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This Week in Sex: Writer Outs Bert and Ernie, Producers Shove Them Back in the Closet
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How could it not permeate? The things that would tick off Arnie would be the things that would tick off Bert. How could it not? Even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics as most Sesame Street characters do , they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation. Write to Raisa Bruner at raisa. By Raisa Bruner.
Bert and Ernie are puppets and have no sexual orientation, Sesame Workshop tweets
You work hard to stay informed. Donate to support nonprofit journalism today! This Week in Sex is a weekly summary of news and research related to sexual behavior, sexuality education, contraception, STIs, and more. In a recent interview, a former Sesame Street writer seemed to confirm decades-old speculation that puppet roommates Bert and Ernie were gay by saying that he based them on his own relationship with his long-term, same-sex partner. Instead of embracing this revelation or even ignoring it, Sesame Workshop, the producers of the show, released a statement categorically denying that the characters were more than just friends and suggesting that puppets do not actually have a sexual orientation.
Mark Saltzman, who wrote for the children's show "Sesame Street" for 15 years starting in , said in an interview with the LGBT publication Queerty that he viewed Bert and Ernie as a couple, and modeled them after his relationship. Saltzman was with film editor Arnold Glassman until his death in Because how else?