This petition was started once I was made aware of a petition from “Change.org” to pressure Sesame Street producers to have Bert and Ernie get married. We are of the opinion that when people and organizations make a courageous decision, as Sesame Street has done, they need to have support.
We support and agree with Sesame Street’s decision not to bow to pressure to present Bert & Ernie as being married or “homosexuals”. I also feel if those who would support such a movement are trying to generate support (over 7000), those who strongly disagree should not be silent!
The originators of this petition state “We are not asking that Sesame Street do anything crude or disrespectful,” the petition reads. “It can be done in a tasteful way (allow Bert & Ernie to marry). Let us teach tolerance of those that are different.” They also asked… that “Sesame Street” producers consider adding a transgender character to the show.
Despite this request and petition, Sesame Street’s response is…
In a statement to FoxNews.com, the non-profit Sesame Workshop said the pair are simply “best friends.”
“They were created to teach preschoolers that people can be good friends with those who are very different from themselves,” the statement read.
We strongly disagree with the proposal to change the relationship established by Sesame Street between these lovable characters and support the decision of Sesame Street to not make any changes. If you are of the same opinion, please do two things…
1) sign our petition and 2) encourage those you know, who are of the same mind, to do the same. Click on red tab below. Thanks for helping us send the right message. P.S. once you have voted you can leave the site, you are not required to donate to IPetitions unless you desire.
Keep Bert & Ernie as they are!
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