August 13, 2011

Sesame Street Says No Do

1 Bert and Ernie Aren't Gay

Sesame Street is again taking on the topic of Bert and Ernie's sexuality, and they're reminding us that "they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation." On their Facebook page, Sesame Street says Bert and Ernie are best friends created to show preschoolers that they can be good friends with people who are different from themselves. Los Angeles Times reports that Sesame Street posted the announcement in response to online petitions calling for the marriage of Bert and Ernie. On the Sesame Street Facebook page, fan Isaac Carpenter wrote, "I bet Bert and Ernie are relieved they're not gay, but are ... confused about their asexuality," while Sharkey Violet points out that since puppets don't have sexual orientation, Miss Piggy must have just been after Kermit for his frog legs!

More at Los Angeles Times | Hat tip to Sesame Street Facebook page | Posted 6 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Gay Marriage, Bert Ernie Gay, Bert Ernie Marriage, Sesame Street Puppets, Sesame Street Addresses Bert Ernie, Just Friends Bert Ernie

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