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September 19, 2013
A homeless man who went on an anti-Semitic tirade in New York City’s Times Square while dressed as Elmo is facing prison time for a plot to extort $2 million from the Girl Scouts.
In case you needed an AP story you couldn’t make up, here you go.
18:51 // 6 months ago
November 20, 2012
buzzfeed:

BREAKING: Kevin Clash, the longtime Elmo puppeteer, has resigned from “Sesame Street.” 

"Unfortunately, the controversy surrounding Kevin’s personal life has become a distraction that none of us want, and he has concluded that he can no longer be effective in his job and has resigned from Sesame Street.” This is such a bummer on multiple fronts.

buzzfeed:

BREAKING: Kevin Clash, the longtime Elmo puppeteer, has resigned from “Sesame Street.”

"Unfortunately, the controversy surrounding Kevin’s personal life has become a distraction that none of us want, and he has concluded that he can no longer be effective in his job and has resigned from Sesame Street.” This is such a bummer on multiple fronts.

(via afternoonsnoozebutton)

11:53 // 1 year ago
November 13, 2012

Voice of Elmo vindicated: A day after allegations arose that Kevin Clash, the puppeteer known for playing Elmo on “Sesame Street,” had a relationship with an underage male, Clash was vindicated after the accuser’s lawyer recanted the earlier claims — saying it was a relationship between two consenting adults. More details in the Newsbreaker clip above.

18:20 // 1 year ago
June 25, 2012

"I WORK FOR JOHN GOTTI. F@*! YOU!"  Someone has been dressing up as Elmo and doing their best to offend anybody in their vicinity at Central Park recently — in some cases, using anti-Semitic language. Over the weekend, things got so bad that someone in an Elmo suit left on stretcher. (Key line from the article: “Sesame Street representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment.”) You know, compared to this, Leslie Knope's raccoon problem doesn't seem like that big of a deal. What do you think? (note: strong language in the video) source

EDIT:  Bloomberg’s Jake Beckman points out this Wall Street Journal article that offers some context on what might be happening here.

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12:39 // 1 year ago
October 16, 2011

Can’t believe we missed this: On Friday, Rupert Murdoch was in San Francisco talking about education when he got interrupted by … Elmo and the Count. Occupy Sesame Street is a real thing, apparently. Murdoch’s response is classic, actually: “It’s OK. A little controversy makes everything more interesting.”

9:59 // 2 years ago
September 19, 2011
18:17 // 2 years ago
March 1, 2011
Republicans have a vendetta against Elmo.
Sen. Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat, on why House Republicans want to strip government funding for PBS. She also believes Republicans have a “vendetta against healthcare” and a “vendetta against clean energy.” (via officialssay)

(via firthofforth)

12:50 // 3 years ago