It seems wrong that just because Elmo puppeteer, Kevin Clash, was accused of an affair with a teenage boy, he has to take a leave from his job – mainly because after an investigation the claims proved to be false. It turns out that Clash was involved with a teenage boy but he was probably 18 years old at the time.
Hey, you know what else seems wrong? An adult in their 40s having a relationship with a child in their teens, whether they’re 16 or 18. In this case, it’s even creepier when you think that throughout the young man’s entire life Elmo existed. He may have even had his very own Tickle Me Elmo.