Big Bird got the Covid vaccine, much to the ire of Ted Cruz & various right-wingers

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Republicans have always had beef with public broadcasting and Sesame Street in particular. The GOP has cried salty tears about Sesame Street trying to educate kids about race and racism, gay rights, AIDS and tons of other issues. But this month, there’s ire towards one Sesame Street character in particular: Big Bird. It all started when Big Bird’s official Twitter account announced, in Big Bird’s voice, that he had gotten the Covid vaccine. It makes sense that Sesame Street is doing this right now, because the Covid vaccines were only recently approved for little kids, and there have been so many amazing stories for a week now about little 5-year-olds being super-brave while they’re getting their vaccines. So Big Bird wanted to let those kids know that he also got his vaccine, and he didn’t even remember that he’d been getting vaccines since he was a little bird:

President Biden praised Big Bird:

Others noted that since the early days of Sesame Street, Big Bird and others have been pro-vaccine and pro-immunization programs. Big Bird especially has been involved with childhood vaccine programs since the 1970s. But apparently this was all breaking news to the chuckleheads of the modern GOP, especially Ted Cruz. Imagine being this upset that a fictional character in a beloved children’s show is trying to help kids stay safe with vaccines. Someone called Big Bird a communist!!! LMAO. All birds are communists.

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  1. Christine says:

    This is just embarrassing. Yet people eat it up. I’m seriously worried that if Ted Cruz runs for president again, he’ll win.

  2. MrsGuyIncognito says:

    Ted Cruz is a pathetic, sentient fart come to life. I’m so exhausted from all this nonsense. I’m tired of it & I just wish it would stop.

    • Erin says:

      Right? I’m exhausted from all of this nonsense over the last two years, I see it in my face, feel it in my bones. How do these MFers have the energy to be continuously whipped up into a frenzy over absolutely nothing!

      • Betsy says:

        I’ve come to think of the right wing outrage machine as a crack pipe of sorts. They are addicted to the cortisol they get from every hit, and they’ll keep using even as their family and friends peel away until all that’s left to them is other hardcore users. It’s the only thing keeping them together right now and if and when they finally decide they’ve had enough, it’s going to be a deep chasm from which they need to climb out.

    • Mac says:

      “Sentient fart come to life” is the best description I have ever heard of Cruz. Kudos!

    • Emily says:

      This is 1) the funniest thing I’ve read today, and 2) offensive to farts.

  3. Lena says:

    Can they be more ridiculous? Especially after seeing all the old sesame street clips and showing they have been vaccinating Big Bird for years. They act like children.

  4. Amy Bee says:

    Republicans are stupid.

  5. Rapunzel says:

    When Rafael, The Zodiac Killecomes for you, you know you’re on the right side of history.

    Encouraging vaccines isn’t government propaganda. Claiming Biden’s a communist is.

  6. Rapunzel says:

    Ted shouldn’t be knocking Sesame Street. He’s going to need them for learning Spanish for his next trip to Mexico.

    • Miranda says:

      Nah, he’s the type who will just YELL REALLY LOUDLY AND E-NUN-CEE-ATE! in English.

    • Betsy says:

      His mother was Cuban; doesn’t he already speak Spanish?

      • Sigmund says:

        He doesn’t like to acknowledge that publicly. It would hurt his image with hardcore Republicans. (Just like he likes to rant about “ivy elites,” yet he went to an Ivy League school.) Cruz is a hypocrite.

  7. Miranda says:

    “Government propaganda” is when the goddamn POTUS shouts from the rooftops that everything is fine, it’s just the flu, don’t wear a mask, and maybe try injecting fucking bleach.

    • Jan90067 says:

      Faux “News”, OAN, and “News”max are Gov’t propaganda channels as well. You can bet this is a TOP headline for them.

  8. Nanea says:

    A poster of C3PO and R2D2 from 1978 (?), asking parents of the Earth if their kids were vaccinated, was shared into my timeline yesterday. Many people came with receipts of celebs advocating for vaccines, starting with Elvis Presley.

    Later I saw it retweeted by Mark Hamill, who commented *a long time ago, before science was politicized*.

    (Link to Mark’s Twitter: )

    Ted Cruz must be extremely unhappy in his life, it’s not like there aren’t any *real* problems out there that he could help make go away.

  9. Leah says:

    He’s the worst. Leaves Texans to freeze to death while escaping to Cancun and then comes back and blames the vacation on his kids. No, it’s all on you Rafael.

    Good on Big Bird and crew, besides the far right have never seen the show. If they did, they’d know how to spell.

  10. Kari says:

    I love Sesame Street. As someone who has worked as a behavioral therapist for children with autism and now a social worker, the resources that Sesame Street provides for FREE are amazing. Can’t say enough good things about the work they do to support children.

    • Southern Fried says:

      You and me both! Their COVID info was pure gold for countless autistic children and adults and their parents, guardians.

      • Kari says:

        Yup! We used part of their town hall and online materials for our parenting groups as we supported virtual learning.

  11. Jay says:

    And yet these same weirdos were soooo mad when some inappropriate, out of print Dr. Sueuss books were no longer available in schools, and some of them still want creationism and abstinence-only in the curriculum. Make it make sense!

  12. Meredith says:

    LOL I bet dollars to donuts, Rafael Cruz is fully vaccinated!