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Can You Tell Me How to Get, How to Get to the “Gay-borhood?”

Bert and Ernie are not going to get married.

You didn’t realize they were gay?

Well, they are men who live together, have effeminate characteristics, and bicker.

What? We aren’t supposed to categorize homosexuals based on stereotype?

That’s because you, dear reader, are a conservative. Your rash generalizations, prove your obvious bigotry. When liberals do it, they are being progressive and provocative.

But there was more than just stereotype to the Bert-and-Ernie-Are-Gay conspiracy. “Ever notice how similar my hair is to Mr. T’s?” Bert once Tweeted. “The only difference is mine is a little more ‘mo,’ a little less ‘hawk.’” This was timed to coincide with the release of The A-Team, but some gay rights advocates believed this was Bert’s “coming out” tweet.

“Mo,” you see can be read as short for “homo.”

What do you mean we aren’t supposed to have derogatory nicknames for this demographic?

Read more here to see how this topic and the World Trade Center Cross controversy are related.


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