When Ellen DeGeneres’s character came out on her 90s sitcom, the shit hit the fan. It made headlines, the show died, and Ellen nearly lost her career.
Are they or aren’t they? Never has anyone’s sexuality been questioned as often as that of Bert and Ernie’s.
Representation matters. This seems to be the catch phrase of 2019, and for good reason. When we see ourselves in the media, any media, we feel seen.