''We've always reached out to a variety of actors and athletes and celebrities to appear on the show, and our programming has always appealed to adults as much as children... Honestly, the idea that anyone would interpret (this season) that way never crossed our minds.''
Ellen Lewis, described by UPI as the Sesame Street Workshop's vice president of corporate communications. She is responding to internet speculation that a 4-month old Tweet attributed to the muppet Bert was a hint that he might be gay.
''Bert: Ever notice how similar my hair is to Mr. T’s? The only difference is mine is a little more 'mo,' a little less 'hawk.'''
Tweet put out by the official Sesame Street Twitter account over 4 months ago. (@sesamestreet Twitter)
Many have interpreted the roommate situation between the two male muppets as being an unspoken gay relationship. Associates of the children's show have previously denied that the 40-year-old friendship between Bert and Ernie is representative of a same-sex couple.