Big Bird Got The COVID-19 Vaccine And It Pissed Off Ted Cruz
Over the weekend Big Bird got the COVID-19 vaccine! He immediately tweeted that shit (he is a bird, after all), writing, “My wing is feeling a little sore, but it’ll give my body an extra protective boost that keeps me and other healthy.” Before he got the jab, Big Bird participated in a CNN Town Hall for Families to help answer questions from kids about the vaccine, which was recently authorized for American children ages 5-11.
Awww, good for Big Bird… would be any reasonable, well-intentioned person’s response. But “reasonable” and “well-intentioned” are not adjectives to describe Texas Senator Ted Cruz. He tweeted, “Government propaganda… for your 5 year old!” and a slew of other hardcore right-wing trolls did the same. Hmmm… Big Bird is technically only 6-years-old, so I don’t think he’s old enough to identify as right or left-wing. He uses both wings equally!
Here’s Big Bird’s initial tweet, and President Joe Biden’s response:
Good on ya, @BigBird. Getting vaccinated is the best way to keep your whole neighborhood safe.
— President Biden (@POTUS) November 8, 2021
And here’s Ted Cruz’s response:
Government propaganda…for your 5 year old! https://t.co/lKUlomnpq1
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 6, 2021
And some more totally-not-insane responses:
This kind of propaganda is actually evil.
Your children are not statistically at risk, and should not be pressured into a brand new treatment.
Do Not Comply! https://t.co/cnS1GAqowi
— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) November 6, 2021
Brainwashing children who are not at risk from COVID. Twisted. https://t.co/KPjdHJjpUy
— Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe) November 6, 2021
5 days later… *Big Bird posts photo from his hospital bed* “Hi kids, I had a little heart attack but it’s very rare. I’d do it all over again and can’t wait to get my booster shfndnnd" *announcer* "Sorry kids he’s having a reaction totally not related to the shot and needs rest" https://t.co/4vWvQyx4eQ
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) November 6, 2021
A bunch of people pointed out that Big Bird’s been involved in public health campaigns for like fifty years:
Big Bird gets vaccinated, 1972 pic.twitter.com/M2mdmmjZ0N
— Muppet Wiki (@MuppetWiki) November 6, 2021
The next scene in this episode features Mr. Snuffleupagus telling Big Bird that he already got his shot, but he missed out on getting a balloon. The exchange that follows is an early rare occurrence of an adult seeing Snuffy… https://t.co/VS4ZqEg8VJ
— Muppet Wiki (@MuppetWiki) November 7, 2021
Big Bird has yet to respond to his critics, but Ted Cruz and his cronies better watch their backs: Big Bird is over 8 feet tall and descended from dinosaurs!