Thursday, June 29, 2017

Craig Bartlett Hints That "Hey Arnold!" Character May Be Gay

Although unconfirmed, however, Craig Bartlett, the creator of Nickelodeon's iconic '90s animated series Hey Arnold!, may have just dropped a major fact about character from his hit Nick show!

In his latest post on his official Instagram profile page, @CraigBartlett, Craig has hinted that Eugene Horowitz, one of Arnold's best friends in the show, is gay by captioning a picture of Eugene, above, with "Happy #pridemonth, Eugene!"

Although it's been hinted at before, with Craig once saying that Eugene is "kind of 'proto-gay,' so he's uncomfortable getting together with any girl".

Eugene wouldn't be the first homosexual character featured in the series. Craig also confirmed a while ago that Mr. Robert Simmons, the gangs teacher at P.S. 118 in Hey Arnold!, is gay, though it was never outright mentioned during the show.

If it is confirmed that Eugene is gay, it would be a fantastic development, especially as The Loud House, one of Nickelodeon's current hit animated series, is also including LGBTQ+ characters!

Happy Pride Month, Craig and Robert! :)

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H/T: The commentators in Craig's latest Instagram post.
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