(iWIDK By Naaji Adzimah) - Sesame Street lost its true meaning in a prison.
Reports have surfaced that the incessant play of Sesame Street songs was used to torture or “break” Guantanamo Bay prisoners beginning in 2003.
While the childish tunes are meant to teach numbers, colors and rhymes, prisoners wore headphones for days while the songs blared in interrogation to get them to talk.
“It was probably some of the worst torture that they faced,” former prisoner told Al Jazeera.
In 2008, it was exposed that Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” and Drowning Pool’s “Bodies” were used for torture in Guantanamo Bay.
Clearly, they’ve decided to take a drastically softer approach. But less is more.