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Sesame Street recently added a new character — their first character on the show with Autism.

Well just recently they’ve implemented another character — this one whose father is incarcerated!

What do you think about these additions to the cast?

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TSR STAFF: Chantel P.! @_popchanny on IG! _______________________________ It's looking like Sesame Street is trying to keep a hot storyline! We told you the other day that the show has introduced Julia, their very first autistic character. Now just days later, the show says it plans to debut Alex, a new character with a father who happens to be in jail. _______________________________ Sesame Street has always been a show about lessons in the world, so it would be farfetched to assume they wouldn't include touchy subjects such as incarceration–and we're sure they're ready for both the praises and backlash coming their way. _______________________________ So who is Alex?! Alex is a regular degular schmegular puppet on the scene–except when his peers are excited about asking their fathers for help on a project, Alex has to break the news that his father is in jail. _______________________________ “I just miss him so much,” he says during the episode. “I usually don’t want people to know about my Dad.” _______________________________ In case you're wondering, Alex will not — read more at TheShadeRoom.Com! (Link in bio)

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