WASHINGTON (Circa) - Proctor and Gamble have made the decision to start removing Sesame Street characters from some of their Pampers diapers.
"Have you checked out the new graphics on the Pampers Cruisers diapers? We're so excited about these cute, bright graphics and rumor has it baby is loving them too," the company stated in a new Facebook post.
According to a Fox News report, P&G representatives stated the decision to change the designs were after parents complained about the number of male characters on the diapers.
However, on Facebook Tuesday Pampers refuted the claim that the decision was gender-based on Facebook.
"Our decision to update the graphics was not based on gender and Pampers Baby Dry diapers still have Sesame Street characters. We’ve always included a range of Elmo, Zoe, Cookie, Rosita, Big Bird, and Oscar among others. Swaddlers and Cruisers do have new designs, but the story speculating this was gender-based is not true," Pampers stated.
Sesame Street characters will still be featured on the Pampers Baby Dry line. The company maintains that they changed the design to offer a wider variety to parents.
Pampers has partnered with Sesame Street for the last 15 years.