Last week, social activism web site change.org posted an online petition calling for Bert and Ernie, the famous friends from the long-running television show "Sesame Street," to get married in order to teach children self-acceptance and tolerance.
The petition has received a lot of buzz online, generating over 6,000 signatures as of Friday morning.
The producers of "Sesame Street" responded to the petition on Thursday, issuing a statement on their Facebook page which said that "Bert and Ernie are best friends" and "even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics, they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation."
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