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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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91.

Tyler    

Is harvey gay?

1133 days ago
92.

spliffsmommy    

i wish the **********ry would just stop! stop trying to shove the g.a.y. agenda up everyones a.s.s. get over it,heteros is the NORMAL way of life.quit trying to make everything about you whiney a.s.s. g.a.y.b.o.b.s..

1133 days ago
93.

BRET    

See this is what you get for being a P.C *****!!! Now that **** are out of the closet they want everything to be gay! **** YOU stupid **** get back in the closet you dirty AIDS spreading pillow biters!!!!!

1133 days ago
94.

Fallange    

I used to think it was odd that a lot of actresses were hooking up with musicians & athletes. Then someone told me it's because a lot of male actors & directors are gay. That's why actresses have to date outside the movie biz.

1133 days ago
95.

There's a problem here    

That statement alone sucks donkey. They're puppets for children's entertainment for god sake. They show friendship, comradeship and love for one another. Besides that, who gives a zh!t if they were gay?

1133 days ago
96.

DG    

Sooooooooooooooo not gay! Would a gay guy have a unibrow and wear a turtleneck under his sweater?!

1133 days ago
97.

memchee    

Good for them.

It would have been hypocritical to allow Ernie and Bert 2b gay after giving Katy Perry the boot over her cleavage.

1133 days ago
98.

mildly insane    

Is it Saturday already this sounds like the weekend crew

1133 days ago
99.

SLV    

This is ridiculous!! The United States economy is collapsing, London Bridge is LITERALLY falling down, and this is what people are petitioning about? Get a life!!

1133 days ago
100.

LJ    

Thank God some people still have some sense. And I have gay friends and am all for gay rights but please...really? I am very thankful they are standing by what is true and right.

1133 days ago
101.

Veronica    

Is a kids show is all innocent television. This really makes me upset having a two year son. Who loves that show why ruined something. Gay or straight leave it alone. WHo worry about marriages or whatever but leave the kids alone. Let them figure it out on their. I support gays but really don't make me change my mind. worry about important things.

1133 days ago
102.

dadudedd    

Jesus Christ....does the gay political agenda have to invade EVERY genre and venue?
Leave it the hell alone and get back to folding your panties with no creases.

1133 days ago
103.

(^_^)JUST ME    

or......FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS! (~_O)

1133 days ago
104.

Carol    

Bert looks a little pale. Hope you are feeling ok buddy!

1133 days ago
105.

Jay    

A children's show doesn't need to focus on homosexual OR straight relationships. No sexuality needs to be brought into this.

1133 days ago
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