There's another twist in the Bert and Ernie controversy. https://t.co/pIas37sXR5
— PinkNews (@PinkNews) September 22, 2018
But Saltzman—who is himself gay—now says he was taken out of context.
Speaking to The New York Times, he said: “As a writer, you just bring what you know into your work.
“Somehow, in the uproar, that turned into Bert and Ernie being gay. There is a difference.”
Saltzman added: “They are two guys who love each other. That’s who they are.”
The writer also said that Sesame Street should include a gay human couple, rather than puppets.