Sesame Street has been a beloved and iconic television show for over 40 years. They have always taken a stand that has promoted diversity among its puppets as well as their human counterparts, and they are known for teaching our children basic skills necessary for mastering preschool as well as teaching them lessons on how to view the world through the lens of someone with an open mind.
Sesame Street is proud to support families of all shapes, sizes, and colors. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/H3uzD5XwUu
— Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) June 23, 2017
This tweet, posted by the television show itself, boasts of the fact that Sesame Street supports “families of all shapes, sizes, and colors.” Their rainbow-themed message is not only supportive of the LGBTQ community, but of the rights and privileges the LGBTQ community should have in this country.
And with it being Pride Month, this message could not have come at a better time.
The LGBTQ community and all of its supporters took to Twitter to blast their support not only this message, but for the show in general. Statements ranging from “THIS is why everyone should watch Sesame Street” all the way to tearful outpourings of personal emotions, the Twittersphere erupted in an outpouring of thanks and support.
— Jaina 🧀😎👻 (@JainaLibrarian) June 23, 2017
Same! I learned a ton of things about acceptance from Sesame Street. Bonus part was also learning rhythm, time, numbers, alphabet, etc….
— Kimberly L Session (@Kimsgoing2bok) June 24, 2017
I can ALWAYS count on @sesamestreet to brighten my days! Feeling proud ❤️
— Marcia Covill (@CovillMarcia) June 23, 2017
IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! pic.twitter.com/ZIK52AKO6r
— ShePersisted (@fandomglam) June 24, 2017
I watched Sesame Street in the 70's. They have always been about acceptance & supportive of people. True display of humanity at it's best. ☺
— Orphan Black 821bdd (@nivek1965) June 25, 2017
Thank you for helping me grow up to focus more on love than hate, laughter more than anger, & pride in diversity.
— Josh Neff (@joshuamneff) June 24, 2017
— Parja Skirata 🌈♪ (@Deliriums_Fish) June 24, 2017
After Sesame Street made its home on the PBS channel 46 years ago, they have now signed a 5-season deal with HBO. The 47th season premiered in January of this year, and continues their generous outpouring of support, wisdom, and teachings to generations of all ages.
Thank you for the support, Sesame Street, and thank you for using your iconic and widespread platform to take a positive and inclusive stand during such a distraught time in our nation’s history.
Featured image courtesy of Pixabay/Public Domain.