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HIV comes to sesame street

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by T.T Boy, Jul 13, 2002.

  1. T.T Boy

    T.T Boy Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 18, 2001 Messages: 21,803 Likes Received: 41
    HIV comes to Sesame Street
    Last Updated 2002-07-13


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    An HIV-infected Muppet will be added to the South African version of Sesame Street this fall.

    In an interview with the Washington Post, the vice president of New York-based Sesame Workshop said the South African character will likely will be a 5-year-old female "monster Muppet" along the lines of Grover or Elmo.

    "We know that she'll be lively, alert, friendly, outgoing and HIV-positive," Joel Schneider told the Post from Barcelona, where he announced the character Thursday at the 14th International AIDS Conference. "She'll be healthy, not sickly."

    HIV or human immunodeficiency virus is the virus that can lead to AIDS. With more than 4 million people afflicted, South Africa has more HIV-infected people than any other country.

    Schneider said the character would help de-stigmatize the disease for the show's young viewers. "We want to show children that it's okay to touch [an HIV-positive person], okay to hug, that a person can still be a constructive part of the community," he said.

    www.cbc.ca
     
  2. willy.wonka

    willy.wonka Guest

    thats just horrible.
     
  3. BitchAssSlut

    BitchAssSlut Member

    Joined: May 31, 2002 Messages: 376 Likes Received: 2
  4. DMX

    DMX Guest

    is that from the onion or something?
     
  5. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2001 Messages: 8,147 Likes Received: 3
    Why is that so wrong? Hopefully it will help to get rid of some of the misconceptions of people with HIV.....

    Kudos South Africa....
     
  6. Mr. Mang

    Mr. Mang Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 27, 2002 Messages: 2,901 Likes Received: 1
    agreed. especially since a lot of the population over there has aids. it'll help little kids understand that they should treat all kids with respect. even if they've got hiv.

    props.
     
  7. T.T Boy

    T.T Boy Dirty Dozen Crew

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    thats from cbc.com the canadian broadcasting system
     
  8. zen

    zen New Jack

    Joined: Sep 20, 2001 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 0
    yeah i just heard that on the news. i would have thought they would have it in an older persons cartoon really. rather than seaseme street. for me thats just too young. I dont think they would even under stand.
     
  9. Wilt

    Wilt Guest

    "man has programmed my conditioning...even my conditioning has been conditioned."
     
  10. Fabo 2

    Fabo 2 Guest

    I always knew big bird was a poofter.
     
  11. Esai

    Esai Member

    Joined: Oct 12, 2001 Messages: 612 Likes Received: 1
    Iwas reading an article on how coca cola is huge down there, they employ a lot of south africans. It would cost them less than 1 % of their profits down there to insure and treat all their employees with aids but they refuse to do it. Who are these evil people and how do they rationalze their behavior?
     
  12. amItoolate?

    amItoolate? Member

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    i think its a goob idea, but i think snuffy aready caught something, probably by sharing needles
     
  13. villain

    villain Veteran Member

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    Dammit Jim! We need solutions not fucking muppets!
     
  14. misteraven

    misteraven Administrator

    Joined: May 7, 1999 Messages: 8,773 Likes Received: 312
    What they should do is develope a condom muppet that goes around covering up all the other muppets so that they teach these kids to wrap their shit instead of trying to teach them that aids is OK. Once again they miss the bigger picture.
     
  15. Fox Mulder

    Fox Mulder 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Nov 23, 2000 Messages: 12,434 Likes Received: 86
    exactly what i was thinking.^^^^
     
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