By promoting same-sex marriage, and using Sesame Street to do it, the New Yorker staff in effect is promoting child abuse. They should be ashamed of themselves.
So, the victim here is obviously the children, many more of whom will be raped due to the New Yorker intimating that Bert and Ernie are teh ghey.
But wait, Freddie thinks that the real victims here are the homosexuals:
I would argue that this is in fact a really unfortunate portrayal of common attitudes. First, it’s actually not conducive to gay rights or gay dignity to act as though every close male relationship is necessarily a sexual or romantic relationship. But worse, this is subtly a perfect distillation of how your average liberal views gay people, as Muppets: sexless, harmless, inoffensive, childish, silly, and ultimately mere fodder for the condescending entertainment of straight people.
Unlike the above-average liberal Mr. deBoer, who finds nothing in gay culture entertaining–or if he does find it entertaining, is not entertained in a condescending manner–you average liberals should be ashamed for deriving any entertainment from gay culture.
So, I’m confused. If I like that cover, does it make me a wannabe child rapist, or a traitor to true progressivism?