Big Bird became a major talking point after the first presidential debate between President Obama and GOP candidate Mitt Romney, and, earlier today, the Sesame Street character showed up in its first political ad.
And that didn’t sit well with the Sesame Workshop, the group that runs Sesame Street.
The Sesame Workshop said that Big Bird would not be voting for President Obama or Mitt Romney during this election and shouldn’t be used in political ads.
The group released a statement saying:
“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.”
Obama’s Big Bird ad (you can watch it here) jokingly depicts the famous Sesame Character as the criminal mastermind behind the economic collapse. The ad suggests that Mitt Romney is ignoring the real problems that plague the US economy and is instead focused on hunting a fictional character.
Did you watch the Big Bird ad? Do you think President Obama and Mitt Romney should stop using Sesame Street as a talking point in their campaigns?