When The New Yorker released their upcoming cover this morning, there was a flurry of nostalgic excitement from marriage equality supporters followed by a good dose of backlash from those who felt it trivialized the Supreme Court’s rulings and the larger gay rights movement. But no reaction has been quite as critical as the one from American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer.
Holding up the image and admitting he did not know which figure was Ernie and which one was Bert, Fischer condemned the “romantic interlude” between the two Sesame Street characters. Fischer pointed out that not long ago the Sesame Street organization attempted to dispel the rumors that Bert and Ernie were anything more than just friends. “Well, tell that to The New Yorker, who’s got them in a homosexual clinch.”
“This is grossly irresponsible for The New Yorker to promote this,” Fischer concluded. “They really are promoting child endangerment and they are promoting child abuse.”
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(h/t Right Wing Watch)
And see the controversial cover, in all its glory, below:
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