Lupita N’yongo and Sesame Street’s Elmo Embrace the Skin They’re In

Written by on September 16, 2014

The beautiful and talented actress Lupita N’yongo recently filmed a short skit with beloved “Sesame Street” character Elmo where they discuss the wonders of skin — and the importance of loving the “skin you’re in.”

We’re glad to see that after more than four decades of broadcasting, “Sesame Street” continues to celebrate diversity of all kinds in its programming. Other networks should follow their lead!

The skit was posted to “Sesame Street’s” YouTube channel on September 16, 2014. Here’s what they had to say about it:

“Elmo is with his good friend, Lupita. They are talking about all the great things about their skin. For example, Elmo’s skin just happens to be very ticklish. Lupita’s skin happens to be a beautiful brown color. Skin can come in all different shades and colors. Isn’t skin just the best? However, ticklish or smooth or black or brown or white or tan, be sure to love the skin you are in.”

Watch it and tell us what you think in comments below!


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