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Elmo Muppeteer Kevin Clash resigns from Sesame Street

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by brkndwnbus, Nov 20, 2012.

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  1. FellowWLover

    FellowWLover Member

    It happens everywhere to be sure and it's not funny; I agree. But the fact is 'how I see it' it happens everywhere and the rampant attention of the media on these events only serves to ramp it up, rather than reduce it. A quick look at rising statistics bears that out. So now our kids truly have nowhere to turn because it's too risky to develop meaningful relationships with children.
  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    It also doesn't help that society, in general, continuously crumbles into corruption; some times, when I think about the future we're facing, I'd rather the end of time just come sooner than later.
  3. FellowWLover

    FellowWLover Member

    Things are getting messy and I have a feeling that there will be a rapid increase over the years so everyone is advised to hang onto their hats, lol.
  4. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Ug and just when I thought things where starting to settle...
  5. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Active Member

    I know what you mean, Dwayne. Seems like Kevin's departure hasn't stopped people from harassing him.

    Yeah. I worry that things like this may start to happen with Carroll Spinney and the others. I hope and pray I'm wrong on this, but this seems to be a never-ending cycle.
  6. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    *Sigh* One person is defending Cecil by saying that it was Kevin's responsibilty to ask his age when they met on that chatline. Um, as I recall, he did ask, and Cecil lied about his age.

    http://www.facebook.com/notes/jade-...nother-blog-by-jade-elektra/10151132340495592

    Well, according to Cecil, Kevin kept his job a secret for seveal years, saying he worked for the School Board. After Cecil Googled Kevin, he apparently said something along the lines of, "Did you think I was going to take advantage of you? Why didn't you tell me the truth?".
  7. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Cecil is the one who has the most inconsistencies with his story/ies.
  8. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    The problem is people are going to start wondering how long this has been going on. The last accuser said that it happened in 1994=95 right? People are going to start to think Sesame should have done something sooner, but how could they have if they didn't know.
    I don't want to think about any one else having any kind of "issue" on the street. That is the last thing we need
  9. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Active Member

    Yeah. I probably shouldn't have brought that up, but I agree with what you said. They probably should have done something about these situations years before it came to this. The trouble is we live in a corrupt world and no one is immune to the tragedies they face.
  10. FellowWLover

    FellowWLover Member

    I don't think his employer is or was responsible for monitoring what he did in his private life... let's keep a clear distinction here, as there is absolutely no involvement of his job or his character in the mix. He met these guys in a totally different capacity- has nothing to do with work. I'd hate to confuse this case- an older man who 'dates' younger men and meets some of them online, where they are willing, in fact, seeking participants- with the many other cases we read about.
  11. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Still he works with children, on a day the day to day, and Sesame is going to be looked at as they should have known or something like that. It's just how things work.
  12. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    We all are fans here and we enjoy everything Muppet, but let’s be clear. Sesame Street’s target age is children 3-5, not fellas 17-24. There really is no connection between this performer’s professional life and personal one aside from a sensationalized fiction that gossip rags have used to fill their webpages.

    I don’t understand why people are still talking about this. Every reputable news resource moved on from this story a long time ago. Attorneys and opportunists are desperately trying to keep this story alive for personal gain. A man lost his 30 year career and reputation over the still unsubstantiated word of people with questionable integrity and motives. How can a person prove that they didn’t do something when no accuser can offer evidence that they did? That’s what this comes down to.

    Again, people are going to believe what they choose. We aren’t likely going to receive any further legitimate information. We must find our own closure without fanning the flames of gossip. Otherwise, we really aren’t any better than TMZ.
  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    It seems like MCers have difficulty letting something go like this... it's only been within the last couple of months or so people have FINALLY stopped talking about the whole Chick-fil-A controversy, and that started back in the summer.
  14. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    You're both right. We shouldn't bother digging further into anything that lacks any real evidence. But at the same time, it is more of a challenge for some to ignore this case then others. If we really love Kevin, then we just have to grin and bear it, keep him in our thoughts and prayers, and just hope that things get better for him.
  15. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    ugh can we give up already its obvious kevins done and these guys want money
  16. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    I don't think Kevin's exactly "done". Yeah, we won't be seeing him for awhile (probably never again on SS), but I wouldn't say he'll never be a puppeteer again.

    As for the guys wanting money, I've said this before, I'll say this again. We can't jump to conclusions. There's not enough evidence to prove that. Yes, I'm sure that's what a lot of people want to believe, but we simply don't know the truth.

    My point was that we really shouldn't try to dig any deeper into the truth. If we love and respect Kevin, we'll leave his personal life alone. And hope and pray that this case gets closed properly.
    Muppet fan 123 likes this.
  17. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    exactly i dont want to see him crash well already sorta happened i hope he can work for disney and preform clifford more often :)
  18. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Active Member

    I don't know about that. Poor Clifford hasn't really seen the light since the "Muppets Wizard of Oz." It's a good thought though.
  19. WorldOfSesame

    WorldOfSesame Member

    I think that WHOEVER MADE the Elmo allegations should have just shut the tape on their front doors before making false regulations. Now how does Elmo feel about that? My opinion? He'd laugh over that one!
  20. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Yes, Elmo is certainly having a big laugh all of these allegations against him; we all know the allegations against Elmo are absurd... Elmo doesn't even exist below the waist.


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