Former Sesame Street writer Mark Saltzman has backtracked on his comments that he wrote Bert and Ernie as a gay couple, stressing that he merely meant to say that his own experience as a gay man informed his writing while on the show. What do you think?

“How dare a writer bring personal experience into their work!”

Emile Devlin • Stub Taker

“You only push your puppets away by asking them to stay in the closet.”

Tyson Daugherty • Button Distributor

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“Good. Bert’s constant bickering is less heartbreaking if they aren’t a couple.”

Edmund Weber • Butterfly Catcher