So...Bert and Ernie are gay? That's really how the New Yorker wants to celebrate DOMA decision?—
T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) June 28, 2013
We couldn't do any better than the ol' Bert and Ernie being gay gag?—
Logan Dobson (@LoganDobson) June 28, 2013
“No, not even Muppets can be spared a part in this culture war,” writes David Harsanyi at Human Events. In celebration of the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decisions, The New Yorker debuted this cover, titled “Moment of Joy:
Ohhhhh. That kind of “roommates.”
We’re pretty sure puppets don’t have sexual orientations and can’t actually get married (but don’t tell Kermit and Piggy).
Ernie and Bert are supposed to be six years old, I read once. (Big Bird is 4.)—
John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) June 28, 2013
FACT CHECK: Bert and Ernie don't have reproductive organs, making the sexual orientation question basically moot.—
Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) June 28, 2013
Sesame Workshop doesn’t like it either. According to a 2011 statement, Bert and Ernie are most definitely not gay. Also, they’re Muppets.
“Bert and Ernie are best friends,” the statement read. “They were created to teach preschoolers that people can be good friends with those who are very different from themselves. Even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics (as most Sesame Street Muppets™ do), they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation.”
But more importantly, why is it so dark in Bert and Ernie’s pad?
Why is it so dark in Bert & Ernie's house at 10 in the morning?—
Richard Lawson (@rilaws) June 28, 2013
Can we get a fact check on this?