Pampers says goodbye to Sesame Street characters
Changes have nothing to do with gender equality, spokesperson says
Say goodbye to Elmo, Big Bird and the Cookie Monster: the iconic "Sesame Street" characters will no longer appear on Pampers diapers.
But a spokesperson for Procter & Gamble, which makes the diapers, said the decision has nothing to do with gender equality, contrary to a report suggesting otherwise.
“The story speculating on our decision to make graphic changes based on gender is inaccurate,” spokesperson Laura Dressman told PEOPLE in a statement.
The statement comes after a New York Post report that indicated the characters were dropped in response to parents' complaints that there were too many male characters featured.
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