At this point in the Covid pandemic, we really shouldn’t have to convince anyone to get vaccinated. It should be a no-brainer. Even bird brains know that. Take Big Bird, that massive, yellow-feathered friend of ours from Sesame Street. Yes, even he recently got a shot in the arm (err, make that wing) and announced it on Twitter to help spread the word and encourage kids ages 5 and over (who are now eligible for the vaccine) to get inoculated against the deadly virus.
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.
Ms. @EricaRHill even said I’ve been getting vaccines since I was a little bird. I had no idea!
— Big Bird (@BigBird) November 6, 2021
It’s hard to believe there could be backlash against a children’s show character sharing public health information, but the world we live in is upside-down. Anti-vaxxers came out raging against the winged TV star.
— Joel Stein (@thejoelstein) November 6, 2021
Big Bird is a communist.
— Wendy Rogers (@WendyRogersAZ) November 7, 2021
The highest-profile crticism came from none other than Senator Ted Cruz, your neighborhood douchebag, who apparently has nothing better to do than attack the iconic puppet we all know and love.
Government propaganda…for your 5 year old! https://t.co/lKUlomnpq1
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 6, 2021
Big Bird coming over to vaccinate your kids. pic.twitter.com/LQODCO3GKg
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 7, 2021
But the most hilarious Twitter users came out in full force in support of Big Bird. These are the funniest tweets about Big Bird getting the coronavirus vaccine.
i support all imaginary characters to get fully vaccinated.
— lisamarie (@Lisa_from_SoCal) November 6, 2021
Ted Cruz's car tomorrow after Big Bird and his friends stop by: pic.twitter.com/k4k9cmznrv
— Jack Cocchiarella (@JDCocchiarella) November 8, 2021
Big Bird doesn't do twitter beef he shows up at your house. know that, senator
— JP (@jpbrammer) November 7, 2021
I find it genuinely mind boggling that during a once in a century pandemic that has left *750,000* Americans dead, significant Republican political messaging is about opposing lifesaving vaccines and going after [checks notes] Big Bird from Sesame Street.
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) November 8, 2021
Ted Cruz has officially been going after Big Bird for more than 24 hours now
This is what we’re paying him $174,000 a year to do:
– incite insurrectionists
– vacation in Cancun at the Ritz
– block Biden’s national security nominees
– attack Big Bird, Dr. Seuss & Mr. Potato Head
— Lindy Li (@lindyli) November 8, 2021
impressive how Ted Cruz still manages to walk with Big Bird's foot up his ass
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) November 8, 2021
Fun facts distinguishing Big Bird from Ted Cruz:
Big Bird will help kids get safely vaccinated. Ted cruz, nope.
Big Bird can't fly. Not even to Cancun in the middle of a crisis. Ted Cruz? Sure.
No one hates Big Bird. Except Ted Cruz.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) November 7, 2021
Big Bird is kind, compassionate, empathetic, loving, adored, and vaccinated. Ted Cruz is . . . vaccinated.
— Mary L Trump (@MaryLTrump) November 8, 2021
Ted Cruz couldn’t stand up for his wife, his father, or himself, but he mustered enough courage to lash out at Big Bird.
— Tristan Snell (@TristanSnell) November 7, 2021
ted cruz is just jealous that Big Bird is a better puppet than he is.
— Covie (@covie_93) November 7, 2021
How can you tell the difference between Big Bird and Ted Cruz?
Only one of them flies south for the winter. pic.twitter.com/wFuKYkWG7a
— Hil.i.am (@hilaryluros) November 7, 2021
Ted Cruz picking a fight with Big Bird over vaccinations neatly encapsulates the currents seriousness of the GOP.
— Steven Beschloss (@StevenBeschloss) November 7, 2021
Big Bird and everyone on Sesame Street got vaccinated and they wanted to let Ted Cruz know the vaccinations were brought to you today by the letters F and U.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) November 7, 2021
World needs more Big Bird and less Ted Cruz.
— ?DeathMetalViking? (@DeathMetalV) November 8, 2021
It’s midnight and Ted Cruz is rage tweeting about Big Bird. I’ve got no joke. Ted Cruz is the joke.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) November 7, 2021
Ted Cruz beefing with Big Bird on Twitter sums up the Republican Party.
— AVΞNGΞR RΞSISTΞR (@AvengerResister) November 7, 2021
Without any question, I trust Big Bird over a Ted Cruz or Rand Paul every day of the week.
— Charles Booker (@Booker4KY) November 8, 2021
A big bird for Ted Cruz. pic.twitter.com/Q2NpVCIb2K
— Middle Age Riot (@middleageriot) November 7, 2021
Big Bird would make a better Senator than Ted Cruz.
— Kim Mangone (@KimMangone) November 8, 2021