“Pose” Actor Billy Porter Wearing A Dress On Sesame Street Garners Mixed Reactions [Photo]

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Pose Actor Billy Porter Wearing A Dress On Sesame Street Garners Mixed Reactions [Photo]

“Sesame Street” has taken major steps during its 50+ seasons on the air. But its latest has caused quite a mixed review from viewers and fans.

In preparation for its 51st season, the Instagram page for the series shared a snapshot of “Pose’s” Billy Porter rocking a lavish black gown.

They added the caption,

@theebillyporter bringing those fierce vibes to Sesame Street for #Season51 #sesamestreet #billyporter #thebillyporter #tonyawards #broadway #grammys #goldenglobes #cookiemonster #oscarthegrouch #elmo

 

Still, the post (shared on our Instagram account) was met with some criticism from those who said they felt the young audience shouldn’t be exposed to the controversial content.

The episode was taped Thursday (Jan. 30). Billy Porter hasn’t responded to the criticism, but he expressed his excitement over his appearance on Twitter and wrote,

“Y’all, talk about iconic… I was tickled to meet @elmo and the gang at @sesamestreet!”

What do you think about Sesame Street’s post? Tell us in the comments.

Authored by: Char Patterson