Sesame Street: Bert And Ernie Not Gay, Just Really Good Friends


Seasame Workshop has officially responded (via Facebook) to the petition campaign urging them to “out” characters Bert and Ernie.

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 (as most Sesame Street Muppets™ do), they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation.

Good to know there won’t be any sexuality on Seasame Street…

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Posted by on August 11, 2011.
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Kevin founded Wizbang in 2003. He still contributes occasionally and handles all the technical and design work for the site.

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  • Anonymous

    This is just too damn obvious that the freakin “activists” have to be spanked for trying to co-opt a pre-schooler’s TV program for their own use.  A different form of pedophilia, for sure.

    Oh wat a minute.  They probably enjoyed the spanking and will want more.

    This isn’t over yet.

    • Anonymous

      It will never be over until they shove their gayness down the throat of every man, woman and child — ESPECIALLY children — in the world.

      • Anonymous

        It will never be over until they shove their gayness down the throat 

        Yay for homoerotic imagery.

        • Anonymous

          It seemed appropriately poetic.

  • jim_m

    Bert and Ernie were created in the 70′s. It’s highly unlikely that at that time anyone was thinking “Hey, lets make the main characters on a children’s show a pair of gay men.”

    The problem with the gay community is that they need to find homosexuality everywhere. Hitler was gay. Lincoln was gay. Enough already. Plus they are completely obsessed with insisting that preschoolers be taught that homosexuality is normative. Sorry guys. Gays are a very small minority by any measure. That alone defines them as not normative.

    • herddog505

      jim_mThe problem with the gay community is that they need to find homosexuality everywhere.

      I agree, and it hurts them more than it helps.  I think that most Americans are pretty tolerant; they want to live and let live.  But nobody likes a prig who is constantly on the soapbox, constantly beating his chest, constantly wagging his finger in people’s faces.  And this is such a STUPID soapbox!  To my mind, it’s a cheap, obnoxious publicity stunt akin to Fred Phelps hijacking funerals to get attention for his hateful views.

    • Anonymous

      Hitler was gay.

      I didn’t know Hitler was gay.

      • http://www.rustedsky.net Anonymous

        The evidence isn’t compelling.

        http://gaylife.about.com/od/gayhistoryfacts/a/hitlerpink.htm 

        http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2001/oct/07/books.booksnews 

        http://5magazine.wordpress.com/2010/09/25/was-hitler-gay/ 

        The last one seems to make the most sense – all his documented relationships were with women, so I’d say the evidence is that he wasn’t. 

        Others seem to think that because all his relationships were with women, and he had all those goregeous Aryan hunks parading around, and those uniforms! Well, it’s just so OBVIOUS, sweetie, that he was as flaming as they come, but just hiding it away!!

        Kind  of late to ask him, I’d say.

        • Anonymous

          The story I heard was that he only had one testicle.
           

          • https://plus.google.com/114041580398058374552/posts McGehee

            To the tune of that “Bridge on the River Kwai” song, which apparently existed long before the movie:

            Hitler, he only had one ball.
            Göring had two but very small.
            Himmler was somewhat sim’lar
            But Goebbels
            Had no balls
            At all.

            I think the Goebbels one really only works if sung in a particular variation of the British accent.

  • Anonymous

    Ernie and Bert also plan to vote ABO…

  • Frank O’Connell

    Aw, Come on! We were just having fun. Watching the Hobbits take on the Sesame Street Muppets “Mano-a-Mano”  was great sport.

    Nobody noticed .the tin-foil hats and swords, I swear.

    Hobbit Powers UNITE!

    • Anonymous

      Exactly who was taking on Sesame Street?  Only the radical gay activists like yourself.  Sesame Street has long maintained, with widespread support, that Bert and Ernie are not gay.

    • http://www.rustedsky.net Anonymous

      With all your varied content, Frank, you want to try http://www.blogspot.com  and set up your own blog.They’re easy to create, and free – I’d even visit your blog a few times and see if you’ve got anything interesting and more or less original. If you want to get a bit more technical, I might also suggest 1and1.com.  They’re having a special – free for the first three months, then $5 a month thereafter. 10 GB space, all the bandwidth you can eat, 1 domain name, and 250 2GB mailbox accounts. Add in, Moveable Type software – it’s easy to set up and configure – though I might suggest you download BlogJanitor also, it automatically closes comments on a post after a while, otherwise you’ll get spammed with Prada Bag and Jimmy Choo shoes, v1agr@ ads and the like, or just plain incomprehensible urls that seem to point to some site in the Urals.

      • Anonymous

        He’d fail the anti-spam Turing test

  • Anonymous

    Radical gay activism fail.

  • http://www.wizbangblog.com David Robertson

    “Good to know there won’t be any sexuality on Seasame Street…”

    Yeah. It’s not like Katy Perry would be invited to Sesame Street.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you Sesame Street.