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The New Yorker cover shows Sesame Street’s Bert & Ernie in gay embrace

by | 28th, June 2013

newyorker bert and ernie The New Yorker cover shows Sesame Streets Bert & Ernie in gay embrace

THE New Yorker’s July covers are Moment of Joy. They show Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie snuggled up in front of a TV broadcasting the Supreme Court of the United States’ sanctioning of gay marriage.

Artist Jack Hunter says:

“It’s amazing to witness how attitudes on gay rights have evolved in my lifetime. This is great for our kids, a moment we can all celebrate.”

So. Are Bert & Ernie gay. As a celebrity couple will they need a portmanteau name, say, Bernie?

Sesame told us in 2011:

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.

Yeah, right. Like Big Bird isn’t Gertrude Stein in boas…

Spotter: New Yorker

 



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