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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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166.

Bela    

Dean Winchester said they were so it must be true.

1115 days ago
167.

Craig    

The push of the homosexual agenda upon everyone else is because they themselves know the lifestyle they've chosen is wrong based on biblical and social morality, yet pursue it with a form of delusional happiness which they then try to impose upon everyone else because their emotional need for a father figure and the identification with him was never dealt with, ergo it manifested sexually... Men can emotionally love each other and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that... But the homosexual community is trying to blur that line into sexuality and setting up on a pedestal to be worshipped... It's a choice... It's a choice around your psychological make up (and environment) that formed within you when you were little... It's a subconscious choice, but it's a choice none-the-less...

1115 days ago
168.

CC    

Unbeknownst to the homosexual community is the fact two people of the same sex can actually be best friends and not feel compelled to stick their ***** in each others bodies. So are homosexuals stupid? No, they're simply misguided.

1115 days ago
169.

Charmous    

Seriously, what has this country come too? Bert and Ernie have been a timeless classic of innocence. A picture of what is needed and necessary in this world of trouble and turmoil. Why do people have to soil this outlet for our children? Have we gotten so caught up with our own agendas that we've forgotten what it means to be a child. When the only things that were important to us was can we go outside and play with our friends? When our sex or sexual preference wasn't a consideration or a concern. In fact, I can remember a time when boys and girls didn't want to play with each other for the fear of catching "cooties". I think of how I grew up and the number of baths i've shared with my male cousins and I look at their lives as well as mine and so far we've all turned out straight without any homosexual tendencies. In fact we all are married with children. Now, please do get me wrong, I am not bashing those who have partnered with or couple with the same sex. In fact I celebrate their individuality and applaud all the strides that have been made that allow gay couples to coexist and raise families. I truly think that makes up the American structure. But I have to put my foot down, when large groups of people assume or take up causes that affect the basic fiber of our children's innocence. What's next "School House Rock"?

1115 days ago
170.

andy    

Rest assured, that directly due to the influence of this TMZ post, someone in a makeshift studio in Chatsworth is creating an outline for an adult film based on Bert & Ernie, RIGHT NOW!!!!!!
It's going to happen, . . . GOOD GRIEF!!!!!!

1115 days ago
171.

thinkaboutit    

I was hoping they would prove this on Mythbusters, but you know those guys are obiously gay.

1115 days ago
172.

Sonya in Tx    

Is nothing sacred?

Leave Bert and Ernie alone....

1115 days ago
173.

Chicodog    

Bert and Ernie...Harvey and Charles :)

1115 days ago
174.

DJ    

Nevermind about Burt and Ernie, who is concerned about the welfare of the little rubber duckie???? He is the ONE!! He makes bathtime fun!!! :)

1115 days ago
175.

tellmeaboutit     

Bert and Ernie are for little kids. Kids don't get much time for childhood anymore before they're pushed into the high tech, plastic boobs, crap on tv, look at me world we live in now.

Leave Bert and Ernie and the rest of their toys alone.

1115 days ago
176.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

Would you homosexuals stop trying to hijack everything from the word gay to *** to the rainbow and everything else you attach to your sexual cult and stay the helll away from our children trying to indoctrinate recruits for your sex cult. Because it's not a human condition, no, you're not born with it it's been proven over and over, it as perverted cult and nothing more. Had GOD intended homosexuality he would have given both men and women the means to reproduce and that's that. Enough already, we're freaking sick of it.

NO Lincoln wasn't Gay, Washington wasn't gay etc etc etc etc all this freaking madness is sickening.

1114 days ago
177.

Sassy Vee    

I really don't think so people need to just knock it off! they are puppets hello get a clue lol they don't have any genes, chromosomes, they have no sex they have stings robot connections hands,fingers and they only do what people tell them leave the ernie and bert alone damnit!lol

1114 days ago
178.

Rotten Puppets    

They are "friends with benefits" everyone knows that.

Why else would Ernie be so concerned about crumbs in the bed.. when they have ONLY ONE BED...

1114 days ago
179.

siennagold    

If Sesame Street says they're not gay then THEY ARE NOT GAY. Is it necessary to make them gay? Let's move on now. Stop forcing the gay issue.

1114 days ago
180.

Celebritards    

Leave the little kids alone for **** sake. They will know in due time how things roll in this world. Leave the innocence and young minds alone.

1114 days ago
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