Written by Moe Jiles –
Should one of TV’s longest-running couples take the plunge?
A Facebook campaign calling on PBS to marry off longtime pals Bert and Ernie on “Sesame Street” has picked up approximately 4,000 signatures and an disproportionate amount of headlines.
It’s time, activists argue, with New York now legalizing same-sex marriage, to show kids that gay couples are everywhere and just like everyone else.
The nature of Bert and Ernie’s relationship has dogged the show for years. The makers of Sesame Street have issued a statement hoping to quell the controversy, saying, the roomies were “created to teach preschoolers that people can be good friends with those who are very different from themselves.”
Further, PBS says Muppets don’t have sexual orientations.
Really? As writer Armistead Maupin noted, referring to Kermit the Frog and a certain Miss Piggy, “The folks who fret that a wedding between Bert and Ernie would ’sexualize’ a kids’ show were remarkably silent about a frog porking a pig.”
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