8 Childhood Cartoons And The Bone Chilling Theories Behind Them

If you loved Spongebob Squarepants as a kid, you’re going to want to hear this

When it comes to these 90’s cartoons and classic films, there’s almost no question the rumors are true! Between the drugs, racism, and controversial policy references, they sound more like modern Hollywood exposés than children’s TV shows. If you think your innocence was already lost, wait until you see this.

#1. Sponge Bob and the Gang Were the Species Resulting from Illegal Nuclear Testing.

That’s right. It’s speculated that Patrick the Starfish, Squidward the Squid, and the yellow pantsed sponge came to be after leftover radiation leaked into the ocean. In fact, the cartoon’s underwater neighborhood, Bikini Bottom, sounds a lot like like Bikini Atoll, the real Pacific island where the U.S. did actually conduct nuclear testing experiments. Supposedly, the extra chemical boost gave the sea creatures human-like abilities, including autonomous thinking, rationalization, and critical social skills. Weird.

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#2. The 1930’s Film Snow White Actually Refers To Cocaine Addiction.

While seemingly just a fairytale princess living in the lap of luxury, Snow White could have been a little more corrupt that we ever picked up on. The seven dwarves she lives with? Their names are awfully similar to some well-known symptoms of cocaine addiction, no? Sleepy, Grumpy, Dopey, Sneezy, … we’re just saying. Not to mention the fact ‘Snow White’ has been a slang term for the drug in question for decades.

Ever heard the saying, ‘where there’s smoke, there’s fire?’

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#3. The Rugrats’ World Isn’t Real. It’s the Projected Mindset of A Kid Coping with Death.

It’s theorized the Rugrats only live inside Angelica’s mind. Supposedly, the few years older sister couldn’t cope with the massive amounts of deaths surrounding her and created an illusionary world where everyone still existed. Chuckie is thought to have passed alongside his mother, explaining his father’s battle with severe anxiety and complete neurosis. Tommy’s father, dealing with his son’s stillborn birth, won’t stop making children’s toys and continues to repress his emotions. The twins in the cartoon? Yeah, they were said to have been aborted.

Quite a twisted children’s show, isn’t it?

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#4. Donald Duck Suffers from Crippling Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Serving in World War II, the patriotic paratrooping duck is theorized to have come home with a mean case of the blues. It certainly would explain the cartoon’s constant flashbacks, disturbing behavior, temper flare-ups, and his hypervigilance. In reality, all of those are true symptoms of the very real disorder.

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#5. Those Blue Smurfs We’re All So Fond of, They’re Actually White Supremacists.

Yup. The seemingly delightful, scenic smurf village is really a community of racist Nazis. If you pay close attention, the slight jabs and minor coincidences start to add up. The fact the Smurfs suddenly turn black, develope aggressive attitudes, and exude a lower intelligence level after becoming ill is the most obvious racial slur. But that’s not all! The cartoon’s star villain is drawn as a large-nosed, money hungry banker, clearly pointing out a couple pretty racist stereotypes surrounding the Jewish community.

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