Last Saturday, Elmo provided some insight on the Black Lives Matter movement with the Sesame Streeteducational special titled Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism. “Racism is when people treat other people unfairly because of the way they look or the color of their skin. Not all streets are like Sesame Street. On Sesame Street, we all love and respect one another. Across the country, people of color, especially in the black community, are being treated unfairly because of how they look, their culture, race and who they are,” explained Elmo’s father, Louie. "They are sad and upset, and they have every right to be, Elmo. People are upset because racism is a huge problem in our country," he continued.

Tucker Carlson played the skit and expressed his outrage at the fictional character on Fox News. “It’s a children’s show,” said Tucker. “Got that, Bobby? America is a very bad place and it’s your fault, so no matter what happens, no matter what they do to you when you grow up, you have no right to complain. That’s the message and it starts very young.”

“Everyone in the streets combating racism has Tucker “Chicken Heir” Carlson so mad he’s accusing Elmo of being Antifa ,” said U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in response to Carlson’s Fox News rant.

Carlson voiced his opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement during his news segment the day before as well: "This may be a lot of things, this moment we are living through, but it is definitely not about black lives and remember that when they come for you, and at this rate, they will."