Kennedy Center Honors 2019: 'Sesame Street' fans feel Donald Trump needs to watch show to learn about 'inclusion' and 'diversity'
Celebrating 50 years on television this year, 'Sesame Street' also became the first TV program to receive a Kennedy Center Honor. Fans were happy to see their favorite show getting the recognition it deserves and they also made a point to take the opportunity to throw shade at US President Donald Trump.
Many Twitter users came together to say how Trump should have watched the show when he was a child. They also wondered if left on him, any of the characters would have any color in those times. "#KennedyCenterHonors #KCHonors If you left it up to Trump and his supporters, none of the #SesameStreet characters would have any color or would you prefer it and the world be that way? #VoteBlue2020 #VoteTrumpOut," one tweet read.
Another user posted, "Am I the only one who thinks @sesamestreet would really help @realDonaldTrump? @KellyannePolls or @FLOTUS would you consider putting it on during executive time once in a while? #kennedycenter #KennedyCenterHonors," and another said, "#KennedyCenterHonors #KCHonors Based on the current Trump Republican environment its apparent not enough kids of yesterday learned #SesameStreet's lessons on inclusion and diversity."
One post sent quite a rude call to the president. "I’m watching the #kennedycenterhonors and realized that all that is wrong with Trump is that he never watched @sesamestreet when he was a child. That’s it. Send tweet." Another one said, "I think it's pretty clear that @realdonaldtrump never watched or learned the many positive messages from #SesameStreet."
Fans agreed that the show could teach a lesson or two to the president. "Sesame Street is being recognized tonight at the Annual #KennedyCenterHonors. It was lauded for its success in teaching our children their ABCs and civility. Since they’re just down the street from the swamp, perhaps the Muppets can stop at the WH for a quick tutorial," one tweet said.
The ceremony, which also honored the R&B group Earth, Wind & Fire, actress Sally Field, singer Linda Ronstadt and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas for their lifetime achievements in the arts, took place in Washington on December 8, and was broadcast for TV audiences on Sunday, December 15.