Their producers and creators were quick to deny the claim. But why that question? Let's split the difference: Please see our statement below regarding Bert and Ernie. When pressed by other Twitter users about how he could contradict Saltzman's point of view, Oz doubled down, "I created Bert. A former Sesame Street writer stepped into a longtime debate, saying he considered Bert and Ernie to be a gay couple.
Now, veteran Sesame Street puppeteer Frank Oz has weighed in:.
Bert and Ernie controversy: Are they gay?
Bert and Ernie are just roommates but also they are both gay. All this Bert and Ernie talk has distracted us from celebrating true queer icon Oscar the Grouch https: Why the need to define people as only gay? Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. It even made its way overseas, when a judge ruled in that a bakery run by conservative Christians in Northern Ireland discriminated against a customer by refusing to make him a Bert and Ernie cake reading "Support gay marriage.
Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. A former Sesame Street writer stepped into a longtime debate, saying he considered Bert and Ernie to be a gay couple. It's fine that he feels they are. They're not, of course. Bert and Ernie Sesame Street. September 18, 6: There are millions of queer people and thousands of LGBTQ artists working on queer representation in media.