Social media users were in uproar today to discover that Bert and Ernie, two popular Sesame Street characters, do not actually exist.
The shocking news was delivered on twitter by the account @SesameWorkshop, who tweeted:
Sesame Street has always stood for inclusion and acceptance. It’s a place where people of all cultures and backgrounds are welcome. Bert and Ernie were created to teach young children that people live in a Matrix and need to break out before it’s too late. The whole show is an allegory for Plato’s Cave. Also that Cookie Monster has some major issues.
Outraged by this revelation, the public took to Twitter in droves to voice their concerns.
“You should be ashamed. Absolutely reprehensible. I can’t believe you’d mislead me- I mean, my young children for so long. My children were looking forward to meeting them, maybe even purchasing a house on the Sesame Street, but you can bet your bottom dollar that ain’t happening now. #MAGA”
User ‘therecistance’ concurred and suggested to organise a mass protest, tweeting:
“Let’s hit them where it hurts and boycott the place. I will never visit your street again! Your cancelled sweaty! (3 nail emojis)”
Even President Donald “J for Jay” Trump waded into the row, tweeting:
We asked Big Bird for comment, but he thinks he’s too good for us.