Ernie & Bert
Bert & Ernie
“Bert and Ernie are best friends.
They were created to teach preschoolers
that people can be good friends with those
who are very different from themselves.
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.”
— Sesame Workshop, in a statement responding to the online petition seeking to convince Sesame Street to out Bert and Ernie as gay. (via mypantsareonfire)
I can imagine bold was used on words:
best friends, teach preschoolers, male characters,
remain puppets, do not have a sexual orientation.