Former Sesame Street writer Mark Saltzman has backtracked on his comments that he wrote Bert and Ernie as a gay couple, stressing that he merely meant to say that his own experience as a gay man informed his writing while on the show. What do you think?
“How dare a writer bring personal experience into their work!”
Emile Devlin • Stub Taker
“You only push your puppets away by asking them to stay in the closet.”
Tyson Daugherty • Button Distributor
“Good. Bert’s constant bickering is less heartbreaking if they aren’t a couple.”
Edmund Weber • Butterfly Catcher