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'Sesame Street' denies writer's claim that Bert and Ernie are gay: They are 'best friends'


The makers of "Sesame Street" say Bert and Ernie, the classic feuding Muppets who appeared on the popular children's television show, are not gay.

The statement came Tuesday after former "Sesame Street" writer Mark Saltzman gave an interview to online LGBT magazine Queerty Sunday saying the characters were gay.

"I always felt that without a huge agenda, when I was writing Bert & Ernie, they were. I didnít have any other way to contextualize them," Saltzman said. "I donít think Iíd know how else to write them, but as a loving couple."

"Sesame Street" denies the claim, however, saying the characters are simply "best friends."

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2018/09/18/sesame-street-denies-writers-claim-bert-and-ernie-gay/1348017002/
Posted by Joseph Snyder | Tue Sep 18, 2018, 08:59 PM (8 replies)
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