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The New Yorker "outs" Bert and Ernie





And I thought they were just puppets.  Silly me. Via David Harsanyi:

No, not even Muppets are spared in our culture war. Below is the cover of the new issue of The New Yorker.

“It’s amazing to witness how attitudes on gay rights have evolved in my lifetime,” said Jack Hunter, the artist behind the cover.  “This is great for our kids, a moment we can all celebrate.”

Then again, in response to an 2011 online petition calling for Bert and Ernie to tie the knot, the Sesame Workshop’s Facebook page offered this statement:

“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.”

Click here for the rest, including a shot of the New Yorker’s cover.



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  • socon

    Gross. Leave the muppets alone.

  • CBDenver

    Remember when liberals scoffed at Jerry Falwell for suggesting that Tinkie Winkie was gay?

  • PhilTan

    You know, they were supposed to be a-sexual. Indifferant. Were we celebrating them as heterosexuals ? This is messed up. Welcome to ObAmerica.

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