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Sesame Street

Bert & Ernie AREN'T GAY!!!

8/11/2011 12:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Sesame Street has finally responded to age-old rumors that Bert and Ernie are gay -- claiming the infamous room-sharing man-puppet odd couple are JUST FRIENDS ... and have no sexual orientation whatsoever.

A petition emerged online this week, urging the creators of Sesame Street to marry the two puppets -- but the Sesame Workshop just posted a message on its Facebook account, writing, "Bert and Ernie are best friends."

The statement continues, "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."

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151.

en Todo Momento!!    

wow. gay people are so obsessive about their sexuality (homosexuality). it seems like it's on their minds incessantly (compulsive). no bueno......

1169 days ago
152.

dee    

Why is this breaking news!?

1169 days ago
153.

hades    

Nope! They are not! But one's Dominican and the other is Puerto Rican.

1169 days ago
154.

Ttopper    

Seriously? This is the dumbest thing I have ever heard. Just leave it alone and accept it's a children's television show!

1169 days ago
155.

bryan    

why are we as adult encouraging this stupidness

1169 days ago
156.

Mayu    

How many straight marriages between sesame street puppets have their been? So why do we suddenly "need" a gay marriage if there hasn't even been a straight marriage? BECAUSE SEXUALITY DOESN'T PLAY INTO THE SHOW. Oh, and for the morons who keep bringing up Miss Piggy... SHE'S A MUPPET, not sesame street. The muppet show was a comedy/variety show meant for kids older than sesame street age.

1169 days ago
157.

LLM    

Oh come on! Everyone knows that Bert and Ernie are gay! Big bird too! Bugs Bunny even! The bunny is a dude but wears dresses! LOL

1169 days ago
158.

Queeny    

Miss Piggy & Kermit dated (did they ever marry?) & they're not even the same species!
What's the bid deal with 2 similar male Muppets getting married?
There's no logic here - if Frogs marry Pigs, then let Bert & Ernie get married!

1169 days ago
159.

DirtySouth    

What is up with the perverts who started this petition? Why are they trying to pass sexual issues on to children? This is a kids show. If you want to see gay people getting married, make an ADULTS show and marry them.

1169 days ago
160.

The Neko Nation    

Gay people will go to no ends to force their agenda on everyone. Why do this to children? Somethings should be left alone!

1169 days ago
161.

makaveli    

what the **** is worng whit these homosexual people

1169 days ago
162.

Josephina    

WOW, people need to seriously get over this.

1169 days ago
163.

Kate    

THANK YOU for having common sense, Sesame Street

1169 days ago
164.

dd    

Funny how these people claim they want to be seen as normal they have already polluted the minds of teens and now they want to feed their derange behavior to little children, and they claim their life style is normal behavior,

1169 days ago
165.

Heather    

Sesame Street in other countries has characters/puppets that have HIV/aids. I know that the aids rate is so much higher in these countries, but why don't we have characters/puppets that are positive? And what is wrong with having gay characters? If they want to teach tolerance, it would only make sense.

1169 days ago
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