So, I've been realizing how duplicitous Sesame Workshop is. They continually release "OMG, Bert and Ernie are NOT representative of gays!" statements... Sesame Workshop has aggressively tried to shut down the bert/ernie gay thing, issuing endless statements since the 90's(some compiled here) http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Are_Ernie_and_Bert_gay? But then what the heck is this? These were all prominently displayed with "Lady Gaygay" and "Gay pride" shirts at hot topic last year. 2010, an "official tweet from Bert of Sesame Street" Yeah, haha...wink wink. Sorry Sesame, can't have it both ways. You can't cave into religious right wingers but then give wink and nods. Or maybe they can. But THIS statement bugs the crap out of me: "They are not gay, they are not straight, they are puppets,' says Sesame Workshop President and CEO Gary Knell. 'They don't exist below the waist.' " Yes, because Scooter, Howard Tubman, etc are totally suppose to be straight And Janice/Pepper, Kermit/Piggy, etc arent suppose to be straight couples? It's baffling to see this "puppets representing gay people? Why I never! that's crazy talk" reaction.