Sesame Street Asks President Obama To Take Down Big Bird Ad

Posted Oct 9, 2012

During the presidential debate, Mitt Romney told a crowd of people that he would be interested in cutting the funding of TV network PBS even though he “loves Big Bird.”  Big Bird appeared on Saturday Night Liveto talk about the debate and how he gets a lot of tweets and how Sesame Street has WiFi.  President Barack Obama’s campaign put together an ad making fun of Mitt Romney’s viewpoint on cutting PBS’ funding using Big Bird as the central figure.  PBS and Sesame Street did not approve of the ad and they want it taken down.  Below is the statement that Sesame Street sent out:

?Sesame Workshop is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization and we do not endorse candidates or participate in political campaigns. We have approved no campaign ads, and as is our general practice, have requested that the ad be taken down.?