New Yorker uses Bert & Ernie for gay magazine cover

The big national story of the week is the Supreme Court overturning the Defense of Marriage Act and it’s on all the front pages of newspapers and magazines. But The New Yorker took a different approach: they put Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street on the cover of next week’s issue, and made them look like a gay couple watching the decision.

Bert & Ernie’s relationship has been kind of a joke for years now, even though Sesame Street has said in the past “Even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics (as most Sesame Street Muppets do), they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation.”


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