Sesame Street Asserts Bert And Ernie Are Not Gay
“Bert and Ernie are best friends,” the statement posted on Sesame Street’s Facebook page reads. “They were created to teach preschoolers that people can be good friends with those who are very different from themselves.”
The statement continues: “Even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics (as most Sesame Street Muppets™ do), they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation.”
The assertion was questioned by a number of commenters on Sesame Street’s Facebook wall.
“Muppets do not have sexual orientation?” Sharkey Violet wrote. “So all along Miss Piggy was after Kermit for his frog legs for supper?”Click here for reuse options!
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