Sesame Street Allegedly Used to Torture Guantanamo Bay Prisoners

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Forget waterboarding, Guantanamo Bay prisoners are now being tortured by BIG BIRD — at least according to a new documentary released by Al Jazeera.

According to the doc — called “Songs of War” — detainees at the U.S. Naval base have been forced to wear headphones blaring Sesame Street music on repeat for hours or days on end … to break their will (start at 2:00).

Award-winning Sesame Street composer Christopher Cerf tells Al Jazeera, “My first reaction was this just can”t possibly be true … ”

Cerf says, “Of course I didn”t really like the idea that I was helping break down prisoners, but it was much worse when I heard later that they were actually using the music in Guantanamo to do deep, long-term interrogations and obviously to inflict enough pain on prisoners so they would talk.”

Reports surfaced in 2008 … heavy metal like Metallica was used to torture people at Guantanamo — but we gotta say, Sesame Street might just be worse.