TORONTO - Sesame Street character Oscar the Grouch has come under fire for setting unattainable housing goals for children by TV critic Madeline Wathers. Famously, Oscar the Grouch lives in a metal trash can.
“Oscar the Grouch is giving children aspirations that are wholly unrealistic and ultimately unattainable. The impossible dream of owning your own property, no matter how humble, is damaging to the next generation,” said Wathers. “No child watching Oscar will ever grow up to be able to afford a street-facing trash can in a city centre.”