Antisemitic character cancelled by Sesame Street
Disney Studios this week have confirmed that following a petition signed by 1.7m people, The Count from Sesame Street has been cancelled and all episodes with him in will be deleted from the Disney catalogue.
The petition was created by Trevor Mild, a middle class 30-year-old white man from Portland Oregon who we spoke to last night. “I was watching Sesame Street to take my mind off the election and I noticed a terrible antisemitic character. The Count has a big nose, speaks with an eastern European accent, is obsessed with counting, often money and drinks blood, probably bakes it into his Matzo.
Donald Trump’s election campaign manager, Brad Parscale denied Trump is an antisemite and instead insisted ‘Cancel the Count’.