Uh oh kiddies! Looks like poor Big Bird may be on the chopping block! Last night, during the first of three US presidential debates former Massachusetts Governor and Republican nominee for President Mitt Romney said to balance the budget deficit, even though “he likes Big Bird”, he may have to cut funding to PBS, the partially government subsidized public broadcasting network which produces Sesame Street.
In rapid fire motion, at least two big bird Twitter profiles, FiredBigBird and BigBirdRomney popped up, tweeting fired big bird jokes and racking up thousands of followers. [as of this posting, it looks like FiredBigBird account has been suspended. We’ll see for how long]
And then minutes later, all the Internet Big Bird memes starting to pop up! Here are a few of some scraped off the web: