Sesame Workshop has asked the Obama campaign to take down an ad that prominently features Big Bird, FoxNews.com is reporting. The satirical spot mocks Mitt Romney for calling for an end to PBS subsidies as he did during last week's presidential debate.
"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," Sesame Workshop said in a statement.
"Big, yellow, a menace to our economy. Mitt Romney knows it's not Wall Street you have to worry about, it's Sesame Street," the voiceover says. "Mitt Romney, taking on our enemies no matter where they nest."
An Obama campaign official said it has received the request and "will review their concerns."