When Stevie Nicks had a new song come out a few years ago, she was interviewed, and the reporter wanted to know if the song was political against George Bush (which was a stretch of the imagination, for certain, and what an idiotic question to ask). I was pleased to hear Ms. Nicks shut the reporter down with a comment that said she was a musician, and she sang songs. She refused to get political, and I found that refreshing.
I certainly don't need or want children's characters, especially ones funded with public monies, going after a privately held company in order to drive them out of business. I'm so tired of the vindictive nature of politics.
Also depends on how it is done...a picture of Kermet and Miss Piggy with the caption 'supporting diversity in marriage since 1984' is cute.
A picture of Bert and Ernie with the caption 'Come on, Chick-Fil-A, didn't you know we were a couple?' Not so much.
Especially since it's not true. I realize that there is a crude musical that makes them a couple, but come on! Two generations of Americans have been visiting Bert and Ernie's house for over two generations. They live in different rooms.
The Kermit and Miss Piggy sounds cute, but my problem is that they are politicizing children's icons. Can you imagine the outrage if other beloved icons were used in such a manner for an unpopular stance?
Exactly. Do we want to see Mickey Mouse pro or con abortion? Dora sounding off on guns?
I kind of feel children's characters should stick with children's subjects.
I feel doubly so when the characters appear on public TV paid for by everyone's tax money.