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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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76.

Superman    

Bert and Ernie are dolls for children! Why do they have to have a sexual orientation?! Despite what gay people try to mislead people to believe, you are not born gay!

The irony here is that it's bigoted gay people that are using that stereotype of two single male friends to try to perpetuate that it has to be homosexuality. Since gay people obviously love stereotypes, then they shouldn't bitch when straight people exploit their stereotypes also!

986 days ago
77.

Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

Believe it: two men can be friends without being gay for each other.

986 days ago
78.

tiffany    

I'm getting so sick and tired with everyone trying to make something into something that it is not...just leave things be... they're best friends, they've been best friends..so what!!!!! My children who watch seasame street doesn't need to learn all about that right now..i don't teach them about men and woman only being together either...they don't need to know that stuff until later in life...leave our things be!!!

986 days ago
79.

Marie    

kristine: about a minute ago
the thing about some gay people is they are so on FLAME!
"ooh! Oooh! I'm gay lookit me world im GAY!"
what's their point? im disabled i dont run around screaming about it!!!
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You can't compared being gay with being disabled. And there is nothing shameful about being gay.

986 days ago
80.

Giggity    

Puppets aren't gay. People that play with puppets are gay.

986 days ago
81.

S    

Sesame Street is a show for pre-schoolers. Sexual orientation or anything that involved adult romance/relationships shouldn't be introduced to them at that age. The focus of Sesame Street is teach children the alphabet and basic social skills, not provide social commentary or make political statements.

986 days ago
82.

Mayu    

@Thomas your argument is stupid.

Being black, white, hispanic, or asian has nothing to do with sexuality.

986 days ago
83.

Marie    

Superman: 7 minutes ago
Despite what gay people try to mislead people to believe, you are not born gay!
---------------------------------------------------------You are wrong. Science proved that gay people were born that way. Gay people have existed since the pre-historic era. And they are not disappearing anytime soon.

986 days ago
84.

what-what?    

It is "kind of kinky" was one of the lyrics in the theme song for E and B. I emailed the production company to voice my disdain for the lyric (not appropriate for a children's show) and they maintained Bert says, "kicky." Huh? If you're interested in the theme song, google it. In the original version, which they said they have amended, Bert clearly says, "kinky," oh and...while he's riding on a bed that's flying through the clouds. WHATEVER! Gross!

986 days ago
85.

Sick of it    

Thank God they stood up and said NO!!!!They were never gay in my day and they are not gay now. Quit trying to push your freaking agenda!

986 days ago
86.

shelley    

I don't think a big deal about Bert and Ernie should exist. It's just two guys sharing a room. If they (the people who want a gay couple to be represented along with the minorities...lol the minorities of other puppets that don't have a race anyway...god that sounds so stupid people)..anyhoo, I digress. If they want a gay couple, an entirely new couple should move to Sesame Street. Don't shove it in kids faces but just have them move in. It is what is it and it does represent real life but leave Bert & Ernie alone

986 days ago
87.

rhbjorn    

It is breaking news that Bert are Ernie are puppets facepalm just facepalm.

986 days ago
88.

HMoney    

Come on, if they were gay, would one have a unibrow?

986 days ago
89.

The Love Sponge    

The two aren't Gay. That I assure you. I'm a flaming queen with very powerful Gaydar.

986 days ago
90.

cindy    

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