Bert and Ernie Are Puppets, They Do Not Have a Sexual Orientation

 

Awww come on! 8,000 people actually signed the petition asking Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie to get married??? Seriously, what is the world coming to?

Does everything have to be about gays and lesbians – even puppets teaching innocent children their ABCs and 123s?

We get it, okay? Gays and lesbians have rights now. In some states in America, they can now legally marry and cohabit with the full protection of the law.

But, does everyone else always have to walk on eggshells all the time so as not to offend their sensibilities? Does the rest of society have to make every issue a representation of their rights in this society, just to show that straight people recognize gays and lesbians to be as much a part of this world as everyone else?

And, speaking of rights, what about the rights of straight people, or even those gays and lesbians who chose to be in a conventional relationship to raise a family? Don’t they have the right to raise their children in as ‘normal’ an environment as possible, if they want to, especially when their kids can barely even walk or talk?

Do we all have to shove the concept of gay and lesbian relationships into the minds of toddlers just so the mere existence of gays and lesbians can be validated?

Asking for Bert and Ernie, longtime characters of Sesame Street to be used as a symbol of gay and lesbian relationships is totally insane and stupid, if I may add.

As Sesame Workshop said, Bert and Ernie are best friends. They are puppets and more importantly they do not have a sexual orientation, although for all intents and purposes they appear to be and sound like ‘males’.

They were created to teach preschoolers the simple concept that people can be good friends even with those who may be from a different race, culture or creed.

Bert and Ernie were not created to confuse and complicate the young minds and lives of toddlers and preschoolers.

Honestly, do these toddlers and preschoolers already need to know about gays and lesbians rights at such a young age, unless they actually have gays and lesbians for parents? Even then, it is up to those gay and lesbians parents to teach and explain to their children their relationship ‘setup’.

Not everything has to have something to do with gays and lesbians, so leave Bert and Ernie and the rest of Sesame Street alone!

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