Ted Cruz Harassing Big Bird For Getting Vaccinated

Texas senator Ted Cruz spent days in a one-sided Twitter beef with America’s beloved muppet, Big Bird.

Ted Cruz is still ruffling some feathers after expressing his angst recently over “Sesame Street”‘s Big Bird getting vaccinated, with Jezebel’s editor-in-chief Laura Bassett joking, “We’re talking about a Muppet. Ted Cruz today has picked a fight with a Muppet.”

Bassett joined Ari Melber on his MSNBC show “The Beat,” and the two couldn’t help but find humor in Cruz’s fury with an 8-foot, 2-inch bright yellow talking bird.

On Saturday, the “Sesame Street” veteran tweeted, “I got the COVID-19 vaccine today! My wing is feeling a little sore, but it’ll give my body an extra protective boost that keeps me and others healthy,” to which Cruz replied, “Government propaganda…for your 5 year old!

Yes, you read that correctly. It all started when Big Bird tweeted that he got his COVID-19 vaccine.


Cruz responded, accusing Elmo’s feathery friend of “government propaganda.” It was the cringiest thing ever.

As you can imagine, Twitter went wild. President Biden even stepped in to show his support for the muppet.

Everyone else, however, took the opportunity to dunk on Cruz.

After all, he is the same guy who flew to Cancun during the devastating winter storm that left his state without water and power for days.

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