Elmo Sex Scandal
These post 50 celebrities show wisdom doesn't necessary come with age. Sometimes midlife can present some situations that stir up the pot, leading to lapses in judgment that would make even Lindsay Lohan (on a good day) gasp.
The recent accusations of sexual abuse against Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash have been tragic for all concerned, especially the alleged teenage victims. But I would be remiss in my obligations as a cultural critic if I didn't take this opportunity to reflect on Elmo himself.
Will Elmo Survive (and Should He?) What Kevin Clash's Departure Means For Sesame Street and the Rest of Us
When my kids come into the living room playing out some imaginary scene with their well-loved Elmo dolls, I won't make any heroic effort to leap over the sofa, tear them out of their hands, and toss the Muppets far away like live grenades.