"Suicide vest included?": Right-wing nutjobs go bonkers as "Sesame Street" unveils hijab-clad puppet, Zari

Once Breitbart reported the new Afghani puppet, it was only a matter of time before the right-wingers lost it

Published April 8, 2016 7:13PM (EDT)

Zari, the news puppet on "Sesame Street"
Zari, the news puppet on "Sesame Street"

After the female-led "Rogue One" trailer dropped Thursday morning, conservative values were already working for the weekend. The last thing conservative white males needed was to see this:

Meet Zari, "a curious and eager six year-old girl" who "will be featured in new, locally produced segments that focus on curriculum topics like girls’ empowerment, national identity, physical health, and social and emotional wellbeing," according to a Sesame Street press release.

Needless to say, conservative heads exploded faster than you could say, "make America great again." The backlash, played out on Twitter, is truly a sight to behold:

By Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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