A character from Sesame Street he turned on the senator’s target Texan Ted Cruz this weekend after Big Bird shared on Twitter that he had already been vaccinated against COVID-19, to which the legislator reacted by labeling said tweet as propaganda by the government towards five-year-old children.
After the start of the anticovid vaccination campaign for minors between five and eleven years of age in the United States, Twitter was the place where political disputes did not take long to shine. Well to say of Cruz, the message that the child character shared had a totally different purpose from spread this campaign.
“I got the COVID-19 vaccine today! My wing hurts a bit, but it will give my body an additional protective boost that will keep me and others healthy ”shared the character of Sesame Street on his Twitter account; “Millisecond. @EricaRHill even said that they vaccinate me since I was a little bird. I had no idea! ”He concluded.
Although the followers of the popular character quickly expressed their support for being part of this type of campaign to reinforce the culture of vaccination among children and their families, the one who stood out in his desire to pay particular attention to said publication was Cruz, who shared the tweet with the following message: “Government propaganda … for your 5-year-old son!”
For his part, the president of the United States, Joe Biden, he also cited the post from Big Bird, to which he replied, “Good for you @BigBird. Getting vaccinated is the best way to keep your entire neighborhood safe.”
To the message of the controversial senator, and former candidate of the Republican Party in the last elections, the reactions of Internet users also joined in support of the character of Sesame Street; some even shared footage of Big Bird being vaccinated in other American health campaigns in previous decades.