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Former a Sesame Streeta writer says Bert and Ernie are gay; The show,...

There are 20 comments on the KZKX-FM Lincoln story from Thursday Sep 20, titled Former a Sesame Streeta writer says Bert and Ernie are gay; The show,.... In it, KZKX-FM Lincoln reports that:

Following an interview given by a former Sesame Street writer who said he wrote the beloved characters Bert and Ernie as if they were gay, the show has said otherwise. Sesame Workshop on Tuesday tweeted , " Sesame Street has always stood for inclusion and acceptance.

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Cecil

San Francisco, CA

#1 Thursday Sep 20
puppeteering legend Frank Oz took to Twitter to deny the claim, noting to one argumentative follower, "I created Bert. I know what and who he is."

Thank you Mr. Oz!

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

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#2 Thursday Sep 20
What a relief for worried closet cases world wide. Hand puppet aren’t gay!!! Spread the news!
Cecil

San Francisco, CA

#3 Thursday Sep 20
It didn’t take long for people to start flaming Oz, accusing him of being anti-gay. Oz was outraged by that reaction, and later tweeted, "It seems Mr. Mark Saltzman was asked if Bert & Ernie are gay. It’s fine that he feels they are. They’re not, of course."

Way to go Frank Oz!!!
Harris

Yellowknife, Canada

#4 Thursday Sep 20
I applaud Mr. Frank Oz!
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#6 Thursday Sep 20
Harris wrote:
I applaud Mr. Frank Oz!
Yes.....the epidemic of gay hand puppets has gotten way out of hand. What a HUGE RELIEF to know that Bert and Ernie aren't gay!!!!!

LOL!
Frankie Rizzo

Los Angeles, CA

#7 Thursday Sep 20
Gremlin wrote:
<quoted text>Yes.....the epidemic of gay hand puppets has gotten way out of hand. What a HUGE RELIEF to know that Bert and Ernie aren't gay!!!!!

LOL!
Correct PBS says they are not gay. They are puppets. So calm down.
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#8 Thursday Sep 20
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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Correct PBS says they are not gay. They are puppets. So calm down.
We know you were upset when Bert and Ernie scored higher than you in an IQ test.....

But don't take it personally.
Cecil

San Francisco, CA

#9 Thursday Sep 20
I do believe that Big Bird is gay though.
Frankie Rizzo

Los Angeles, CA

#10 Thursday Sep 20
Gremlin wrote:
<quoted text>We know you were upset when Bert and Ernie scored higher than you in an IQ test.....

But don't take it personally.
This from somone who thinks stuffing headed Bert and Ernie have an IQ to measure.
Larry Craig s WC Stance

Philadelphia, PA

#11 Friday Sep 21
The right wing always goes extra fundie batsh t every time this sort of claim (or simple observation) about a puppet or a Muppet or a character in a children's film or an historical figure or a celebrity 'comes out"....

“Equality marches on! ”

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#12 Friday Sep 21
Cecil wrote:
I do believe that Big Bird is gay though.
Why? Did you try fluffing his feathers?
Frankie Rizzo

Piscataway, NJ

#14 Saturday Sep 22
NE Jade wrote:
<quoted text>Why? Did you try fluffing his feathers?
Oy. Don't quit your day job (picking up cans along the highway).

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

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#15 Saturday Sep 22
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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Oy. Don't quit your day job (picking up cans along the highway).
Why don't you sober up and stalk someone out on a pier?
Concerned

United States

#17 Saturday Sep 22
What next? Lassie was a lesbian? King Kong was born Queen Kong?

Enough is enough LGBT!
For crying out loud.

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

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#18 Saturday Sep 22
And back to the topic...people can get all upset about two muppets but what they can't control or change is reality that the writer who created these characters and wrote the skits is gay and his writing was influenced by his life experiences.
Undie Concerned Fundies

Philadelphia, PA

#20 Saturday Sep 22
Concerned wrote:
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What next? Lassie was a lesbian? King Kong was born Queen Kong?

Enough is enough LGBT!
For crying out loud.
Keep your hetero wedding photos, your engagement announcements, your romantic comedies, your dating concerns to yourselves, then, allegedly str8 homophobes.
Frankie Rizzo

Piscataway, NJ

#21 Saturday Sep 22
Undie Concerned Fundies wrote:
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Keep your hetero wedding photos, your engagement announcements, your romantic comedies, your dating concerns to yourselves, then, allegedly str8 homophobes.
Aw come on Philly Silly. Where is your sense of humor. How funny it would be if they made King Kong gay. Roars with a lisp. Limp wrist etc.
Frankie Rizzo

Piscataway, NJ

#22 Saturday Sep 22
Or how about King Kong as a trannie? Too funny!
Concerned

United States

#23 Saturday Sep 22
NE Jade wrote:
And back to the topic...people can get all upset about two muppets but what they can't control or change is reality that the writer who created these characters and wrote the skits is gay and his writing was influenced by his life experiences.
So what?
Incel

Middleport, OH

#24 Saturday Sep 22
NE Jade wrote:
What a relief for worried closet cases world wide. Hand puppet aren’t gay!!! Spread the news!
I hate you.

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