By Brie Stimson
November 17, 2021
Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, called this week for the federal government to stop funding broadcaster PBS, pointing to the latest content decision regarding “Sesame Street.”
The children’s program announced it was adding the first Asian American character to its cast of Muppets, a girl named Ji-Young.
“What race is Ernie is Bert? You are insane PBS and we should stop funding you,” Schlapp tweeted, implying it was unnecessary for Muppets to be racially identified.