Update: Is Sesame Street’s Big Bird Transgender?

Sesame Street's Big Bird Comes Out As Transgender!  (Facebook)

Sesame Street’s Big Bird Comes Out As Transgender! (Facebook)

By Sean Esco

UPDATE BELOW:

Rumors have been swarming the internet that Sesame Street‘s Big Bird has come out as transgender!

According to the National Report the larger then life yellow bird had been facing “troubling identity issues” and last week “came out as transgender.” It was also reported that Big Bird will now continue the show as a female character.

The site also reported that Big Bird’s revelation is educating children the importance of acceptance and easing it’s viewers into her new lifestyle by urging them to “practice patience, love, and support for all individuals.”

Sesame Street's Big Bird Comes Out As Transgender!  (Big Bird in 1970 - Facebook)

Sesame Street’s Big Bird Comes Out As Transgender! (Big Bird in 1970 – Facebook)

Personally I think it’s a very good message to teach children the importance of acceptance especially with the increase of children/teen suicide due to bullying.

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Sesame Street (Facebook)

Sesame Street (Facebook)

Regarding the new revelations on Sesame Street PBS correspondent, Holman Akwame allegedly told the site “change is good,” and that “It’s pivotal that our shows give an adequate representation of the actual society that we’re living in.”

Cookie Monster trades his cookies for vegetable (Facebook)

Cookie Monster trades his cookies for vegetable (Facebook)

According to the site other past revelations/changes on Sesame Street included the introduction of Kami, an HIV-positive character, Elmo struggling with puberty and masturbation, Oscar the Grouch dealing with homelessness and schizophrenia and Cookie Monster changing from an all-cookie diet to a balanced one with vegetables being his main focus.

UPDATE: It has been reported that the site’s claims are not true, making this story completely false as the Transgender Law Center reported with the photo below:

Is Big Bird Really Transgender?

Is Big Bird Really Transgender?

Even though the story is not true what do you think of a “Modern” Sesame Street?

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