The producers of U.S. Taxpayer-funded Sesame Street have created a brand new role model for young girls — the hijab-clad Muppet named Zari. Now this isn’t the first time Sesame Street has used their seemingly harmless Muppets to indoctrinate young children with liberal politically-correct garbage (sorry, Oscar). It won’t be the last episode either. But sadly, if there was ever an international symbol for the repression of women in the world it would have to be the Muslim hijab or burka. What do you think?
Sesame Street unveiled a fresh face Thursday: a hijab-wearing Afghani Muppet named Zari who will teach kids about “girl empowerment, social and emotional wellbeing.”
Zari will first appear in season five of Baghch-e-Simsim, which is the Afghan version of Sesame Street.
The popular children show’s Twitter account was abuzz with Zari content Thursday.
Zara will focus on teaching “girls’ empowerment, national identity, physical health and social and emotional wellbeing,” a Sesame Street press release said.