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‘Disgraced’ Elmo Puppeteer Wins Three Emmys

From United Press International:

Elmo Puppeteer Wins Daytime Emmys After Sex Abuse Allegations

June 16, 2013

LOS ANGELES, June 16 (UPI) — Disgraced former "Sesame Street" puppeteer and producer Kevin Clash won three Daytime Awards in Los Angeles this weekend.

Clash lent his voice to the fuzzy, red monster Elmo for nearly three decades, but resigned last year after several men came forward and said they had sex with him when they were minors. Although no criminal charges have been brought against Clash, several men are suing him for his alleged abusive behavior.

Notice how they are being described as "men."

Clash earned a trio of prizes at the Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony Friday at Westin Bonaventure. In addition to his win for outstanding performer in a children’s series, he shared trophies for outstanding pre-school children’s series and directing in a children’s series for his collaboration with the show’s creative team…

Hey, why not? In fact, Mr. Clash might have even inspired another Sesame Street character.

From NBC News:

‘Sesame Street’ creates first Muppet to have a parent in jail

A. Pawlowski | June 17, 2013

Those friendly, fuzzy Muppets from “Sesame Street” have helped kids open up about all sorts of serious subjects, from hunger and divorce to military deployment.

But they’re now tackling a much more unexpected issue: incarceration.

Meet Alex, the first Muppet to have a dad in jail. According to a Pew Charitable Trusts report, one in 28 children in the United States now has a parent behind bars — more than the number of kids with a parent who is deployed — so it’s a real issue, but it’s talked about far less because of the stigma.

That’s why the Sesame Workshop says it created the “Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration” initiative, an online tool kit intended to help kids with a parent in prison find support and comfort, and provide families with strategies and tips to talk to their children about incarceration…

‘All brought to you by the letter P.’

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, June 18th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “‘Disgraced’ Elmo Puppeteer Wins Three Emmys”

  1. untrainable says:

    Alex the Muppet with a con-daddy. Why is Alex brown? Why does Alex wear a hoodie? Why does Alex not get to be in the regular cast? Racists on Sesame Street? CALL THE ACLU!

    They should have named the Muppett Trayvon. I can see Obama saying, “If I had a son, he would look like Alex the Muppett.” But only after Obama has been justifiably jailed for crimes against the American people.

  2. GetBackJack says:

    Well, he does make his living his hand up a keister …

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