June 29, 2013

Bert & Ernie: Yep, Gay...


Here's the new cover of The New Yorker, featuring Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie cuddling as they watch the US Supreme Court's decision on marriage equality.

Long rumoured to be gay, well as gay as non-drag puppets that are not anatomically correct can be, PBS has always maintained the couple has no sexual orientation.

“It’s amazing to witness how attitudes on gay rights have evolved in my lifetime,” said Jack Hunter, the artist behind the cover, “Moment of Joy.” Hunter, who originally submitted his image, unsolicited, to a Tumblr, continued, “This is great for our kids, a moment we can all celebrate.”

Love this!