Elmo Plays With Boys

Kevin Clash and Elmo, 92YTribeca 8/18/11

 

Elmo Podcast

Looks like parents won’t be running out this Black Friday to buy their children Elmo dolls. While Sesame Street will go on, the man behind the voice, Kevin Clash, will be leaving Sesame Workshop until further notice.

While the openly gay divorcee’ ” had exercised ‘poor judgment’ on company email and was disciplined,” he told ABC that he is not ashamed of his relationship with the accuser, who prefers to remain unidentified. However, he is rather hurt that his “personal and private matter,” was blown so out of proportion.

 Despite the allegations, Sesame Workshop isn’t axing the red, furry character any time soon. In an interview with ABC news, they called Elmo “bigger than any one person” and plan to keep him as “an integral part of Sesame Street to engage, educate and inspire children around the world, as it has for 40 years.”

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