Remember when the Bert and Ernie Gay Scandal shocked us all? American parents were not happy that the characters were being labelled as homosexual, even though the evidence is overwhelming. (They've lived together for 25 years, bathe together and sleep in the same bed. They also like musicals and sweater vests). Well, South Africa has got them beat. We got Kami - the HIV positive muppet. The Muppet back story is her mother died of AIDS.