A writer for the long running television series “Sesame Street” has stated that his earlier comments implying that Bert and Ernie was a same-sex couple were misinterpreted.
In a Sunday interview with the LGBT publication Queerty, Sesame Street writer Mark Saltzman said that he drew from his personal experiences of being in a same-sex relationship when writing for the puppet duo.
“I always felt that without a huge agenda, when I was writing Bert & Ernie, they were. I didn’t have any other way to contextualize them,” said Saltzman to Queerty. “I don’t think I’d know how else to write them, but as a loving couple.”
However, in an interview with The New York Times published on Wednesday, Saltzman explained that his recent comments were taken out of context.
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