- Dec 7, 2005
- Reaction score
- St. Johnsbury, VT USA
It's great for someone's identity to be super important to them. It's not so great when people, for whatever reason, get concerned about someone else's identity more than that person is comfortable. And, in the case of an object, rather than a person, I'd say that it's more ludacris than dangerous, but whoever is exhibiting that behaviour might likely have the same problem projecting onto people.I always read that as people fishing for representation opportunities, rather than trying to tear down Muppets (although I'm sure that also happens). Still weird, but I can understand the motivation.
But hey, we live in modern times, where identity is everything to some people.
But, growing up in a private fundamentalist school and being around tons of fundamentalist people might have my perception skewed toward people being anti-Muppet over Bert and Ernie. In that case, it seems to me to be more a sign of mental illness than a silly nonsequitor.
And if people want to read into it something that they feel is positive, whether it's there or not, I'd prefer to disagree to myself, because, well, who cares?
And also, come on, why are people so crazy when it comes to Burt? Remember that joke site someone started about how Burt was evil, and a bunch of people ran with that as though it was all serious?