Change the name of 'Veggie Monster' back to 'Cookie Monster' sign now

Cookie Monster, a beloved character of the long-running childrens show Sesame Street on PBS, has undergone a name change to Veggie Monster, after parents argued that Cookie Monster promoted childhood obesity.
This petition isnt just to change a name back. This petition is to reverse the wave- no, the tsunami, of politically correct change happening in the world today.
Theres been a lot of talk about obesity. First, it was suing Mcdonalds for making the suing party fat. Those claims, of course, failed. Now, those who never got their money from failed Mcdonalds lawsuits needed an easier target. Mcdonalds, a multi-billion dollar corporation, was a tough nut to crack. On the other hand, PBS and Sesame Street, supported by viewers like you? not so hard. So the parents launched a campaign, saying that Cookie Monster was not politically correct in todays world of growing waistlines.
Is anything sacred anymore? Every day now, it seems frivolous things are being altered so that no parties would be offended. Changing the peach colored crayons name from skin color was one thing. Thinking that a puppet is going to make millions of small children fat? Another. Its time to reverse this growing trend, and you, PBS, can do just that.
Change the name back. We all got carried away here. Children are attracted to cookies, whether a furry creature likes them or not. Likewise, if they see Veggie Monster devouring heads of lettuce, children wont be inclined to change their diet to more greens. Its the parents job to monitor a kids diet by substituting sweets for healthier foods. Its not their job to alter loved traditions on PBS shows.
In the end, while a select few parents were happy with the name switch, millions of others are mourning the tragic loss of our furry blue friend to the politically correct wave thats sweeping the nation. But, if we remember our kids cartoons and movies, no good guy character ever dies for good, and its not too late to bring Cookie Monster back from the dead. The power is in your hands, PBS. Its time to use it.

-Ned Burchfiel
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Latest Signatures

  • 14 February 20161000. Laura J
    I support this petition
  • 10 February 2016999. Dave S
    I support this petition
  • 08 February 2016998. Doris Jenksw
    things have been carried way, way too far
  • 05 February 2016997. Jennifer C
    I support this petition
  • 02 February 2016996. Kira W
    I loved cookie monster and changing his name made a big hole in my heart.
  • 26 January 2016995. B Burke
  • 22 January 2016994. Janlyn W
    are you kidding...? we all grew up with cookie monster and I never once thought of eating while watching him
  • 21 January 2016993. Natasha G
    I support this petition
  • 19 January 2016992. Lisa Dc
    This is the saddest thing I've ever heard.
  • 11 January 2016991. Erin Weeks
    He is right. Changing a national character is something you cannot do. It isnt right. The cookie monster is a beloved character and please change him back!!
  • 31 December 2015990. Ben Murphy
  • 31 December 2015989. Mike J
    Bring back the monsta.
  • 15 December 2015988. Drew Mcgee
  • 08 December 2015987. Megan R
    I support this petition
  • 07 December 2015986. Barry Arobertsonj
    The name veggie monster is absurd.
  • 02 December 2015985. Melissa Mccoy
    I support this petition
  • 18 November 2015984. Destinee L
    Dudee. No. You Do NOT Mess With Cookie Monster.
  • 10 November 2015983. Rosa M
    I support this petition
  • 09 November 2015982. Santje H
    Please give us back our Cookie Monster.
  • 09 November 2015981. Regina B
    I will no longer support PBS until the name is changed back
  • 20 October 2015980. Joseph H
    i grow up with the cookie monster and so did my wife and kids we been thru college and have great jobs , it also didn't effect our eating habits
  • 10 October 2015979. Kylie Pacheco
    It is by far the parents responsibilities to watch what their kids eat and it is not the cookie monsters fault. I grew up loving the cookie monster, he was my favorite character!
  • 08 October 2015978. Mike K
    there was no need to change this or bert and ernie for that matter, to be more politically correct. parents need to watch what their kids eat. not cookie monster.
  • 05 October 2015977. Courtney Z
    I support this petition
  • 28 September 2015976. Marge T
    teach kids to eat a BALANCED diet that includes both vegetables and cookies
  • 27 September 2015975. Shelly L
    How Stupid!
  • 21 September 2015974. Anne O
    Leave the Cookie Monster alone ... !!!

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