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Meet Julia - Sesame Street's newest muppet with autism



'Sesame Street' is introducing Julia, their newest muppet in April this year. Julia is a 4-year-old with blazing red hair, bright green eyes, and autism. She's been in Sesame Workshop print and digital illustrations for more than a year, and makes her TV debut April 10 on both PBS and HBO. The show has been a favourite for almost 50 years and is all set to step up awareness about autism through the addition on the new character. Stacey Gordon, a puppeteer says she has been preparing for Julia for her whole life. She has a son who has high-functioning autism and wants to do her best to bring Julia to the world in the best light possible
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Author Ali Bafahmi ( ago)
hate it and kill it and put it in HELL

Author Adriana Delgado ( ago)
she es awesome and beautiful

Author Ahmed Ahmed ( ago)
Some sick people in the comments. You can't have that conservative mentality where "if it has nothing to do with me, then I don't want to see it." Calm down a little bit. You don't even understand how included kids with autism or aspergers might feel. You act like watching this muppet will turn your kids into an autistic child... Some many intolerant assholes in here that can't stand diversity in the slightest bit.

Author Tigerdancer21 ( ago)
I don't think muppets will ever be a good show for kids anymore in the future if they keep pushing for representation of agendas that aren't good for kids. Not letting my kids watch muppets ever.

Author Famioa Dantz ( ago)
It's funny that people still don't know the ins and outs of autism. All these comments do is prove why they made this character.

Author Reborn Ninja ( ago)
Clearly Sesame Street has never met the internet.

Author Ulette ( ago)
First Elmo tells your children to get the vaccines that cause their autism, then they create an autistic muppet, They are totally trying to normalize autism this is sickening. If I did watch Sesame Street I would boycott it immediately.

Author altonio jr ( ago)
Please listen to I gotta keep my grades up by altonio jr. Kids Zone music

Author Crowmander ( ago)
why does big bird sound so fucking depressed now haha

Author Tahani Williams ( ago)
I can tell i'm going to love her . :)

Author Cris Lerose ( ago)
next stop... Transgendered Trish, Gay Guillermo, Queer Quiffer and Islamic It'sabombboom..

Author Dr. Bees ( ago)
lol I thought they all had autism

Author Thomas Kim ( ago)
I thought everyone in Sesame Street had autism

Author sam sammy ( ago)
autistic people she just be put down.

Author Trueold Yourass ( ago)
what's best .
Marvin the meth addict

Author Trueold Yourass ( ago)
hey . how about bringing a new character . uncle Paulie . the phedeophile.

Author Excited Cat ( ago)
this is sweet I like it!

Author Wilson Wohoo ( ago)
rip pbs.

Author Anthony Del Giorno ( ago)
I can't wait for the transgender muppet, the gay muppet, and the oppressed woman muppet

Author Chris Wilson ( ago)
what ever happened to that Muppet with AIDs?

Author airman15 ( ago)
holy fuck some of you people are fuckin sick. i think its a good idea and no not all autists throw tantrums and as far as the anti social part well look at yourselves and think if someone treated you that way and then tell me you wouldn't be antifuckinsocial as well. no disability isn't natural or normal but compassion understanding and fuckin tolerance should be. oh and imma go on a limb and assume most of you are christians since your demographic are some of the most outright rude pretentious and egotistical assholes out their with a constant stick up your fuckin asses. oh didn't like me prejudging you then how bout you stop assuming all autistics have tantrums or are stupid.

Author Indigo Moon Pack ( ago)
I love it

Author Denise Sayer ( ago)
I love Julia !! I am a support worker and i think its important for the young and the old to realise everyone is different but we should all be treated equal.✌❤😊

Author john D ( ago)
It doesn't get any more retarded than this. I doubt they will show her sitting in the corner screaming her lungs out for hours. Or attacking the other muppets in an autistic fueled rage. Quit promoting retardation as normal, and quit forcing retards into the classroom with normal kids.

Author Channel 517 ( ago)
beautiful

Author el jay ( ago)
With the cuts trump made to pbs we can say goodbye Julia before we even said hi!

Author Nor' Easter ( ago)
I always thought Elmo was autistic.

Author Gerald Gardner ( ago)
**rocks in corner, holding herself** there's a hand up my butt there's a hand up my butt there's a hand up my butt!!!

Author The Middle Man ( ago)
lol

Author Pwner 1775 ( ago)
let's turn her autism into weaponized autism where she teaches the children the truth about the Holocaust and Hitler

Author Xam271 ( ago)
I think your Muppet has autism

Author crystal thomas ( ago)
shes an awesome addition she can teach kids about autism on the spectrum

Author LOSO ( ago)
This almost made me cry a little bit

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