Big Bird in an image from President Obama's advert
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Obama's Big Bird advert leads to objections from Sesame Workshop

The creators of Big Bird have called on the Obama campaign to withdraw a new TV advertisement that uses the character in an attack on rival Mitt Romney.

The ad mocks the Republican candidate for singling out the public broadcaster behind Sesame Street for spending cuts.

Sesame Workshop, the non-profit organisation behind the long-running children's show, said in a statement that it was a non-partisan organisation.

"We do not endorse candidates or participate in political campaigns," the organisation said.

  • 10 Oct 2012