The Russian Soviet star was painted and turned into Patrick Star, SpongeBob’s best buddy. Meanwhile, is SpongeBob Squarepants canceled? And does Patrick getting lost from Bikini Bottom and reaching on top of a block of flats in the city of Russia have anything to do with it?
Rumors of SpongeBob Squarepants being canceled circulated after a meme that announced the cancellation of one of Nickelodeon’s top animated series made rounds in social media. Fans of the show are quick to hit the share button which led to the post’s proliferation in different social media platforms.
The rumors spread like wildfire until a Nickelodeon finally released a statement that no, SpongeBob Squarepants will not be canceled. In fact, the animated TV series is already renewed for two more seasons making the rumors an absolute hoax.
What is true though is that Patrick Star actually reached the top of a spire in Voronezh Oblast region in the southwestern Russian city of Voronezh. The Russian Soviet star is a familiar sight as it dominates Moscow’s Red Square skyline. The star is among the artifacts of the Soviet past thus they are treated with respect as part of the Russian history.
While some people found the stunt amusing, it is no laughing matter as the troublemakers who vandalized the Russian Soviet star and gave it a Patrick Star makeover will definitely face consequences as per the Voronezh police.
The police are currently looking for the culprit, or culprits, who painted the star. If and when found, they will face jail time for fifteen days and pay a fine of 1,000 RUB or approximately $15.
Local authorities confirm they will restore the Soviet star back to its ordinary form from being Patrick Star. Restoration works will cost 100,000 RUB (or more or less $1500) and will be charged to the pranksters when caught.
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