Big Bird just got the AXE from the 2022 Conservative Political Action Conference better known as CPAC.
Yes, you read that right, and Yes this is actually happening.
Last week, The Blast informed you Big Bird announced he had gotten vaccinated.
While this was a big day for the 8-foot-tall bird, many were down right appalled a children’s show character would push “government propaganda.”
On Saturday November 6, the official Big Bird Twitter account tweeted, “I got the COVID-19 vaccine today! My wing is feeling a little sore, but it’ll give my body an extra protective boost that keeps me and others healthy.”
Big Bird Gets Vaccinated
Those outraged by the bird’s announcement tweeted things like, “Nothing like government propaganda to ruin childhood memories,” and “The show is government funded, therefore its messages are from the government. It is feeding us that children are fine to be vaccinated even though less then 700 children have died from the virus. What is the point of them getting vaccinated?”
It appears the Republican Party also got wind of Big Bird’s “big propaganda,” and has officially pulled a Gretchen Wieners and yelled, “YOU CAN’T SIT WITH US!”
But don’t worry, Big Bird isn’t the only one from “Sesame Street,” getting the boot from CPAC.
He’s in good company.
The official CPAC Twitter account tweeted a flyer with Big Bird alongside Bert & Ernie earlier this week and wrote, “Big Bird. Big Gov. Mandates? NO 👏THANK 👏YOU.”
Big Bird gets the BOOT from CPAC
Big Bird & Big Gov. Mandates?
NO 👏🏼 THANK 👏🏼 YOU 👏🏼 pic.twitter.com/JK3efVPQnK
— CPAC 2022 (@CPAC) November 18, 2021
One person replied to this tweet writing, “I thought you guys were against cancel culture. Make up your minds.”
Another couldn’t believe Bert & Ernie, who have identified as members of the LGBTQ community, were included on the poster writing, “I wonder why Bert and Ernie were explicitly told not to show up when they could have selected Elmo, Oscar, or the Cookie Monster. What is it about Bert and Ernie that they were singled out? What could it possibly be?”
Comedian Patton Oswalt couldn’t believe this was an actual, factual tweet from CPAC.
“Wait, is this real? Is this a parody account? @CPAC made an ACTUAL poster saying they were disinviting children’s puppets to an event? Ha ha. A HA HA. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA @CPAC is so f***ing dumb HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA you stupid idiots AHAHHAAHAHAHAH.”
Wait, is this real? Is this a parody account? @CPAC made an ACTUAL poster saying they were disinviting children’s puppets to an event? Ha ha. A HA HA. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH @CPAC is so fucking dumb HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA you stupid idiots HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA https://t.co/nDLIc0ogVK
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) November 18, 2021
Elmo was also NOT invited to the party. He got his very own poster.
They singled out Elmo on his own a few hours prior. pic.twitter.com/s1Ly69UerH
— Jeremy (@jeremywh) November 18, 2021
However, there were some puppets invited to the big event. The Eagle, and Statler and Waldorf passed the CPAC’s “woke” evaluation and have formally been invited to Florida for the convention.
They CAN Sit With CPAC!
— CPAC 2022 (@CPAC) November 19, 2021