The puppeteer who voices Elmo - one of the most adored children's characters in the world - is taking time off from Sesame Street after denying he had an inappropriate relationship with a teenage boy...Conservatives talk a good game about "family values", but love is supposed to be a family value. Why don't these evil conservatives want people to love? Is nothing sacred to these people except for the 1950's? And what about the children they claim to care about--are these children supposed to do without "one of the most adored children's characters in the world"?
Kevin Clash has issued a statement saying,"I am a gay man. I have never been ashamed of this or tried to hide it, but felt it was a personal and private matter. I had a relationship with the accuser. It was between two consenting adults and I am deeply saddened that he is trying to characterize it as something other than what it was. I am taking a break from Sesame Workshop to deal with this false and defamatory allegation."
Hypocrites! Knuckle-draggers! Mouth-breathers! And any other name I can think of to call them....
Update: They failed!
The man who claimed he had underage sex with the puppeteer behind "Sesame Street" character Elmo recanted his claims on Tuesday, U.S. media reported.Update #2, 11/15/12: It was all a joke, I didn't really turn liberal :-)
Update #3, 11/27/12: As we'd say in the Army: about, FACE! (regarding the Elmo dude, not about me!)
The puppeteer formerly behind the "Sesame Street" character Elmo faces a new accusation of having sex with an underage boy, a week after a similar allegation prompted him to resign from the iconic public television children's program.
In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, a man identified only as John alleges Kevin Clash engaged in oral sex and other sex acts with him when John was 16 years old.