It comes after the lovable puppet took to Twitter on Saturday to share the news that he had received her Covid-19 jab – although he gave no mention as to which branded vaccine he had, and whether it was the first or second dose.
“I got the COVID-19 vaccine today! My wing is feeling a little sore, but it’ll give my body an extra protective boost that keeps me and others healthy.
“[CNN reporter] Ms. @EricaRHill even said I’ve been getting vaccines since I was a little bird. I had no idea,” he wrote.
However, while many were relieved that the childhood favourite had some protection against the coronavirus, the news appeared to ruffle some feathers from US politicians and others critical of Covid vaccinations.
Texas senator Ted Cruz (who, unlike Big Bird, can fly – albeit to Cancun in the middle of a weather crisis affecting his state) wasn’t happy, describing it as “government propaganda for your five-year-old”.
They’re mad at big bird lol https://t.co/S1ToEN5oEc