Source Bert and Ernie
The Sesame Street duo, who have been friends for over 42 years, have been the centre of attention for over 7000 who have signed a petition for Bert and Ernie to get married. They are asking for the two characters who share the same bedroom, albeit in two single beds, to tie the knot to show a generation of lesbians and gays that they are beautiful to.
I'm sorry but isn't Sesame Street aimed at preschool children?! If there are teenagers or adults watching the programme everyday, then I would question their maturity to decide what their sexuality actually is.
Source Best of Friends
So if they were labelled as homosexual, then what can they teach children. Are they going to have episodes about fashion, gay pride parades, going to gay night clubs? Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against homosexuals, I just think they have chosen the wrong characters to plant the 'seed of peace' in people.
The Sesame Workshop has released a statement saying 'Bert and Ernie are best friends... They were created to teach preschoolers that people can be good friends with those who are very different to themselves.'
For everything that has been said, for 42 years, it has been dictated to them what the scene was going to involved, and each time someone has stuck their hand up their behind, so maybe they could quite easily adapt to a change of sexuality.
As for this petition, that fact that 7,100 people have signed and over 3,000 people have joined the facebook group. The main issue for me is that we have a lot of people with a homosexual, puppet fetish... Something to worry about...