'Brainwashing children!' Right-wingers outraged at Sesame Street's 'Big Bird' for promoting COVID vaccines
Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and other right-wingers lashed out at "Big Bird" on Saturday after the Sesame Street character's Twitter account advocated getting vaccinated for COVID-19.
"I got the COVID-19 vaccine today!" Big Bird wrote Saturday morning. "My wing is a little sore, but it'll give my body an extra protective boost that keeps me and others healthy."
"Ms. @EricaRHill even said I've been getting vaccines since I was a little bird. I had no idea!" Big Bird added, referring to CNN journalist Erica Hill, who hosted a Town Hall with Big Bird called "The ABCs of COVID Vaccines."
I got the COVID-19 vaccine today! My wing is feeling a little sore, but it'll give my body an extra protective boost that keeps me and others healthy.\n\nMs. @EricaRHill even said I\u2019ve been getting vaccines since I was a little bird. I had no idea!— Big Bird (@Big Bird) 1636204140
Cruz responded by writing above Big Bird's tweet, "Government propaganda...for your 5 year old!"
Steve Cortes, a Newsmax host, went a step further.
"This kind of propaganda is actually evil," Cortes wrote. "Your children are not statistically at risk, and should not be pressured into a brand new treatment. Do Not Comply!"
Fox News' Lisa Marie Boothe accused Big Bird of "brainwashing children who are not at risk from COVID."
"Twisted," Marie Boothe wrote.
They\u2019re mad at big bird lolpic.twitter.com/S1ToEN5oEc— Ken Klippenstein (@Ken Klippenstein) 1636239053
A sitting senator is attacking Big Bird a week after defending NAZI's WTF is this even called?https://twitter.com/kenklippenstein/status/1457118316032663560\u00a0\u2026— Yes It's ME! Dame \ud83d\udcaf \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf2 (@Yes It's ME! Dame \ud83d\udcaf \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf2) 1636240497
Mother fucker you are vaccinated @tedcruzhttps://twitter.com/kenklippenstein/status/1457118316032663560\u00a0\u2026— bill goldthorpe (@bill goldthorpe) 1636239882
Seems the worst people in the country have latched on to this tweet.\n\nA word of advice to them. Millions of us have known Big Bird for years. Watched. Studied. Learned.\n\nWe can't tell you how to get to Sesame Street. But we know this:\n\nYou come at the Bird, you best not miss.https://twitter.com/BigBird/status/1456971880666046465\u00a0\u2026— Max Kennerly (@Max Kennerly) 1636238275
This is the type of stuff that makes me think there is no coming back.https://twitter.com/kenklippenstein/status/1457118316032663560\u00a0\u2026— Nathan Drill (@Nathan Drill) 1636241464
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