clearly shown on Epstein’s infamous Little Saint James island.

That goofy creepy stuff isn’t good, beautiful, or true anyhow. And it’s not as if “Bikini Bottom” isn’t questionable enough for a little kid’s show.