Conservative—who accuse others fighting bigotry and oppression of being "snowflakes"—found something new to be offended about.
So what is it this time?
After Billy Porter dropped by Sesame Street in his iconic Christian Siriano tuxedo gown from last year's Academy Awards...
Just when I thought I was done with 2019, Pose star @theebillyporter showed up to the #Oscars in a Tuxedo-Gown and… https://t.co/l8ROy8QDxZ— Ryan Knight 🏳️🌈 🗽 (@Ryan Knight 🏳️🌈 🗽)1551047391.0
Billy Porter challenges gender norms at the Oscars in a Christian Siriano tuxedo gown. (2019) https://t.co/VxUcSv9T5P— chloe (@chloe)1576455602.0
...Sesame Street tweeted about it, saying:
"an iconic day with an iconic person."
The post contained pictures of Porter posing with Elmo, one of the show's Penguins, as well as sitting in front of the familiar 123 Sesame Street brownstone in his full gown.
An iconic day with an iconic person ♥️ Thanks for visiting Sesame Street, @theebillyporter! #Season51 https://t.co/Yre2PO4a0p— Sesame Street (@Sesame Street)1580391738.0
That gown was iconic 365 days ago and now it's back with a vengeance.
Unfortunately, several Twitter conservatives were unable to handle the moment, making hateful and/or rude comments about Sesame Street and Porter.
@sesamestreet @theebillyporter @elmo There is a reason why Sesame Street was hemorrhaging money and had to go to HBO.— BearsBasketballMom (@BearsBasketballMom)1580417822.0
@sesamestreet @theebillyporter @elmo I don't allow my children to watch shows that intentionally confuse them until… https://t.co/d8atCRKQMa— TaurusBrit (@TaurusBrit)1580425301.0
@sesamestreet @theebillyporter @elmo This is why people teach their children at a young age not to believe everythi… https://t.co/LiLrqqvSCe— rightwingketodad (@rightwingketodad)1580446731.0
@sesamestreet @theebillyporter @elmo This absolutely shameful and this should be off limits to children!!! Never e… https://t.co/VygqVEtGgZ— DizFam (@DizFam)1580408728.0
@sesamestreet @theebillyporter @elmo This, to me, is an outrage.— Velma Massenburg (@Velma Massenburg)1580434042.0
Porter likely saw this upset coming, as he'd already shut down Donald Trump Jr.'s use of his Grammy's outfit (which was also an iconic moment) on the same day he was tagged in Sesame Street's tweet.
Politician’s kids are off limits... even 50 year old Corrupt Hunter Biden. Me: https://t.co/9fuEGbT16v— Donald Trump Jr. (@Donald Trump Jr.)1580174249.0
When our corrupt President’s (@realDonaldTrump) corrupt son (@DonaldJTrumpJr) uses your fierce #Grammy look to try… https://t.co/kn7npEfMFj— Billy Porter (@Billy Porter)1580245851.0
Those who were not in the least intimidated by Porter's lewks complimented his gumption and Sesame Street's inclusivity.
@sesamestreet @theebillyporter @elmo “Grrr, gay man in dress, I angry” can sum up this comment section well. Screw… https://t.co/lbdvt1xF1g— Alex (Twitch: Levy) (Open for commissions!) (@Alex (Twitch: Levy) (Open for commissions!))1580410988.0
@sesamestreet @theebillyporter @elmo Yasssss! I can't wait. I brought water for these salty haters because they are… https://t.co/LotEarYUOL— Tonjaleigha (@Tonjaleigha)1580415244.0
@sesamestreet @theebillyporter @elmo A wonderful move for inclusiveness! My younger brother was on Sesame Street wh… https://t.co/0qNDIpJyh3— Evan Laurence (@Evan Laurence)1580491147.0
@sesamestreet @theebillyporter @elmo omg we love to see it. billy you are such an icon 💞— JIN HIT 🌈 (@JIN HIT 🌈)1580450839.0
@sesamestreet @theebillyporter @elmo Thank you SO MUCH @sesamestreet - you are ALL beautiful beings, shaping a wond… https://t.co/Ivdjishdwp— Langdon (@Langdon)1580488891.0
Porter says he, himself, was "tickled" to be in the company of such a legend as THE Elmo.
Y’all, talk about iconic... I was tickled to meet @elmo and the gang at @sesamestreet! https://t.co/WuEpjRkRi8— Billy Porter (@Billy Porter)1580410209.0
Don't let the haters get you down, Billy.
Porter's appearance currently has no airdate set, but once it does, we are sure we will be fans.