‘Big Bird’ Takes Focus in Presidential Politics
Despite enjoying Sesame Street, Mitt Romney says he will cut funding to PBS if he gets elected President in November.
During the first presidential debate the Republican presidential candidate responded to debate morderator Jim Lehrer, who hosts PBS “NewsHour.”
“I’m sorry, Jim, I’m going to stop the subsidy to PBS. I’m going to stop other things. I like PBS, I love Big Bird. Actually like you, too. But I’m not going to — I’m not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for,” said Romney.
Since that moment Sesame Street has taken over social networks.
According to The Associated Press, Twitter representatives reported shortly after Romney’s remarks, users were posting 17,000 tweets per minute mentioning Big Bird.
The event led to the spoof Twitter account @FiredBigBird. Since the site went up numerous funny tweets have followed with funny references to the comment.
“Somewhere Paul Ryan is kicking over trash cans in hopes of smoking out Oscar the Grouch,” said @FiredBigBird.
Since its creation, the @FiredBigBird account has gained thousands of followers.