Big Bird Revealed To Be Product Of Longtime Gay Partnership In Wake Of Romney
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« on: October 11, 2012, 10:32:53 pm »

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Big Bird may have scored this year's Betty White-like career comeback following a jovial nod from Mitt Romney during the Oct. 3 presidential debates.

What the Republican presidential candidate possibly didn't know, however, was his now-controversial reference to the iconic "Sesame Street" character was an inadvertent hat tip to the work of a longtime gay couple.

The Daily Beast features an exclusive interview with Christopher Lyall, who assisted his partner Kermit Love in producing the first Big Bird in 1969, working from one of Jim Henson's thumbnail sketches. You can read the full interview here.hXXp://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/10/10/big-bird-s-big-gay-love-story-from-birth-to-the-2012-presidential-race.html

Following the Obama campaign's use of Big Bird in a new ad following the debate, "Sesame Street" officials released a statement saying it wants both campaigns to stop referencing its characters.

"Sesame Workshop is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization and we do not endorse candidates or participate in political campaigns," reads the group's new statement. "We have approved no campaign ads, and, as is our general practice, have requested that both campaigns remove 'Sesame Street' characters and trademarks from their campaign materials."
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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2012, 01:15:33 am »

sue em for copyright and trademark breaches - they wont be so hot on increasing corporation rights whilst removing them from the consumer if they are the one with the giant law suit for "Unauthorised use"
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