Aug 10 - Petition Calls for Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie to Be Married

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Aug 10 - Petition Calls for Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie to Be Married
 

 

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Although Sesame Street's creators have never said that the two characters are gay, viewers have long speculated that roommates Bert and Ernie are more than just friends.
Perhaps the petition, started by Illinois resident Lair Scott, was prompted by the changing tide in the U.S.: In June, New York became the sixth — and largest — state to legalize same-s3x marriage. Or maybe people just want Sesame Street to continue with its progressive message that has seen the show deal with sensitive topics of race, death and self-acceptance. Some people might think that if Archie Comics can introduce its first gay character, then Sesame Street, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2009, should certainly let its two "gayest" characters marry.
(MORE: Top 10 Sesame Street Moments)
Opponents of the petition say that having Bert and Ernie marry all of a sudden could confuse children who may never have even caught on to the rumors. Would children then think that men who live together must be gay? Other critics say the move would be too political for a children's program, because these are in fact Muppets we're talking about — none of which are married or even in romantic relationships. The show is after all supposed to be about ABCs and 123s. But in the past Sesame Street has introduced a Latina Muppet as well as an HIV-positive Muppet, so producers aren't exactly ignoring cultural shifts.
(LIST: Top 10 Celebrity Sesame Street Songs)
Scott, the petition creator, believes that allowing the characters to marry or introducing a transgender character could help bullied and struggling LGBT kids "know that they ARE BEAUTIFUL and their lives are worth living." So far, more than 700 other people agree.
(PHOTOS: Sesame Street's 40-Year Cavalcade of Stars)
Frances Romero is a writer-reporter at TIME. Find her on Twitter at @frances_romero. You can also continue the discussion on TIME's Facebook page and on Twitter at @TIME.


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 6 years ago '07        #2
KnicksLost 17 heat pts17
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WTF is going on in the world....like who could be that sick and twisted to think of this sh*t
 6 years ago '04        #3
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already posted
 08-10-2011, 04:20 PM         #4
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people have been thinking about it for a long time......Im 30 with no kids wtf cares..........I mean 2 grown men living together and sleeping in the same room every night........what would you call them in real life......even if they were not..........
 6 years ago '11        #5
HipHop Since 93 11 heat pts11
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gays are taking over the world...
 08-10-2011, 06:53 PM         #6
Isis Iz SeNsuaL 
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Ridiculous.
 6 years ago '06        #7
Malcolm 34 heat pts34
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The motherfu*kers live together. How many heteros3xual men you know live together for 40 years. Might as well marry them. Like Dave said, "Sesame Street teaches kids other things"
 6 years ago '09        #8
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Wtf they better not go thru with this sh*t
 08-10-2011, 07:07 PM         #9
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they are also puppets.... i mean cmon, and just because you got two men living in a house doesnt mean your gay. first superman deciding to denounce his American citizenship, then i recall hearing about making cookie monster be veggie monster , and of course the latest stupid installment making another version of spiderman who is a black latino???? i feel just like the old saying has been said for years
" You dont fix, what aint broken "
 08-10-2011, 07:16 PM         #10
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Another reason why parents need to remove the TV from their home.
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 6 years ago '07        #12
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Another reason why parents need to remove the TV from their home.
lol man you're dead serious with the tin foil hat ish
 08-10-2011, 07:23 PM         #13
THEYOUNGMESSIAH 
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Comeon man, you fu*kin serious ??
 6 years ago '07        #14
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this f*ggot sh*t has got to stop
 6 years ago '06        #15
qnz raw pusha 19 heat pts19
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BOOOO.....fccin homos if they do this i will officialy think america is a v*gina and move out
 6 years ago '09        #16
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I have officially seen it all now..
 6 years ago '08        #17
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My wife keep callin em gay, but I always thought they were brothers or some sh*t like that. You don't need to expose kids that early to the gay lifestyle. They don't need to learn about s3xual orientations like that. They just need the abc's, numbers, and the word of the day and keep it moving!
 6 years ago '04        #18
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 HipHop Since 93 said:
gays are taking over the world...
this country is becoming extremely soft and gay. f*gs
 6 years ago '05        #19
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why are f*ggots still watchin sesame street to the point they need to complain about bert and ernie
 6 years ago '04        #20
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Ok well they weren't created with the intent of them being gay. Sesame Street started in the 60's ('69 ) and gay wasn't a big social issue at the time. Not a big deal really, the f*gs will make it so.
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