- Sesame Street has joined millions of people who have spoken out against police brutality and racism in the US
- The kiddies' show took to social media on Monday to tell its fans that racism has no place on its street
- Sesame Street has also announced plans to collaborate with CNN on a virtual town hall for parents and kids that will expand upon the mission of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Sesame Street has added its voice to the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests against racism and injustice in the US.
The protests, which have turned into riots and looting, were sparked by the death of George Floyd on 25 May.
Floyd died in hospital after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes.
The long-running children's show has taken to social media to add its voice to the nationwide protests against police brutality and racial inequality.
"Racism has no place on our street — or on any street. Sesame Street was built on diversity, inclusion, and, especially, kindness," the show posted on its official social media accounts on Monday.
The statement further read:
"We stand with our friends around the globe to speak out against racism, to promote understanding and to create a world that is smarter, stronger and kinder."
Sesame Street took it up a notch on Tuesday when it announced plans to collaborate with CNN on a virtual town hall for parents and kids that will expand upon the mission of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Set to air on Saturday, the Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism event will be co-moderated by Big Bird, alongside CNN's Van Jones and Erica Hill, reports Huffpost.
The show's characters Elmo, Abby Cadabby and Rosita, will also be on hand to answer questions submitted by families about racism, the ongoing demonstrations and Floyd's death.
Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism arrives just weeks after CNN and Sesame Street co-hosted a similar event focused on the coronavirus pandemic, Huffpost reports.
Briefly.co.za reported that Jay-Z has taken out a multiple newspaper advertisements in remembrance of Floyd. Veteran actor George Clooney has also penned an emotional essay following Floyd's death and the unrest in the country.
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