People are saying the BBC went too far pinning a poppy on the Cookie Monster 5 years ago

People are saying the BBC went too far pinning a poppy on the Cookie Monster

Is it really necessary to pin a poppy on a fluffy children's puppet?

That was the question people were asking the BBC on Twitter after an appearance from the Cookie Monster on The One Show.

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The zany blue Sesame Street puppet was a guest on the BBC One chat show and some viewers couldn't help but notice the kids' character was wearing a remembrance poppy.

It's a pretty common sight for any presenter, newsreader or guest on screen with the national broadcaster to be adorned with the symbolic red flower in the run up to Armistice Day on November 11.

While most people see the wearing of a poppy as a tangible and time-honoured show of respect for the fallen who lost their lives in conflict since the First World War, others thought the BBC had gone too far this time.

Some accused the BBC of 'poppy fascism' by sticking one to the much-loved American puppet.

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Some people thought the outraged and indigation around a muppet wearing a poppy (no, we're not referring to Chris Tarrant) was a bit OTT. 

This article originally appeared on JOE.co.uk.