‘Sesame Street’ writer confirms that Bert and Ernie are a gay couple

Gelo Lasin

So yeah, this is an issue

For so many years, for whatever mind-numbing reason, the sexuality of Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie have always been a hot topic of discussion. People have always guessed that there was something going on behind the duo’s 49-year-long bromance.

No one knows who started the creepy idea of questioning a puppet’s sexuality, nor has anyone questioned why it SHOULD even be a topic (they are puppets for god’s sake) but here we are.

As what seems to be a final confirmation on the weirdest ‘will they/won’t they’ dilemma in our lifetime, Sesame Street writer Mark Saltzman confirmed that, yes, he wrote Bert and Ernie as a couple in mind in an interview with LGBTQ news site Queerty.

‘And I always felt that without a huge agenda, when I was writing Bert & Ernie, they were (gay). I didn’t have any other way to contextualize them.’

‘I don’t think I’d know how else to write them, but as a loving couple.’

However, Sesame Workshop – the organization behind Sesame Street – denied the statement, saying that the two ‘remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation.’

Still, that didn’t stop people from voicing out their reactions


What do you think? Does this even make sense?

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