US politician Ted Cruz – known as a hardliner in the Republican Party – criticized a “Sesame Street” post on corona vaccinations on Twitter. The TV show had advertised the vaccination of children on Tuesday.
A tweet from the character “Elmo,” a red-furred doll, read: “Elmo got his coronavirus shots today, as did Elmo’s mom and dad. Elmo’s dad had a lot of questions, but Elmo’s doctor said the vaccination would help Elmo stay healthy – as would all of Elmo’s friends and family.”
Texas Senator Cruz wrote: “Thank you Sesame Street for allowing parents to ask questions. And then you let Elmo aggressively promote vaccination for under-5s. But brings no scientific evidence for it.”
Cruz’s post was picked up by many media outlets and Twitter users. According to The Washington Post, this isn’t the first time the Conservative politician has taken on a Sesame Street doll. Last year he criticized the character Bibo – a large, yellow bird – when he received his vaccination.