‘Sesame Street’ Unveils Hijab-Clad Muppet: ‘Zari’ Is A Feminist From Afghanistan


Sesame Street unveiled a fresh face Thursday: a hijab-wearing Afghani Muppet named Zari who will teach kids about “girl empowerment, social and emotional wellbeing.”

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Will she talk about her sister Farkhunda who was stoned and set on fire for blasphemy by local afghans and so that’s why the muppet has to live here.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      This is my favourite bit from Sesame Street.
      They got rid of it years ago and started playing that ghetto one that goes up to twelve.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Thanks for finding that one.
        It was one of my favorites back in the day.
        Forgot all about it.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          So had I.
          And it’s Grace Slick, too!

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Some of her best work too!

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Jefferson Airplane are three songs to me.
            White Rabbit.
            Somebody to Love.
            And Miracles from the unfortunately named Starship.

  • BillyHW

    Will she teach the kids about clitorectomies too?

    Will she teach the kids that people would kill her for showing that much hair?

  • glasnost

    As long as the left owns the culture, irony has no meaning.

  • Ron MacDonald

    How long until the Taliban murders the television producers responsible to airing this content?

    • John

      Six months max. before the death threats start?

  • I’m looking forward to inserting some captions to the video, along the lines of the ‘Hitler’s Bunker’ meme but from the outlook of a ‘tween female Palestinian terrorist.

    Making the ‘splody ending bit is going to be fun.

  • Dana Garcia

    Free women & girls don’t wear allah-slut head coverings. Shame on Sesame libs.

    Afghan women in 70s:


    • Kaye92

      Damn Islam – how far those girls and women have fallen.

    • disqusW6sf

      That is exactly how I was thinking when I saw this news story.

  • ontario john

    After all, Heather Mallick at the Star says wearing a bag over your head is a victory for feminism. I can’t wait for the new mohammed puppet to behead Big Bird.

    • Clausewitz

      If Mallick is wearing the bag, it’s a victory for all of us.

      • Justin St.Denis

        “Malice in a Bag” should be signature for a line of Heather-approved products – hijabs, bukas, FGM “tool kits”, mishwaks, blades, knives etc.

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  • John

    Sooner or later Sesame Street will be accused of islamophobia. At some point Zari will say or do something, something we’d all consider quite innocent like shaking Miss Piggy’s hand, and it’ll displease and anger muslims.

    It’ll then be a case of ‘seethe-n-whine’ on overdrive.

    Dollars to doughnuts that this time next year Sesame Street producers (and Miss Piggy) will be receiving muslim death threats

    We are all Sesame Street!

    • Justin St.Denis

      You are premature there, Skippy. “We” are are still too busy planning for our moment in the spotlight. We wanna be prepared. ‘Cuz in the future, we will all be Hitler for 15 minutes. Get in line…

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  • andycanuck

    Lucky that the Zionists killed the Pali’s Farfur Mouse or she’d be getting stoned.

  • marty_p

    Today’s episode of Sesame Street brought to you by the letters FGM

  • truthdareisay

    Sesame Street soon to be renamed “Martyr Street”

  • Ed

    Coming soon’ “Nazi” the human rights champion!

  • Zari was lucky she got of Afghanistan,

  • Coupal1

    This puppet really isn’t dressed properly, at least not the way most women dress in Afganistan. Shouldn’t it be wearing the full burqa?

    • …and she’s purple! Isn’t that a microaggression against non-purple-people? We need more diversity in hijab-wearing feminist Afghani hand puppets!

  • k2

    An Afghani feminist … that’s a good one! Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha …!

  • Maxsteele

    Nothing says girl empowerment like wearing a garment designed in the middle ages meant to control and demean a woman.

  • ed

    ” ACID” and a furry face really don`t mix !

  • k1962

    I used to love watching that show with my toddler. PC ruins everything.

    • Justin St.Denis

      No. Islam ruins everything. PC just brings support to Islam’s “solutions” for everything.

  • ontario john

    Time for a drone strike.

  • Barrington Minge

    Mooslims are muppets anyway.

    • Justin St.Denis

      If that is true, why is it still illegal to beat the stuffing outta them?

  • Clausewitz

    A feminist from the Afghan? Shouldn’t she be dead or at least be soaking in acid?

  • DMB

    She can replace Oscar the grouch in his “subsidized housing” which is a trash can.