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Are Bert and Ernie Sesame Street’s gay couple?

Sesame Street has traditionally portrayed Bert and Ernie as roommates. For a very long time, some have speculated or demanded that they are a homosexual couple: this claim is essentially homophobic. It implies that two men cannot be roommates who love each other without someone pointing to them and yelling, “You’re gay!!!!” in demanding that …

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