Friday, August 12, 2011

Sesame Street: Bert & Ernie Are Not Gay

Sesame Street officials have responded to this week's petition to allow Bert and Ernie to marry on the show.
"Bert and Ernie are best friends. They were created to teach preschoolers that people can be good friends with those who are very different from themselves. "Even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics, they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation," Sesame Workshop said in a statement posted on Facebook.
Yesterday's statement echoes those issued in previous years.