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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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106.

mikmod    

oh for cripes sake. they are just puppet versions of felix and oscar.

1068 days ago
107.

laurelf    

As far as Bert and Ernie goes - Who cares? Does it really matter? Grow up people, this is 2011, and I sure hope people are finally open minded about these things. And, only an ignorant, uneducated, and 'Yahoo' would be bothered by this. Really, folks, c'mon...........

1068 days ago
108.

TruthFull2000    

A petition, really? Can kids learn to read and write before we push the whole homosexual agenda in their faces? I dont have a problem with gay people, unless they're trying to indoctrinate the rest of the world.

1068 days ago
109.

Rob    

Get back in the closet and shut the He11 up! I don't want to hear about it, know about it, or think about it... just shut the he11 up!

1068 days ago
110.

Leader of the ignorant masses    

I always assumed that they were just friends and one was from Jersey because he has a orange spray tan and the other was Russian because he has one eyebrow.

1068 days ago
111.

Rage    

lol here's the Factual info TMZ won't post...
http://www.change.org/petitions/let-bert-ernie-get-married-on-sesame-street
.. petition created by a "Lair Scott" (possibly transgender?!?)
in either case, this is a classic example WHY California Voted NOT to let Gays marry! You all have your genitals stuffed in your armpits!! MAKE SENSE over an issue and the public May listen!! This kinda crap just makes you look even Worse!! Kanye West is starting to sound brighter!!!
Ok, back to my phone call with a gay friend (NOT lover) about their shopping dilema :)

1068 days ago
112.

Art    

This comment brought to you by a Gay man....@Mayu...You are so very VERY RIGHT!!! Why is it that within the gay community that we have to give EVERYTHING a sexual orientation? For goodness sakes just leave it alone....Thank you Mayu.

1068 days ago
113.

Big Gay Al    

Bert's way too angry to be Gay, and Ernie, well he's a sick and twisted aviphile.

1068 days ago
114.

Laurie    

They are Puppets! Seriously!?

1068 days ago
115.

loe    

Most people here are not gays. They are just idiots who want their kids to be like them - IDIOTS. Go read a book or watch a do***entary called "It's Elementary". You will find out that kids actually understand more than adults when it comes to sexuality. Stop being so overprotective! Your kids will thank you when they grow up. Otherwise, they will be just like you RED NECK, WHITE TRASH or IGNORANT.

1068 days ago
116.

D-INCARNATION    

That's Harvey is on the left.

1068 days ago
117.

Wikl    

Only gay morons with no lives would push their mindset on something so innocent.

1068 days ago
118.

SoThere    

Come on, does EVERYBODY have to be gay???
Geez, now they're going after kid's muppets?
Really?

1068 days ago
119.

Wikl    

Only gay people with no lives would push their mindset on something so innocent.

1068 days ago
120.

Tyler    

Of course they are gay. Duh.

1068 days ago
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