According to the Huffington Post, the folks on “Sesame Street” aren’t happy with the Obama campaign.
The Sesame Workshop, which runs “Sesame Street,” put out a statement on Tuesday asking the campaign to take down a cheeky ad that prominently features Big Bird.
The ad mocks Mitt Romney’s vow to end the federal subsidy to PBS. It paints Big Bird as the shady criminal mastermind behind a raft of financial scandals.
The Sesame Workshop objected to having its characters used in a partisan context, as it said in its statement:
Sesame Workshop Statement:
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.
The Huffington Post has also reported that, an Obama Campaign Spokesperson has confirmed that they have received the Sesame Street complaint and will review their concerns.