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Sesame Street

Bert & Ernie AREN'T GAY!!!

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

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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They aren't gay.. but it's fun to tease them for being gay. Family guy does a great spoof of them

1171 days ago


just because harvey touches himself thinking about these too doesn't mean they are gay, it just means harvey is a ***

1171 days ago


Come on folks.. Leave the gay agenda to the one and only pink panda of Hollywood, Perez Hilton. Kids don't care much for this gender b/s, they only become awared when adults w/o too much common sense push the issue or molest them.

1171 days ago


Unbelievable that people would waste their time putting out a petition and worrying about whether these two puppets are gay or not. Or economy and government are going to Hell in a handbasket and this is TMZ'S Breaking News? The world has officially gone nuts.

1171 days ago


Can't believe the gays are asking the creators to do this just to validate their existence. Pathetic.

1171 days ago


However, Big Bird is the biggest flaming-queen since Liberace.

1171 days ago


Frakkin' swamp loggers need to shove their petitions where the sun don't shine.

1171 days ago


Frakkin' swamp loggers need to shove their petitions where the sun don't shine.

1171 days ago


A bunch of the losers who were a part of the petition were deadly serious about it.

They strongly believe that showing Bert and Ernie as gay would be helpful to children struggling with their own sexuality. Really? Three year olds?

Some of these homo activists are absolutely pathetic and just one of the reasons that this country is going down the ****hole...

1171 days ago


I don't think Burt & Ernie are gay -- if you need proof: they have separate beds! I wouldn't care if they were, my young son also wouldn't care. BUT I think it's odd that they said that puppets don't have a sexual orientation....what do you call Miss Piggy?! She's been flirting with and lusting after Kermit for years! She's definitely got some kind of sexual orientation...I don't know if it's called being "straight", since Kermit IS a frog....

1171 days ago


Frakkin' swamp loggers need to shove their petitions where the sun don't shine.

1171 days ago

moe l.    

Why would anyone other than a gay person wanting to shove more gayness if front of everyone want two male puppets to get married? If anything, they would have a Civil Union which was designed for gay people. Marriage is for two people who's anatomy compliment each other. You folks who like going the wrong way on a One Way street find some other cause to advance.

1171 days ago

Jim in Cali    

Only idiots like Harvey and the high school acting TMZ newsroom would put a poll up like this.

1171 days ago


Society needs to stop shoving sex down our children's throats. Maybe Bert and Ernie are gays. Maybe they are not. Let kids be kids and enjoy their favorite characters on TV without thinking about who they sleep with.

1171 days ago


What color is their genitalia?

1171 days ago
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