Nothing says “children’s entertainment” like an assault rifle.
Sesame Place is a theme park based on Children’s Television Workshop’s flagship property, “Sesame Street“. So it’s a little puzzling that until July 14th, you could get discounted tickets to take the kids to meet Elmo, Bert, Ernie, and Big Bird by donating to the National Rifle Association’s PAC.
NRA spokeswoman Ashley Varner told The Philadelphia Daily News that the tickets were not purchased by the NRA, but donated by Anheuser-Busch, the owners of Sesame Place, which is troublesome in and of itself. Because A) Nothing goes together like beer and guns and B) Beer provides wholesome entertainment for children.
The arrangement came to its long overdue end on the 14th due to the efforts of gun control advocacy groups.
“We think it is just wrong to use a kids’ park, and this is for small children, to raise money for an organization that is doing everything it can to protect gun-industry profits at the expense of safety, and that includes children’s safety,” said Bryan Miller, executive director of Ceasefire NJ.
“This was an inadvertent error by Busch Entertainment Corp. and we apologize for any confusion,” read the press release issued by Anheuser-Busch.
Which is another way of saying “We got busted.”