It’s the diss heard ’round the internet. Eternally chirpy Big Bird took to Twitter the other day to proclaim:
“Oscar is a grouch, but he’s still my friend (even if he doesn’t know it),”
To which the mean-spirited muppet SHUT IT DOWN with a single
— Oscar the Grouch (@OscarTheGrouch) July 31, 2018
Twitter, of course, was thrown into a panic. Could everybody’s favorite childhood icons really be the outs with each other?
via US magazine:
Followers of the fictional character’s Twitter accounts had a field day taking sides and adding their own two cents.
On Big Bird’s side, one commenter wrote, “Real friends don’t bully you on the internet, @BigBird. This is not a healthy friendship. It’s ok to talk to a grown-up about internet safety.” Another added: “I’ll be your friend @BigBird, and I won’t try to fry you or anything. If you see me with biscuits, hot sauce and coleslaw I want you to know that doesn’t mean anything at all. Who cares about being @OscarTheGrouch’s friend, anyway? He doesn’t taste good. I mean, he’s not nice.”
One follower even commented jokingly that they had “reported” Oscar’s comment “to Twitter for abuse.”
Meanwhile many were also team Grouch. “F—ck him up Oscar,” one Twitter user wrote.
“Putting Big Bird in his PLACE!” another comment read.
Oscar went innnnnnnnnnnnnn!!! pic.twitter.com/4TTOSg2L78
— Jonesie (@AwkwardGirlLA) August 1, 2018
This is ice cold
— Jen Ponton (@JenPonton) July 31, 2018
This is what makes Twitter so great
— Wesley Hjelm (@WesleyJellin) July 31, 2018
WORK IT OUT, FELLAS! For the sake of the children!