“Kevin Clash is was and will continue to be brilliant, end of story,” says actor Henry Winkler. Sickening. As Twitchy reported, Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo, resigned yesterday in the wake of a second accusation that he had sexually abused a minor boy. Sesame Street grossly called it “a distraction.” And Henry Winkler ups the appalling by defending Clash, no matter what.

Clash, obviously, has not been convicted yet … nor has he been cleared. That makes no difference to Henry Winkler, and his morally bankrupt fellow travelers, who say he’s brilliant forever, end of story. Cased. Closed.

We are tired of people conflating being gay with child rape. How vile that many on the Left often excuse child sexual abuse with the gay card, as if being gay means one is a sexual abuser of children.

This is 2012! What is wrong with you rubes for objecting to child rape?

And it is the alleged victim’s fault anyway, right, cretins? How dare anyone not report it as a scared and abused child?

https://twitter.com/You_Love_Ernest/status/271066143056343040

But, hey, that’s expected, isn’t it? Rape isn’t “rape-rape” if someone you like does it.

Nor is it the rape of a child, if you think the vile rapist is super cool and he’s an “artist” and such. Kevin Clash, the new Roman Polanski.

Those who have moral compasses that are calibrated correctly call out Winkler for his appalling and unequivocal defense of an accused abuser.

https://twitter.com/mahnj08470/status/271057395004878849

https://twitter.com/Onezees/status/271042661601902592

https://twitter.com/TheyCallMeStosh/status/271067681585786880

The Fonz has jumped the morally repugnant leftist shark.

  • strat77

    Why do actors think so highly of themselves? Briliiant? I guess if you can pretend to be someone else in front of a camera that’s license to run amock in your private life … and you will honored and cherished by your fellow actors. Ugh.

  • http://twitter.com/paul92107 paul avery

    no one wants to be called a racist for commenting on this story LOL

    • Nicki

      no 1 was even thinking about that if you don’t wanna comment you should of said anything at all.

  • http://twitter.com/conservag Aaron

    I have no problem separating a person’s “accomplishments” from their personal lives, so if Henry is a huge Elmo fan, I have no problem with that (although, calling a guy who voices a puppet “brilliant” is questionable).

    That all said, neither Henry nor Elmo have anything to gain by Winkler’s comments. You don’t need to be “brilliant” to realize that you keep your mouth shut in these situations.

    Now I fully understand why the Bluth’s fired him.

    • Shari L Childers Thomas

      The only problem with the separation thinking is that diminishes what the victim went thru. The implication is that they can be a good person in one area of their life and still be an abuser in another area of their life and that’s okay. It’s not okay. If indeed he did abuse kids, then that’s who he is at his core and it overshadows everything else he may do.

      • andre wilkins

        Not necessarily, I think it’s ok that a persons “accomplishments” be separate in some regard from their personal delemmas…..ppl are so willing to tear someone else apart when they do wrong without so much as the willingness to forgive, and yet still look for forgiveness when they themselves are the ones commiting crimes….”a bullet to the head kills just as a bullet to the heart”, which is to say your crime doesn’t have to come in the same way as his did, but you are as guilty in your crimes as he in his own…..still criminals shouldnt walk away! nor should the degree of their offense be marginalized based on status! Homosexuality is not biblical nor is it a fascet of our “evolving” world….I don’t hate them because “I’m Christian”, I don’t support the practice. point. blank. period…..and you can take THAT to the courts, but there’s no law that will change that!

  • http://www.lidsamy.com/ Lidsamy

    Oh, but we were in trouble for “forcible rape”. it isn’t rape if Elmo does it?

  • Clayton B

    “Sit on it !”… jackass

  • http://twitter.com/paul92107 paul avery

    Say bye bye to your reverse mortgage gig Winkie

  • don e lee

    Kevin clash went sandusky on elme. End of Story.

  • louisiana_mom

    If it’s sick and depaved, the Destructive Party is for it… The sicker and more depraved, the more they cheer it…

    • MustangMajor

      They take their cue from Satan. Never tell anyone not to do what they say they want to do. Do you remember the 1960’s “if it feels good, do it”; “I’m OK, you’re OK”; “Go where you wanta go, do what you wanta do”. The superannuated hippies are still living those mantras today.

  • Lord Foggybottom

    So now sticking your hand up a puppet’s ass and talking like a little girl is considered a sign of brilliance?

    • Steve_J

      That explains the surprized look on Elmos’ face.

      • Lord Foggybottom

        This also explains how the Tickle Me Elmo doll was conceived.

        • BlueGood

          LMAO…….I was gonna say you better check that puppet for p#$ker tracks….

          • dogday3

            Oh my, I’m trying not to laugh, but I give up!!

        • Brent Guthrie

          I’m now calling the doll, Tickle my prostrate Elmo.

    • lainer51

      You crack me up every day… LOL

    • lainer51

      You crack me up every day… LOL

    • BoltUp

      “Ever notice how finger puppets sounds okay as a noun?” – Demitri Martin

    • BoltUp

      “Ever notice how finger puppets sounds okay as a noun?” – Demitri Martin

    • ozconservative

      Also molesting kids has always been a pre-requisite for being considered “brilliant” in the lefty mind. Remember Roman Polanski raped a 13yo girl before he was considered “brilliant” by the left.

    • aegean1

      Indeed. The reverence shown to celebrities should instead be given to heart/brain surgeons, I’d say. The work THEY do is frakkin’ brilliant.

    • Zach Peterson

      Compared to henry’s acting, yeah..brilliance…

    • http://twitter.com/Stimulus4U Marty Luther

      The definition of brilliance has been fundamentally transformed and redistributed since Einstein’s day. (see what I did there?)

  • $30423294

    I understand it’s good to presume the best intentions, so I will give both gentlemen the benefit of the doubt.

    However, I would note that it doesn’t take much for a leftist to be considered brilliant.

    I give you a small sampling of the pantheon of the democrat party.

    Cindy Sheehan
    Sandra Fluke
    Susan Rice
    Lady Gaga
    Madonna

    Eww.

    You get the idea. It’s almost an insult to be considered admirable or accomplished in any way by a member of the democrat party.

    • TheOriginalDonald

      you forgot Scarlett Johansson

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    It’s the Roman Polaski Method:

    “He’s a brilliant Artist! Sacrifice Children to Him Quick Before He Frowns And His Muse Leaves Us In Darkness!”

    Just ask Oopsie Goldturd: It never is “rape-rape” if it’s someone they like.

  • Nicki

    I’m proud of this article. I refuse to act like what Kevin Clash did it is okay just because I like Elmo. There is nothing wrong with his lifestyle if he didn’t prey on children. clearly, he has a little freak to him because both men were androgynous and had boyish youth looks to them. please people stop confusing gay with pedophilia. Elton John is gay, Kevin Clash is a pedophile.

  • Steve_J

    Interesting comparing the comments about Clash and those about Sandusky.

  • GW

    None of these people would be supporting Clash if he wore a Roman collar.

    And for the record, I don’t support any of those perverts if they wear a collar or not.

    • Sad Chestertonian

      You are horribly right, I am sad to say. Collar or not, we are dealing with wolves in various kinds of teachers clothing: priests, coaches, muppets, they are all teachers with power over children. Wolves must be ruthlessly hunted down before they can take such positions for themselves.

    • Sad Chestertonian

      You are horribly right, I am sad to say. Collar or not, we are dealing with wolves in various kinds of teachers clothing: priests, coaches, muppets, they are all teachers with power over children. Wolves must be ruthlessly hunted down before they can take such positions for themselves.

  • v1cious

    Very telling how quick you guys are to drag Kevin Clash through the mud. How about actually reading the facts first? http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/elmo-accuser-exposed-876534

    • lainer51

      sounds like Clash was doing the “dragging”

    • lainer51

      sounds like Clash was doing the “dragging”

    • vino veritas

      Try talking your own advice first, or do you have problems with comprehension? No one is dragging anyone ‘through the mud’ so just save your righteous indignation and go join the biased idiots on that thread jumping to ‘elmo’s’ defense playing the homophobia card while ignoring a clearly exploitative relationship. Those are facts just like the facts Twitchy reported here and in earlier articles. How about you and the rest of Clash’s biased defenders stop putting your nostalgic feelings about elmo over the feelings of people who may be legitimate victims of sexual exploitation? If the tables were turned, and Kevin Clash was in their place, then I bet all the excuse mongering from you people would do a 180 flip into cries for blood.

      • el_polacko

        maybe you haven’t read the tweets and comments here condemning the guy for ‘molestation’ and ‘rape’ when no such things have been proven to be true. if that’s not being ‘dragged through the mud’ then i don’t know what is.

        • Jon

          After seeing what happened with the Bernie Fine situation up at Syracuse I’m willing to withhold judgment on this one, and Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim offered up just as spirited a defense of his assistant coach as Winkler’s doing here for Clash.

          But Fine was Boeheim’s assistant when I was going to school there in the late 1970s, so he had a nearly 35-year association he was basing his defense of Fine on. I’m not sure what Henry’s connection with Clash is, other than knowing him from his work on Sesame Street. If that’s all there is, it’s odd to see someone go that far in tweeting their unqualified support for someone who, at the very least, is facing at least a year or so of questions (and I suppose it’s worth pointing out that some of the same types perfectly willing to jump to Clash’s support here were ready to jump on the pedophile bandwagon and crucify Fine in the wake of the Sandusky scandal at Penn State. ESPN wanted to grab some investigative reporting props from their media peers in that case, even though his accuser’s story at been found to be questionable eight years ago. Clash’s accusers have some problems with their backgrounds, but AFAIK, their stories haven’t been previously aired and found wanting. That’s what makes Winkler’s defense so odd).

        • vino veritas

          Its clear that YOU didn’t pay attention to the fact that he addressed his message to EVERYONE posting here flatly accusing them all of dragging his hero through the mud which is, in fact, no way true or proven. My reply was in regards to that fact. I also clearly stated what Clash was actually proven guilty of and he SHOULD be taken to task for that, as should the intellectual cowards and degenerates who are pulling the homophobia card and conflating the law with morality in their attempts to find excuses for his behavior.

    • vino veritas

      Try talking your own advice first, or do you have problems with comprehension? No one is dragging anyone ‘through the mud’ so just save your righteous indignation and go join the biased idiots on that thread jumping to ‘elmo’s’ defense playing the homophobia card while ignoring a clearly exploitative relationship. Those are facts just like the facts Twitchy reported here and in earlier articles. How about you and the rest of Clash’s biased defenders stop putting your nostalgic feelings about elmo over the feelings of people who may be legitimate victims of sexual exploitation? If the tables were turned, and Kevin Clash was in their place, then I bet all the excuse mongering from you people would do a 180 flip into cries for blood.

    • SineWaveII

      Oh please, don’t even get us started on a list of people that the left has dragged through the mud on little or no evidence.

      • v1cious

        Name one.

  • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

    Doesn’t Henry Winkler peddle government-insured reverse mortgages?

    • lainer51

      I heard he peddled more than that on Happy Days!

    • lainer51

      I heard he peddled more than that on Happy Days!

    • Zach Peterson

      I’m sure he’d be peddling little boys if he had the chance.

    • radjahshelduck

      I wouldn’t get one of those if I were you. It sounds like a Fonzie scheme to me.

      • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

        brilliant.

        • http://youtu.be/SjUPb4J_MGo world’s greatest orator

          But not “Elmo-Voice-Guy brilliant”

      • http://www.reverbnation.com/markchristopherfrimmel/songs markchristopher

        Bazinga!

    • http://www.reverbnation.com/markchristopherfrimmel/songs markchristopher

      I could’ve sworn it was an adult diaper commercial…

  • lainer51

    Looks like Romney was RIGHT about dumping Big Bird… look at the company he keeps!

  • lainer51

    Looks like Romney was RIGHT about dumping Big Bird… look at the company he keeps!

  • TTTCOTTH

    According to Liberals Pedophilia is just another sexual orientation to be tolerated and celebrated

  • TTTCOTTH

    According to Liberals Pedophilia is just another sexual orientation to be tolerated and celebrated

  • People Corporation

    “Brilliance” is apparently reading a script with a funny voice. Oh and diddling the kids.

  • People Corporation

    “Brilliance” is apparently reading a script with a funny voice. Oh and diddling the kids.

  • scubaski00

    The Fonz recreates his infamous Jump the Shark moment with his endorsement of a child rapist!! Ayyyyyy !!!!

    Fail!!!

  • scubaski00

    The Fonz recreates his infamous Jump the Shark moment with his endorsement of a child rapist!! Ayyyyyy !!!!

    Fail!!!

  • Erik Bartlam

    Kelly Rogers…typical f$u fan.

  • jacksonjay

    Fonz may be speaking prematurey. This “artist” quit after the SECOND accuser surfaced! How many accusers will come forward? We may not have seen the end of the story!
    Pedophilia will be the next big civil rights frontier! Now that we have liberated the LGBT community, there must be another group out there that needs help! The crazed support for Polanski, and now Saint Fonz, sure indicates to me that the most holy among us are looking for a new “cause”!

  • El_Tigre_Loco

    I wonder if Winkler would have the same opinion if it was HIS child this pervert molested?
    Adolf Hitler was a fair artist. End of story.

  • sleazyrider

    Maybe a few bucks…ala Micheal Jackson…it will go away..

  • Jack Deth

    I’m curious how Mr. Winkler would feel having Mr. Clash entertain at one of his grand children’s birthday party?

    I doubt Mr. Winkler would be so fawning in his adulation.

  • el_polacko

    “… nor has he been cleared.” yikes !! whatever became of INNOCENT until proven guilty ?? anybody who thinks that this freaky second accuser, who claims to have trolled adult chat rooms while underaged, isn’t just hoping to cash in on money and fame, needs to have their eyes and ears examined.
    even if the charges should be PROVEN to be true, does anybody really believe that a horny 16-year-old guy doesn’t know what he’s doing (or hoping to do) with his genitals??

    • JannyMae

      Then why isn’t Clash still employed, if he’s innocent, and why is the first accuser now saying that he was paid off to recant his story?

    • lalavz

      I don’t care how “horny” a 16 year old boy or girl is as an adult you should know better and if you don’t than you deserve to go to jail.

  • moonsbreath

    If this guy is “brilliant” then Lampchop was a *genius*!

    • TheOriginalDonald

      and Charlie McCarthy made Vizzini look like a moron.

  • TexasMeow

    John Wayne Gacy was a brilliant clown, Jerry Sandusky was a brilliant coach, Kevin Clash was a brilliant Elmo, etc. He has lots of brilliant company to go down in history with.

    • TheOriginalDonald

      Gary Glitter was a BRILLIANT rock star [/sarc]

      • http://youtu.be/SjUPb4J_MGo world’s greatest orator

        For brilliance in theology you can’t beat the Archdiocese of Boston ca. 1980-2002

  • Burt Zerker

    He’s no longer ‘Fonzi’,..now he’s ‘Fondley’,……Ayyyyyyyyyy, no wonder he was always hanging around Chachi,…

  • CombatDiver

    Leave it to the left to defend a pedophile and belittle a good, honorable man like Romney.

  • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

    huh
    fisting
    its not just for puppeteers..

  • Pasco

    Winkler should have Kevin’s hand up his ass instead of Elmo’s.

  • HARP2

    Hey Winkler…….You never could act.

    Go and sucker some more seniors into reverse mortgages you putz.

  • EstepsAmerica

    What I find repugnant is Twitchy saying “but he wasn’t cleared either”. I suppose he’s less innocent until proven guilty when it’s convenient? Or is it “for certain crimes, guilty until cleared” now?

    Either support the spirit of the Constitution or don’t. Just quit trying to have it both ways.

  • RowdyRepublican

    So, Jerry Sandusky is brilliant as well?

  • Tony Ragoni

    I found the one tweet mentioning how they won’t buy the accusation now that the victim is 30 , since it happened when he was 15. These are the same people who would be calling for the adult’s head if the accused is a Catholic priest..

  • http://granitegrok.com/author/mike Mike Rogers

    Fonzy loves Fondly

    • Jim Denney

      Fonz loves Fondling?

  • Juan_Rico

    No doubt he also thinks Roman Polanski is brilliant too. Sicko. How far the Fonz has fallen….

  • TEXANONLY

    he will burn in hell with you henry, such trash in hollywood, hope it burns down

  • TocksNedlog

    Sit on it, Fonzie!

    . . . so to speak.

  • Guest

    And to think I named my dog, a chinese shar pei, Henry…………..Henry Wrinkler. 😉

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TVT6INPNRJ4GTBTFNL6UMY36AU Paul

    A cute Sesame Street character does not make pedofelia okay.
    Is Winkler a member of NAMBLA?

  • http://twitter.com/ObamaLies2Much Obama Lies

    Maybe they should kill off his character in Royal Pains…
    I have an idea. How about if the parent of a child that his character allegedly molested kills him.

  • ember

    What happens to the brains of liberal celebs?

    • Zach Peterson

      They had brains???

  • Zach Peterson

    Rumor has it Henry Winkler is president of hollyweird’s local chapter of NAMBLA.

  • John (it true me am)

    What I find apalling isn’t the sentiment, it is the “end of story”. It is one thing to assert an opinion of someone, and brilliance in particular is not something that is inherently contrary to evil. And of course, innocent until proven guilty. But “end of story”? No sir, it is most definitely not the end of the story. That’s sort of the point of legal proceedings to begin with, to establish an “end of story”(and of course, not even then is the story often over) and we are just getting started. It is this seeming notion that regardless of the true outcome his mind is made up that is the problem.

    Of course some of my fellow conservatives need to take a step back from the other direction. Unfortunately all too often false accusations have brought down the innocent(often at the hands of liberals such as during the Duke Lacross debacle) and while hypotheticals(anything beginning with “If he is…”) are perfectly fine we shouldn’t declare definitives for the time being any more than Winkler and others have on the left in Clash’s defense. He could certainly become the next Polanski, but he isn’t just yet.

  • $129448

    I can do the ELMO voice, does that make me Brilliant?

  • Jeffrey Lamela

    Child molestation is OK with the left as long as it’s not a Catholic priest.

  • IRAMARINE

    Henry Winkler would be better served if he weigh in on the
    Attacks against Israel than defending the Elmo Molester! http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/11/21/happy-days-elmo-talented

  • IRAMARINE

    Here’s proof that Hollywood is not controlled by Jews; not one peep out of them about
    Israel being attacked!

  • The Enforcer

    Sit on it, Fonzie.

  • BeeKaaay

    Leftwingwackos LOVE pedophiles.

  • BeeKaaay

    Leftwingwackos LOVE pedophiles.

  • Adela Wagner

    So according to Mister NonShitUser above, the fact that I am 54 now, cancels out the sexual abuse that occurred when I was a child? It took me years before I could talk about it. And is Winkler channeling Paterno?

  • Jim Rasmussen

    So if I tweeted, “Jerry Sandusky is, was and will continue to be a brilliant coach … end of story” that would be ok?

  • http://deadbuffaloblog.blogspot.com/ DeadBuffalo Blog

    Go to You Tube and watch the video titled “Strong Kids, Safe Kids!” Me thinks Henry Wank-ler is hiding something by sticking up for Elmo. It gives “Sit On It” a whole new meaning.

  • Tanker74

    Hollywood’s Pink Mafia will stand by its own while attacking others as a distraction.

  • Guest

    I guess according to Mr. Winkler, if Hitler had been a brilliant artist, instead of the crappy artist that he was, THAT would be the end of the story. Six million murdered Jews and worldwide misery and destruction be damned.

  • Samh09

    And to think I named my dog, a Chinese shar pei Henry………Henry Wrinkler. And The Fonz isn’t cool anymore.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    I always figured Clash to be gay, and I always admired what he has accomplished, but after the stories that came out, I’m really disappointed in him. Even if no “sex” took place, it takes a special kind of sick person to even mess around with a kid under 18 (I even think 18 is too young, even if it is “legal”).

  • http://youtu.be/SjUPb4J_MGo world’s greatest orator

    AKA “the Polanski defense”

  • Clover11111

    It is creepy, a bi guy in a red puppet suit with an annoying childlike shrill voice trolling for guys on gay meeting places. What is missing? For now, two have accused him and one recanted. What else is in his closets?

  • AUSMBOOMER

    “Clash, obviously, has not been convicted yet … nor has he been cleared. That makes no difference to Henry Winkler, and his morally bankrupt fellow travelers, who say he’s brilliant forever, end of story. Cased. Closed.”

    In case the writer of this story (and many others here) doesn’t realize it, in the USA all people are INNOCENT until PROVEN guilty. We seem to have forgotten that in this country (another freedom loss).

    • BeeKaaay

      Innocent until proven guilty is for criminal courts.

      That standard does not apply to civil courts and the court of public opinion.

    • BeeKaaay

      Innocent until proven guilty is for criminal courts.

      That standard does not apply to civil courts and the court of public opinion.

  • BeeKaaay

    Leftwingwackos love and defend child sex predators. Except if they’re Catholic priests, then they go all out and ballistic.

  • BeeKaaay

    Leftwingwackos love and defend child sex predators. Except if they’re Catholic priests, then they go all out and ballistic.

  • arrow2010

    This just reinforces the idea that Hollywood is filled with perverts and enablers.