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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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Concerned    

Would you want your name placed with criminals. Big Bird is an Icon to children and should be used in this matter.. Kids see these ads too.

639 days ago
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ThaQueenof225    

I agree with Big Bird and the SSW.....Although I do love Obama and the message that the team and him have planed but using Kids show to bring rating on ur job it's right....Call Bitt(Bitch)Romney out simple as that....Said what's really on ur mind and ours you said you will fights for me and don't look like I am winning.You decide to run I decide to vote and we won that fight for two yrs the fool ***** footing around the bush,so now you are buy using Big Bird and SSW as a foot stool REALLY...

639 days ago
108.

Michelle     

How is that an attack ad...he said it, that's what they need to be worried about....not that BB is in the ad, but he is going to take your subsidies away duh.

639 days ago
109.

Joe    

I was laughing, it seemed like a skit you would see on Saturday Night Live. Not now or but in its funny days when they had Chris farely, Mike Myers, Phil Hartman.....that era.

638 days ago
110.

myopinion    

LOL...If Romney mentioned Big Bird in the debate why can't the Obama campaigne use it in their ads? Doesn't make sense. Obama 2012

638 days ago
111.

myopinion    

LMAO....This is a great ad! Romney asked for this ad if he never mentioned Big Bird in the debate this ad would have never been published! LOL...Obama 2012

638 days ago
112.

Katy    

This has to be one of the most vicious political attack ads ever. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbVLeAgwDXw

636 days ago
113.

Katy    

This has to be one of the most vicious political attack ads ever. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbVLeAgwDXw

636 days ago
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