Billie Porter Writes Touching Note to Those Who Slammed His 'Sesame Street' Appearance | 22 Words

Emmy-award winning actor, Billy Porter, is best known for his role in the hit TV series, Pose and of course, for dominating the red carpet with his head-turning looks.

With his recent history-making Emmy win and of course, that Oscars tuxedo gown, the star has been hitting the headlines more than ever in recent months.

And now it looks like Porter has bagged another huge gig, appearing in an episode of Sesame Street.

His casting highlighted a huge message, but of course, some people are less than impressed...

Billy Porter is an American Broadway theater performer, singer, and actor.

The fifty-year-old first achieved fame by performing on Broadway. Most notably, he played Lola in Kinky Boots.

His role in the popular musical earnt him a Tony Award.

Porter won the 2013 Best Actor in a Musical Award, and the following year, bagged the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

Now, the actor is best known for his role in TV series, Pose.

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Pose focuses primarily on New York City’s African and Latino LGBTQ communities. Set in the 1980s, the show follows several queer characters in their journeys to becoming who they want to be

The uplifting drama shows the support networks of those who felt like they didn't belong...

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And also those who society had deemed outcasts. It emphasizes the support networks around them while featuring characters who were trying to make it big in the city’s underground culture.

With the show already paving historic paths of its own, it was amazing to see it being recognized at this year's Emmys.

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Porter snagged the award for “Lead Actor in a Drama Series."

His win made history...

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He was the first-ever gay, black man to win the award. “It took many years of vomiting up all the filth that I had been taught about myself, and halfway believed, before I was could walk around this earth like I had the right to be here," Porter said during his acceptance speech, quoting James Baldwin. “I have the right, you have the right. We all have the right!"

He also went on to say this:

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“We, as artists, are the people who that get to change the molecular structure of the hearts and minds of the people who live on this planet. Please don’t ever stop doing that. Please don’t ever stop telling the truth."

Aside from his acting career, Porter is known for his head-turning fashion sense...

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The star is nothing short of a red-carpet master.

His looks never fail to make the headlines.

And he consistently proves that gender has no bounds and that you can wear what you want no matter what you identify as.

The star recently landed another huge gig.

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He appeared on an episode of Sesame Street wearing his iconic tux-dress.

And the message behind his appearance is just as iconic as his dress...

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The star hoped to promote love and inclusivity with his childhood heroes.

However, not everyone was impressed...

One Million Moms, one of the most pointless organizations on the planet, decided to call him out for it. And obviously, it wasn't anything constructive or nice...

They said this:

"PBS recently announced that Sesame Street will feature a drag queen activist wearing a gender-bender tuxedo gown in one of its episodes this year," they wrote on their website.

They continued:

“PBS KIDS should not introduce the LGBTQ lifestyle to young children," they wrote, claiming that PBS should not use taxpayers’ dollars to “indoctrinate children to the LGBTQ+ lifestyle."

Despite all the ignorance from the site, Billy Porter decided to respond with empathy.

"One of the highlights of my life has been the opportunity to sing on the set of @sesamestreet with my new pal, Penelope the penguin."

He continued:

"Together, we sang about the possibilities of new friendships with those who may not be exactly like us. I know people are all up in arms about me wearing the gorgeous custom @csiriano tuxedo dress that I wore at @theacademy awards in 2019 for the upcoming season. If you follow me, however, you know the impact it had."

He even called out One Million Moms directly:

"The emails, DMs, and messages of goodwill I received that day (and continue to receive) from parents and their children who have been bullied all over the world and desperately need to see someone like me, being their authentic selves on mainstream media, is far more important than anything #onemillionmoms could ever say. Friendship, kindness, and inclusivity shall triumph. And often, it simply starts by saying hi."

This isn't the first time people had a problem with his appearance.

Before this scandal, Billy was subjected to torment from Republican Arkansas Senator Jason Rapert who wanted Arkansas to pull its funding from PBS, saying that they're constantly “promoting the LGBT agenda." Oh, grow up!

However, people couldn't help but commend him for his words...

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Lily Aldridge, a supermodel, commented on the post saying: "Verified I love this so much and can’t wait to watch your episode of my favorite show."

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