Fortunately it’s not going to happen. Sesame Workshop, the company that produces Sesame Street, has announced that Bert and Ernie will not be getting married. This announcement comes in response to pressure from some homosexual activists to bring Bert and Ernie out of the closet and marry them in order to teach tolerance. It has long been a suspicion that maybe these two puppets, who live together and share a very close relationship, might be gay – that because they are so close to each other they must be homosexuals.
Leave Kids Out of It
First off, Bert and Ernie are puppets on a show for young children and trying to sexualize them is both absurd (because they’re puppets) and extremely inappropriate (because the show is for kids). What does a child care whether they are gay or not? They don’t and they shouldn’t! Children are not sexual beings and they do not marry; they are not concerned with such things. Sure Kermit and Miss Piggy have a little comedic romance going on but even children are not confused at seeing a little natural flirtation between heterosexuals (even a pig and frog) unlike the confusion they would feel watching some bromance between two male characters they probably see more as brothers. Personally I think it is disgusting that homosexuals want to target 2-4 year olds to get them comfortable with homosexuality in the name of tolerance and equality.
Can’t Guys Be Close Friends?
What’s wrong with Bert and Ernie living together as two close heterosexual males? Well obviously something. Despite the suspicions, Sesame Street has made it very clear over the years that Bert and Ernie are straight. But maybe, gays know something that the rest of us don’t – that it’s impossible for two men to live together and not be gay? Says them. But the fact is strong male friendships are rare today. Not just guys being guys, but men who have close relationships with each other. Men are to a certain extent wary of appearing too close with each other for fear of being labeled. You just won’t to see the closeness (nonsexual) between heterosexual men that one sees between homosexuals. We may not want to see that, but straight men will be sure to avoid anything that looks queer. And throwing Bert and Ernie into the closet and then marching them out hand in hand undermines male friendship and relationships all the more.
So let’s leave the kids alone; let them enjoy their innocent years while they have them. And hats off to Sesame Street for not caving in like so many others.Advertisement