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Big Bird Blasts Obama

TAKE ME OUT OF

YOUR ATTACK AD!

10/9/2012 11:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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This article is brought to you by the letter P ... as in Sesame Street is PISSED that Barack Obama used Big Bird in an anti-Romney attack ad without permission!

In case you haven't seen it ... Team Obama released the ad following the debate, in which they mock Mitt Romney's vow to cut off government funding to PBS. The ad portrays Big Bird as an enemy of America who towered over criminals like Bernie Madoff and Ken Lay.

But Big Bird isn't laughing ... and neither is Ernie, Bert, Oscar or Elmo (and that dude laughs at EVERYTHING) ... claiming Team Obama never asked for permission before using the Sesame Street character.

In fact, Sesame Workshop released a statement saying, "We have approved no campaign ads, and as is our general practice, have requested that the ad be taken down."

SW also explains, "Sesame Workshop is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization and we do not endorse candidates or participate in political campaigns."

Obama's camp says they have heard Sesame Street's complaints and will be reviewing SS's concerns.

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1.

Pockets    

DERP! SOUNDS LIKE SOMEONE WANTS THE PAYCHECK!

743 days ago
2.

Truth    

Even Big Bird doesn't want to be associated with Obama. Today's number is ONE. ONE term only.

743 days ago
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Celebrities Suck    

leave big bird alone......Did you all know that ernie and bert were gay?

http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Are_Ernie_and_Bert_gay%3F

743 days ago
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mrdobach    

Someones getting fired.....

743 days ago
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just sayin    

This commercial is excellent. Sad that Sesame Street is forced to say they didn't approve of this when they know very well they may all be looking at the end.

743 days ago
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two cents    

What's that smell? Desperation! If the only thing odumba can attack romney with is BB, stick a fork in him, he's done.

743 days ago
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anon    

That has to be the stupidist political ad I've ever seen! No wonder Big Bird want it taken down!

743 days ago
8.

just sayin    

I think it's sad most people don't understand, kids are engaged by the puppets, the puppets make it fun for them to learn. All kids deserve to have fun with learning, not just the rich ones.

743 days ago
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Leave It Alone    

This Big Bird stuff has been blown way out of proportion. Romney said he wanted to cut funding to PBS so that we don't have to keep borrowing money from China if we don't have to. I guess some people don't understand our situation with China and would like to focus on the fact that sesame street wouldn't be getting its funding from the government. Big Bird is not the spokesperson for the democratic party. This is one of the dumbest moves I've seen a politician make.... Other than almost everything George W. did.

743 days ago
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VICKI    

YIKES !!!! THEY CAN'T REPORT ON SOMETHING MORE IMPORTANT. WAY TO GO SS FOR TAKING THEM ON

743 days ago
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jacksonfive210    

It makes me laugh when Obama and Obama supporters say Mitt is a liar and flip flopper. it's the pot calling the kettle black. Btw I'm not really a Romney supporter

743 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

The dumbest campaign ad EVER!

743 days ago
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Bonnie    

Obama has been horrible with all the negative ads, very dissappointing, he must be desperate using Big Bird..does he not know children can't vote! This is only going to piss parents off using a character that interacts with children to his advantage.

743 days ago
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Shades46    

I don't think Sesame Workshop got the "Hope and Change" memo. Obama and his Administration has been doing what ever they have wanted for the past 4 four years.

743 days ago
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leeleetof    

When Campaigne ads include Big Bird we really have hit rock bottom. Sad and embarassing.

743 days ago
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