A former “Sesame Street
” writer says popular characters Bert and Ernie are a “loving couple.” Sesame Workshop
says that isn’t so, because puppets “do not have a sexual orientation.”
“As we have always said, Bert and Ernie are best friends,” Sesame Workshop, the studio behind the beloved children’s program said in a statement tweeted Tuesday.
Please see our statement below regarding Bert and Ernie. pic.twitter.com/6r2j0XrKYu
— Sesame Workshop (@SesameWorkshop) September 18, 2018
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Here are the relevant parts of the Queerty interview that Sesame Workshop was responding to:
Ok, so we have to address–that’s the big question, right? In the writer’s room, you’re all adults. Were you thinking of Bert & Ernie as a gay couple? Did that question ever come up?
I remember one time that a column from The San Francisco Chronicle,