The New Yorker features Bert and Ernie cuddling in a “moment of joy”
In celebration of the Supreme Court overturning the Defense of Marriage Act, The New Yorker’s cover features Bert and Ernie together on the couch watching the ruling on TV, experiencing, as the title of the piece puts it, a “Moment of Joy”…
When the question of Bert and Ernie’s orientation has been raised before, the official word from Sesame Street has been that they are “just friends” and aren’t gay because, despite being humanish, they’re still only puppets and puppets don’t have sexual orientations. (Which, of course, means they’re not straight either.)
I thought they were well suited to represent how a lot of gay couples must have felt.… after all, they’ve been together for almost 50 years … as “just friends” or otherwise.