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Bert and Ernie are gay, Sesame Street writer says

Posted: 12:21 PM, Sep 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-18 18:47:13Z

Popular Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie are apparently gay, one of the show's writers is claiming.

The writer of Sesame Street, Mark Saltzman, told Queerty , “I always felt that without a huge agenda, when I was writing Bert & Ernie, they were.” 

Saltzman went onto say, “I can remember pitching to the education department, the gatekeepers of the curriculum, gay content, just to get it off my conscience. And I can remember being stonewalled in a way that it made me think it was a lost cause.”

You can read the full story from Queerty here .

Later after the article was published, Sesame Street denied the writers claim -- and stated that Bert and Ernie are "best friends."

The show tweeted this statement: