For the past 30 years, it has been the subject of heated debate. Are Bert and Ernie a gay couple? Every night they snuggle together in the same bed in a cosy little room on Sesame Street. And now, due to a careless Twitter update, it would appear that Bert may have outed himself.
Bert tweeted about the upcoming A-Team parody episode, saying: “Ever notice how similar my hair is to Mr. T’s? The only difference is that mine is a little more ‘mo’ and a little less ‘hawk’.”
The tweet was picked up by a number of gay tweeters, who use ‘mo’ as a slang term for ‘homosexual’.
As noted by Ed Kennedy, who writes on gay blog, AfterElton.com, Bert posted the update when many American cities were hosting their annual Pride celebrations. American newspaper, the Los Angeles Times, also added their own opinion publishing an analysis on whether or not the show was “brought to you by the letters G-A-Y”.
The show frequently parodies other popular television shows and songs and recently satired the homoerotic drama True Blood, as well as featuring Katy Perry’s I Kissed A Girl in another episode.