Mitt Romney’s comments about Big Bird in the first presidential debate are prompting memes and Twitter accounts like @FiredBigBird, and pictures like this one featuring Big Bird and Mitt Romney look-alike Guy Smiley.
Dr. Jason Johnson first wrote about the connection between Mitt Romney and Guy Smiley in December 2011.
From the article “Mitt Romney Vows: I Won’t Kill Big Bird (or Guy Smiley)”
Romney, in his inimitable skill of finding a flip-floppery way to answer any question, has managed to find a middle road on the whole cut-public-broadcasting-and-those-liberals-on-NPR meme.
Advertising on Sesame Street.
When asked about how he would change funding for PBS and other government sponsored media programs the former Massachusetts governor said: “We’re not going to kill Big Bird,” Romney said. “Big Bird’s going to have advertisements, alright?”