Sesame Workshop is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization and we do not endorse candidates or participate in political campaigns. We have approved no campaign ads, and as is our general practice, have requested that the ad be taken down.A statement from Sesame Workshop • Requesting that the Obama campaign desist in airing an ad featuring Big Bird. Despite leaving the first presidential debate with strong winds at his back, the singular Mitt Romney line that has endured in the days after was his insistence that he’d cut funding to public broadcasting, which President Obama characterized as him “going after Big Bird.” This isn’t the only Obama ad that’s rankled some folks recently, either – a recent ad attacking Romney’s honesty used footage of NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, which the network has asked to be stopped. source
We apologize for any inconvenience our audience may have experienced today on our Sesame Street YouTube channel. Our channel was compromised and we are presently working with YouTube/Google to restore our original content. We always strive to provide age-appropriate content for our viewers and hope to resolve this problem quickly.The Sesame Workshop, making a statement about their worst nightmare — their YouTube getting hacked and getting replaced with pornography. All signs point to a revenge attack done in someone else’s name. All we know is that screwing with five-year-olds is childish and evil. Can you tell me how to get, how to get a first way ticket to Jerkville?
hcdragon asks: There was only a 21 second long video when I saw it. They must have changed it to a longer one between the time I saw the page and it got suspended.
» SFB says: Most likely. We’ve seen at least one screenshot (SFW though a little risque) that shows an eight-minute-long video. (7:53, to be exact.)