Thursday, August 11, 2011
Bert and Ernie aren't getting married.....
"Sesame Street" said that the famous roommates are just "best friends" and "they remain puppets and do not have a sexual orientation."
"Bert and Ernie are best friends," the PBS show said in a statement posted today on its Facebook page. "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."
The statement came in response to an Internet petition started earlier this week urging that the two Muppets get married.
As of today, nearly 5,000 people have signed the petition in favor of an on-screen marriage between the two puppets.