The Obama 2012 campaign didn’t have much of a platform that it was willing to share with the public other than looting “the rich,” but it did make a big deal out of ensuring that PBS would continue to be receive coercive funding, despite the massive amount of income Sesame Street brings in through licensing. Then within a week of the election we learn this:
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.
Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
He is now being represented by Andreozzi and Associates – the firm that worked with one of the victims in the Jerry Sandusky child rape case.
Clash is no lightweight in taxpayer-subsidized PBS Land.
Mr Clash has been the Elmo puppeteer for two decades, performing on the show as well as for PBS specials, DVD releases and TV movies while earning nine Daytime Emmy Awards.
He eventually assumed the title of Sesame Street’s Senior Puppet Coordinator and Muppet Captain, while also directing and producing show segments and TV specials.
If only Clash could have kept his misdeeds secret for a few more years, he could have defended himself by denouncing his detractors as pedophobes.
On tips from Backbone76, Stormfax, Ummah Gummah, and Bob Roberts.