By Bobby Eberle June 29, 2013 7:13 am
Under the title “Moment of Joy,” the the new cover, shows Bert’s arm around Ernie as they pair watch the television coverage of the Supreme Court. For those of you who haven’t followed the case, the Supreme Court’s ruling essentially wipes out the Defense of Marriage Act and also nullifies the will of California voters by stating that the existing lower court ruling against Proposition 8 shall stand. And this is cause for celebration by Ernie and Bert?
Why even bring children’s characters into this? As CNN reports, the so-called “debate” over the “sexual orientation” of Ernie and Bert has actually been settled by Sesame Street itself. The organization issued a statement “insisting that the characters were ‘best friends.'”
“Even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics (as most Sesame Street Muppets(TM) do), they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation,” the statement said.
So what’s next? Oscar the Grouch wanting a sex change? Or maybe Big Bird becoming a cross-dresser? How about if we keep the children’s icons out of it and just let kids be kids.