Big Bird left speechless.
The man who voices the puppet of Elmo on Sesame Street has taken leave amid allegations he had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy.
Kevin Clash, 52, has taken a leave of absence from the popular children’s show after the programme’s lawyers were contacted by a 23-year-old man who claims he had a sexual relationship with the puppeteer seven years ago, when he was aged 16.
TMZ, who reported the allegations, said that Mr Clash had admitted he had a relationship with the man, but only after the accuser was an adult and said the accusations were both false and defamatory.
Don’t be a dummy, read the rest:
So he’s not even denying that he knew the accuser or that he had sex with him, the issue is when it all started.
Lemme be snarky and suggest that anyone who makes his living playing with dolls in which he puts his fingers up their behind for the amusement of children is already a suspicious character in my eyes.
As we’ve learned in the Sandusky case at Penn State University and the Jimmy Savile BBC scandal, many of these creepy pedophiles gravitate into positions which puts them in close contact with children.
If only Mitt Romney had invoked the name of Elmo instead of Big Bird, the outcome of the election may have been different.
Watch this creepy video in which Kevin Clash talks about his childhood obsession with puppets…