This is not parody.
CNN is going to do a virtual town hall on racism and two of the featured guests will be Sesame Street puppets Big Bird and Elmo.
Good to know the super serious news network CNN is treating such a solemn issue so seriously.
Big Bird and Elmo Will ‘Address Racism’ in Virtual CNN Town Hall
CNN is teaming up with the perennial children’s program Sesame Street in a virtual town hall that will “address racism” in America in the wake of the police involved death of George Floyd.
Scheduled to air Saturday, “Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism” will be co-moderated by Big Bird, with CNN’s Van Jones and Erica Hill adding support.
The announcement of the program comes just days after Sesame Street released a statement in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis last week.
See the tweet below:
CNN and Sesame Street are doing a special town hall for young kids and families who have questions about racism and where our nation is right now. https://t.co/g58MwSP1bE
— anika palm (@ampalm) June 2, 2020
Penn Live has more:
Sesame Street says ‘Racism has no place on our Street — or on any street,’ will host a town hall with CNN on racism
Sesame Street, the long-running, PBS children’s show, shared a passionate message to its fans following the death of George Floyd and amid protests around the nation.
According to Popsugar, the statement was posted across Sesame Street’s official social media accounts, and begins with: “Racism has no place on our Street — or on any street. Sesame Street was built on diversity, inclusion, and, especially kindness.”
Since its debut in 1969, Sesame Street has endeavored to portray a community where everyone is welcome and treated with compassion, regardless of their skin color, family dynamic, background, abilities or interests.
Nothing against the Sesame Street crew, but CNN is a joke.