UPDATE: Sesame Workshop has responded to the petition to have Bert and Ernie marry with a statement saying, "Bert and Ernie are best friends. They were created to teach preschoolers that people can be good friends with those who are very different from themselves. Even though the Sesame Street Muppets possess many human traits and characteristics, they have no sexual orientation."
(KLTV) - A petition has been created on the website change.org for the Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie to marry.
The creators of the petition says they are not asking they are not asking that Sesame Street do anything crude or disrespectful. Only that they allow Bert & Ernie to marry or even add a transgender character to the show.
The creators also says that it can be done in a tasteful way, saying, "Let us teach tolerance of those that are different."
Since the petition was created last week, it has gotten more than 1,000 signatures.
Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:57 AM EDT2014-08-26 09:57:06 GMT
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