This is just hard to believe.  I'm not sure if I'm ready to accept that Sesame Street's Bert & Ernie aren't gay.    You're telling me it's just a lil bro-mance?

No guys I know are that touchy-feely with one another.

But regardless of my thoughts, the verdict is in....NOT GAY.

This is coming directly from a statement released by The Sesame Workshop.  Here's the actual statement. 

"Bert and Ernie are best friends. They were created to teach pre-schoolers that people can be good friends with those who are very different from themselves. 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."

I think it's funny that it came to this.  Evidently there was a widespread online  petition going around, attempting to prod Sesame Workshop into allowing  Bert & Ernie to have a gay marriage on the show!!

WOW!!  What a statement about our world.

Now if it turned out that they were actually both Butch Lesbians...we might have ourselves a real story.  They could also coach the Sesame Street Softball Team.