Sesame Street’s Big Bird character decided to get vaccinated to protect himself from COVID-19 — and it caused a massive flap among vaccine skeptics like Texas Republican Sen Ted Cruz.

Cruz stated that the entire scene was government “propaganda” — a pretty big word for Sesame Street!

Head of the Office of Government Ethics for a single time Walter Shaub reminded Cruz on Twitter: “You are vaccinated.”

Cruz didn’t even mention it.

The whole thing began when Big Bird (who according to Sesame Street legend is always six years old) tweeted Saturday that he was going under the needle so kids could get immunized. He said his “wing is feeling a little sore.” But “it’ll give my body an extra protective boost that keeps me and others healthy,” he added.

The Sesame Street star said he was surprised to learn that he has been “getting vaccines since I was a little bird” — kind of like American kids!

Right-wingers offered up some cuckoo responses, like Fox News’ Lisa Boothe’s claim that kids aren’t at risk from COVID-19.

Big Bird is active in immunization campaigns for children since the 1970s. He also frequently promotes healthy lifestyles through Sesame street performances. He was clearly not a gentle giant.


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