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New Petition Seeks To Out Sesame Street's Bert And Ernie As Gay

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petition to out bert and ernie as gay

What a GREAT way to help promote tolerance and understanding!

A new online petition has been started, which is calling for PBS and Sesame street "to allow [Bert and Ernie] to live as a gay couple and maybe eventually, marry."

Here's the reasoning behind this move, as stated in the petition:

"[This] would show children and their parents that not only is it acceptable but also teach children that homophobia is wrong, bullying is wrong and that Sesame street should recognize that there are LGBT relationships, families, and include them in their show."

While Sesame Street has stated in the past the Bert and Ernie aren't supposed to represent a gay couple, we're thinking they should reconsider.

How wonderful would it be if such a widely watched show drew attention to this important subject in a positive light with characters that the world already knows and adores!

We are in FULL SUPPORT of Bert and Ernie going gay!

CLICK HERE to sign the online petition if you'd like to see Bert and Ernie come out on Sesame Street.

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130 comments to “New Petition Seeks To Out Sesame Street's Bert And Ernie As Gay”

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  1. 101

    I'm all for gay rights…but this is taking it a bit to far.

  2. 102

    You are one sick bastard. Stop forcing your gay agenda on EVERYTHING. It must suck to be you huh? Assuming any guy/guy interaction is GAY must be horrible for your social life. Next thing you know, you'll be outing people who arent ready to be outed– OOPS ALREADY DID THAT.

  3. cho96 says – reply to this


    what the fuck, this is the dumbest idea ever & it'll fucking ruin everyone's childhood

  4. Coqi says – reply to this


    It is not up to YOU or the government or TV to teach my children about sexuality…especially not at 4 years old you sick fuck.

  5. luvu2 says – reply to this


    this petition is completely ridiculous.I know lots of gay people and don't believe that any self respecting homosexual would ever care about this sort of thing. Its a children's show,not a soap box for someone to stand on and display what should be sexually appropriate. Now, if they wanted to do this type of thing on the muppets,I don't think I would mind as they touch on the subject of sexuality with their characters. (miss piggy and kermit).there is more adult content and would be more appropriate IMO I will lose a lot of respect for the people at SS if they get bullied into doing this

  6. 106

    Ummm… I'm sorry, but that's that stupidest idea I've ever heard. The characters on Sesame street are for the most part asexual, and that's the way it should be. We shouldn't be forcing any form of sexuality (gay, straight, bi, or any other) on toddlers.

  7. 107

    Wow perez finally did it…. He posted something so stupid and inane that every single post is telling him how ignorant he is…. Congrats pedo!!!!!!

  8. 108

    This has got to be one of the most ridiculous things I have even read on here. I am fully supportive of equality, and legalization of gay marriage, but this is just one of the stupidest ideas ever. Sesame Street is a show intended for TODDLERS. This kind of subject matter is not right for that age group IMO, and it is a topic that a PARENT should be discussing with their children when the time is right for them. Why would use take a classic show and turn it into a political agenda? I will raise my kids to believe as I do, that we are all different in many ways but also the same and should treat others how we want to be treated. What I WON'T do is let the television do my job for me, and in the process ruin a TV show that has been around this long. I feel like this is really taking it too far. You need to leave it in the hands of the parents. I truly believe that Gay marriage will be 100% legal in all states one day, but there may always be people that have a problem with it. Sesame Street won't change that, and overstepping isn't helping things progress.

  9. 109

    really……i think it should be left up to the parents to teach their kids about tolerance and gay couples and families….whats next batman and robin should come out…spongebob and patrick…dora as a lesbian….diego as a animal fucker….leave the damn kids out of this until they are old enough to understand…kids hardly understand whats love between a man and a women..

  10. 110

    Fuck this. I don't think kids need to understand what gay is. They can find that out when they get older. Fuck you, Perez. Seriously. This shit is getting out of hand. Kids don't need to know about this stuff. Just because your gay you think you can you can just run your mouth and say this promotes tolerance and understanding? Your out of your mind. If this happens, you bet your fucking ass my kids will not be watching sesame street. I have no issue with gays. AT ALL! I have many family members who are in the gay/lesbian community. But I don't need my little baby learning about 2 men getting married and me having to answer all these questions about it! COME ON!

  11. 111

    Oh wow. That is some perverted garbage to seek out the sexual preferences of PUPPETS ON A CHILDREN'S TELEVISION SHOW!!! No child cares if the puppet likes D**K or P***Y IF it can get horny. This is some adult B.S. and some insecure adults at that! Who you sleep with is nobody's business but yours and your partner. You do not need confirmation it's okay through a CHILDREN'S TELEVISION SHOW. That is very sick to seek out a petition. It sounds like the ADULTS ARE MAKING THE CHILDREN LOOK MORE MATURE THAN THEY ARE RIGHT NOW. I was a child and I didn't think about that watching this show. Same for you. NOW ACT YOUR AGE AND LEAVE CHILDREN SHOWS ALONE

  12. 112

    Oh and for the record, I'm about to become a mom. Who my child prefers as a sexual partner when they become older is my child's preference WHEN THEY'RE OLDER AND MORE MATURE TO MAKE SUCH A DECISION FOR THEMSELVES. Not when they are just learning they're ABCs!! It's a real shame when children can act more mature than the adults acting this mess out.

  13. 113

    i'm speechless. this is utterly disgusting, disappointing and just plain stupid. i'm so sick of these lgbt or whatever groups trying to get special treatment and make it seem like homosexuals are important and their "acceptance" shoved down EVERYONE'S throats.


  14. 114

    Re: Samtra

    well said!

  15. 115

    Like 3 year old kids really care

  16. 116

    Perez…these are PUPPETS. They have NO sexual orientation. 3 year olds do not comprehend 'gay' or 'straight'. Please STOP reading gay subtexts into everything. That is SO annoying and makes me wish the gay community was back in the preverbial closet…and I support LGBT rights! I just know that NOT EVERYONE IS GAY! Repeat: Not everything or everyone has to be gay! This is a 3 year old's show…let's just show them what friendship is and that being different from someone (clean vs. messy) doesn't mean you can't be friends with them!

  17. 117

    Re: carrie676 – Well said!

  18. 118

    Man these people are delusional. It solely depends on what the creators of the show feel! There shouldn't be some group wanting to try and force their own ideals onto these characters when it wasn't even the intention by the actual writers or creators in the first place!! Ha. Don't really see what gives them the right.

  19. 119

    If one has gay parents or friends they might be out to assume B&E are gay. If a child doesn't make that connection, then that's not his or her world as they know it. I love gay ppl but id never push my views on someone elses child. As long as gay hate is a crime and nobody can beat up my gay friends, ppl can think whatever they want.

  20. 120

    Um, no. Just no.

  21. 121

    What a GREAT way to PERVERT the kiddies and PUSH the gay agenda down their fragile, innocent and pure throats! May everything be done for the purposes of serving the awfully SELFISH and SELF-CENTERED gay (and now very perverted) agenda!

  22. 122

    Re: Samtra – I'm glad your comment is so close to the top. :)

  23. 123

    That is stupid but it does remind me of that one family guy episode with them LOL xD

  24. Bevi says – reply to this


    Oh not this again. Give it up.

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  26. 126

    whoever thought of debating this should die now!! its like they seen hot smelly dog SHT and said hey I'm going to step in that=D what a c00ck suc king butt fker GTFO AND STFU we never want to see nor hear from ya again now fk off

  27. 127

    Its just never enough ,,, the more the gay movement gets,,, the more the gay movement takes ,Ive never had a problem with what people do behind there own doors ,, But everytime you turn around , it seems like this movement is Forcing it down your Freaking throats,,, Just like Casey AnthonyBeing FOund innocent , DOesn't Mean she's Innocent , People Bitching long enough to get something accepted ,, doesn't mean that becasue the LAW Has accepted it , That it makes it Right ,, And in this word anymore , The minute someone says something against it , There Automatically considered, Homophobic or closeminded, If they Make Burt & Ernie Gay as much as i hate the Purple dinosaur Barney Thats Where My children will go , GAy rights , is not something i think my children should be submitted to at that age,,, Take it for what its worth

  28. 128

    This petition gives gays a bad name. And that's the truth.

  29. 129

    that's NOT going to happen. do you know how much shit would hit the fan if that happened? A LOT.

  30. 130

    Why do they have to be Gay? That is so stupid! I grew up watching this show.I always thought they were brothers or bestfriends.If you make these guys lovers you are actually teaching a prejudice at such a young age!!! You are teaching them that if two guys live together they are most likely gay! I know some homosexeual people. They just want to be treated like real people. I am so tired Of everyone making such a big deal about things. Unfortunately there is always going to be prejudice of some sort, weather it be about sexuality, color, or maybe the person is just an asshole. There is always gonna be some kind of hatred in this world, it is sad but sooooo true. The only thing everyone can do is just accept people for who they are.

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