The producers of â€œSesame Streetâ€ said Monday theyâ€™re considering legal action against panhandlers who dress up like Muppets â€” as Mayor de Blasio vowed a crackdown on Times Squareâ€™s growing horde of cartoon impersonators.
The non-profit Sesame Workshop said it â€œhas not authorized the appearance of any Sesame Street costumed characters on public streets in any city.â€
â€œWe care about our fans and the image of our brand, and, like everyone else, we care about public safety on our streets,â€ the company said.
â€œWe have been talking to other concerned groups, including third-party intellectual-property-rights holders, to determine appropriate actions that we can take.â€
Source: NY Post
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