why are they trying to make ernie and bert gay?

of course,
bert would be holding a carrot.
so i don’t know if i like the following story.
as someone who grew up watching “sesame street”,
who thought it was a real place as a cub,
i can honestly font that i’m a little perturbed.
so two icons sexualities from that show have been the discussion for years.
ernie and bert.
well a writer claims that they are both indeed gay.
this is what he had to say via npr

New life was breathed into a perennial debate this week, when a former Sesame Street writer revealed that not only did he consider beloved characters Bert and Ernie to be a gay couple, but he used his own relationship as creative inspiration.

On Sunday, Queerty published an interview with Mark Saltzman, who worked on the show in the 1980s and 90s, asking him if he thought of Bert and Ernie as a gay couple.

“I always felt that without a huge agenda, when I was writing Bert & Ernie, they were,” Saltzman said. “So I don’t think I’d know how else to write them, but as a loving couple.”

Saltzman was in a longterm relationship with another man when he joined the show. “That’s what I had in my life, a Bert & Ernie relationship. How could it not permeate?”

Saltzman told Queerty that even though the inspiration behind his writing was clear, he wasn’t exactly open about it at work.

“I would never have said to the head writer, ‘Oh, I’m writing this, this is my partner and me,'” Saltzman said.

sesame street workship had something else in mind.
this is what they tweeted earlier today…

i always assumed,
as a cub,
they were friends.
them being “gay” wasn’t even in my mind.
i grew up thinking they had a tite friendship,
even though ernie was annoying af.
can you imagine living with him?
i suppose gays need representation nowadays.
can we not use ernie and bert tho?

next thing you know,
they gonna be trying to bait one of them for nudes.

lowkey: they slept in different beds with their initial on it.
can we font about how much i loved “muppet babies”?

i had a crush on gonzo.

article cc: npr

Author: jamari fox

the fox invited to the blogging table.

7 thoughts on “why are they trying to make ernie and bert gay?”

  1. This was going on for years. Come on now they show heterosexual relationships on Sesame Street I always knew they were gay when I was a kid. Come on fox 🦊

    1. I have to agree wit u and Jamari. My younger self didn’t register they were gay. But now that its official why not? Homosexuality needs to be normalized for the younger generation in order to destroy ignorance and prejudice. Who knows, if they would have stated as such a long time ago we all might have better handled the various trials surrounding our orientation.

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