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Bert and Ernie just friends? Really?
Sesame Street issued this statement on its Facebook page today, in response to a petition calling for the longtime friends to marry.

Bert and Ernie are best friends. 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 (as most  Sesame Street Muppets do), they remain puppets, and do not have a  sexual orientation.

Bert could not be reached for comment.

Oh. My. God. So very wrong.

newsweek:

Bert and Ernie just friends? Really?

Sesame Street issued this statement on its Facebook page today, in response to a petition calling for the longtime friends to marry.

Bert and Ernie are best friends. 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 (as most Sesame Street Muppets do), they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation.

Bert could not be reached for comment.

Oh. My. God. So very wrong.

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  1. abjv reblogged this from newsweek and added:
    I still think this is hilarious. Also: Avenue Q, anyone? ***
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  10. lavieselonmoi reblogged this from newsweek and added:
    I think this is completely ridiculous … Let kids be kids and stop outing people, I mean puppets SMH
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    Hahahahaha
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    HA! HAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA. I KNEW IT! my gaydar went blink when I saw him. LOL
  20. eldinire reblogged this from theadamglass and added:
    I thought Ernie was one of those Objectum-Sexuals like on that BBC special I didn’t watch but saw a lot of commercials...
  21. theadamglass reblogged this from newsweek and added:
    So what I’m getting here is that Sesame Street has confirmed that Bert and Ernie are not straight.
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  23. dustynine reblogged this from newsweek and added:
    I really appreciate this. Not everything in this world has to be made into a statement, especially not a sexual one,...
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