Your tax dollars at work. They fund PBS, and Sesame Street (despite make huge profits), and pay the puppeteers/voices of Sesame Street. One of them, named Kevin Clash is the puppeteer/voice of ‘Elmo.’ Now he’s being accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16 year old boy. Kevin Clash admits to having the sexual relationship with the boy, but denies that the kid was under-age when the ‘sexual relations’ occurred. Kevin Clash gives new meaning to the phrase ‘Tickle Me Elmo.’
Ever since Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney vowed to cut taxpayer funding to PBS– and therefore Sesame Street– if elected, it seems as though the children’s show has never been out of the news for more than a few days.
In the most recent development, the voice actor for the beloved character “Elmo,” Kevin Clash, is accused of having sexual relations with a 16-year old boy.
A member of the Sesame Street crew for more than twenty years, Clash has admitted a relationship with the accuser, but denies that it began when he was underage.