In what the network was hoping was avoidable, the CNN/Sesame Street town hall went completely off the rails Saturday morning following Grover’s ‘Blue Lives Matter’ rant.
CNN was hoping the intellectual diversity of the Sesame Street cast could provide a constructive discussion on race in America, but the conversation quickly unraveled.
“Actually, ALL lives matter,” Grover shouted, interrupting Elmo. “And that includes Blue lives. I back our boys in blue and you should too. Do you know how hard it is to be a cop?”
Despite Big Bird’s best efforts to explain how Grover’s anger was misdirected, Grover continued to berate the rest of the cast, including criticizing Oscar for looting. Twitter users have quickly canceled Grover, adding that we shouldn’t be surprised that this “monster” showed his true colors when under pressure.