• Petitioned Sesame Workshop

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Sesame Workshop

Keep all Sesame Street puppets single and asexual

    1. K Bridgegood
    2. Petition by

      K Bridgegood

      New York, NY

Sesame Workshop recently released a statement responding to a change.org petition to allow Bert and Ernie to get married in which they said, "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."

Despite this, there are Sesame Street Muppets™ who do, in fact, have significant others (Oscar the Grouch has Grundgetta, Forgetful Jones has Clementine, and Count von Count has been linked to several women during his tenure on the show). If Sesame Workshop is truly committed to the idea that puppets do not have a sexual orientation, they should make it a policy across the board. None of the puppets should have romantic relationships on the show.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Michelle Gir COLUMBUS, OH
      • about 3 years ago

      I have always thought of Bert & Ernie as brothers ... not a gay couple. If they do depict love, it's BROTHERLY LOVE ! ! ! !

      Leave them alone.

      There are 2 petitions to sign If you want to vote against this marriage . . . .

      Sesame Street: DO NOT let Bert & Ernie get Married!!!

      Sesame Street: Don't Marry Bert & Ernie


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