UPDATE, 10:22 AM: The production company behind Sesame Street is not happy with the new Obama campaign ad slamming Mitt Romney and featuring footage of Big Bird (see it below). “Sesame Workshop is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization and we do not endorse candidates or participate in political campaigns. We have approved no campaign ads, and as is our general practice, have requested that the ad be taken down,” the company said today on its website. The Obama camp is reviewing Sesame Workshop’s concerns, a campaign aide told Deadline. Big Bird has become part of this year’s presidential contest since Romney reaffirmed in the first debate his plan to cut federal funding to PBS. The GOP candidate said he would make the cut despite his love of Big Bird.
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