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Sesame Street's Big Bird accused of 'brainwashing children' over vaccine promotion

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Sesame Street's Big Bird accused of 'brainwashing children' over vaccine promotion

Sesame Street's Big Bird has been accused of "brainwashing children" over its vaccine promotion.

Days ago, the official Twitter page of the notable yellow bird tweeted: "I got the COVID-19 vaccine today.

"My wing is feeling a little sore, but it'll give my body an extra protective boost that keeps me and others healthy."

President Joe Biden was quick to congratulate the character, replying: "Good on ya, Big Bird."

The post, however, ruffled the feathers of Republican Senator Ted Cruz.

"Government propaganda…for your 5-year-old," he retweeted.

Last week, children ages 5-11 were recommended the Pfizer vaccine.

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