Memers determine that Bert & Ernie are actually a vers gay power couple into role play

This week, Queerty published an interview with TV writer Mark Saltzman about his Sesame Street days, who confessed he always wrote Bert & Ernie as a gay couple. A national media frenzy ensued.

Related: EXCLUSIVE: Are Bert & Ernie a couple? We finally have an answer…

The Sesame Street Workshop quickly rushed out a disclaimer claiming Bert & Ernie don’t have sexual orientations because they’re puppets. Never mind the fact that this never stopped Kermit the Frog and Ms. Piggy from enjoying their 40-year love affair, or from Gonzo the Great hooking up with his chicken chick Camilla. But we digress.

Related: People have a lot to say about the Bert & Ernie debate, and so do we

The story was covered by everyone from the New York Times to Newsweek to NPR, as well as Breitbart and even Fox News. All were asking the same question: Can puppets, er, muppets be gay?

And then came the memes…

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RECENT GAY NEWS: The fight over Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie as a gay couple, explained The history of Bert and Ernie as queer icons is a history of people being incensed by their status as queer icons. • • • By Aja Romano @ajaromano  Sep 19, 2018, 4:25pm EDT Are Bert and Ernie gay? • • It depends whom you ask. Sesame Street has always had one consistent official answer (no, they’re not), but that hasn’t stopped the two famous felt roommates from becoming gay icons and occupying a unique role in the queer rights movement. Controversy over their perceived homosexuality has raged intermittently for decades, spearheaded by both allies and adversaries — and a new flare-up shows that it’s not going away anytime soon. #bertanderniegay #bertandernie

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