New Yorker cover depicts Bert and Ernie as gay couple

The New Yorker's latest cover is causing a stir.

The cover focuses on the Supreme Court's gay marriage rulings this week and features a photo that suggests a romantic relationship between Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie.


The sexual orientation of the puppets has long been a subject of debate and fodder for comedians. Sesame Workshop in 2011 even clarified that the two "do not have a sexual orientation."

Sesame Workshop didn't immediately respond to a request for comment about the New Yorker cover.

The image was submitted unsolicited by Jack Hunter, an independent artist, to Tumblr, according to the New Yorker. Once the magazine used Hunter's creation as its cover, it blew up on social media.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.
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