Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash has resigned from "Sesame Street." - AP—
(@BuzzFeed) November 20, 2012
As Twitchy reported, Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo, took a leave of absence when allegations of a sexual relationship with a minor boy surfaced. That accuser then recanted. Today, another accuser surfaced.
I argued last week that the media should be asking more questions about initial Elmo settlement. Sounds like I was right. Sadly.—
Mollie Z. Hemingway (@MZHemingway) November 20, 2012
Clash has now resigned.
Effective? Really? That’s the biggest concern?
Sesame Street statement: "…the controversy surrounding Kevin's personal life has become a distraction that none of us wants…"—
Jeff Rossen (@jeffrossen) November 20, 2012
Sesame Workshop’s mission is to harness the educational power of media to help all children the world over reach their highest potential. Kevin Clash has helped us achieve that mission for 28 years, and none of us, especially Kevin, want anything to divert our attention from our focus on serving as a leading educational organization. Unfortunately, the controversy surrounding Kevin’s personal life has become a distraction that none of us wants, and he has concluded that he can no longer be effective in his job and has resigned from Sesame Street. This is a sad day for Sesame Street.
Oh, a distraction. Nothing to see here, move along. What if the accusations are true, Sesame Street? Still a “distraction?”
And by "distraction" Elmo means that he totally did rape an underage boy.—
Melissa Clouthier (@MelissaTweets) November 20, 2012
Twitchy will continue to monitor this story and update with any developments.