Elmo happy now…
After allegations surfaced that Kevin Clash had statutory rape with a 16 year old boy, many people (including myself) raised concern and disgust. Fortunately, the allegations have been recanted and no further issues will come of this story.
So, Elmo is innocent.
In our justice system, people are innocent until proven guilty, but this doesn’t protect you from a public relations nightmare. For Kevin Clash, the worst that came of these allegations was that he was forced out of the closet. While this isn’t nearly as bad as going to jail, it’s something that changes his personal and family relationships.
But the key point here is that ELMO ISN’T GOING TO JAIL!!!
Sesame Workshop had this to say, “We are pleased that this matter has been brought to a close and we are happy that Kevin can move on from this unfortunate episode.”
Me too, Sesame Workshop… me too.