Friday, August 12, 2011

Bert and Ernie

Apparently, I missed all the commotion to make these PBS children's puppets attracted to each others genitals.

Toddlers can't sing their ABCs without being forced to think about what they're doing to each other after they're done singing.

How painful it is to watch the sexual demoralization of infants and toddlers.

Thankfully, producers announced they are not getting on board.

It's official -- what Bert and Ernie feel for each other is nothing but innocent puppet love.
The producers of "Sesame Street" delivered some bad news yesterday to legions of Muppet fans who've been convinced for years that Bert and Ernie are gay and who've been bombarding the Internet with speculation about a wedding.
But, it turns out, Muppets aren't gay. They aren't straight. They don't do sex. Period.
"Bert and Ernie are best friends," the producers said in a statement.
"Even though they are identified as male charac ters and possess many human traits and characteristics (as most Sesame Street Muppets do), they remain puppets and do not have a sexual orientation."

BTW - why are heterosexuals losing their sexual identity to the word 'straight'?

I don't even get it. If heterosexuals are now 'straights', wouldn't the opposite of that mean if you're not heterosexual you are "crookeds"?

Let us not lose our human sexuality to wordsymthing.


Anonymous said...

Another WIN for internet petitions!

breathnach said...

The poet (and Catholic convert) Roy Campbell perfectly described this phenomenon, not only androgynous Bert and Ernie but the disorder of homosexuality itself,:

"Hither flock all the crowds whom love has wrecked
Of intellectuals without intellect
And sexless folk whose sexes intersect . . . "