Some conservative talking heads have stooped to a new low and are going after Sesame Street, according to The Hollywood Insider. In this latest and laughable chapter of America’s culture wars, panelists on conservative Sean Hannity’s Fox News talk show argued that the beloved kids show actually dumbs down black and Latino youth and promotes so-called “anti-conservative discrimination” because it encourages parents to use gender neutral pronouns.
Hannity: How is Elmo liberal?
Shapiro: I talked to one of the guys who was originally at Children’s Television Workshop originally, and he said that the whole purpose of Sesame Street was to cater to black and Hispanic youths who don’t have reading literature in the house…if you go on the Sesame Street website, it talked about ‘when you’re bringing up your child, make sure that you use gender neutral language. Make sure that you give your boys dolls and make sure that you give your girls firetrucks.