On Monday we learned that Kevin Clash, the voice and puppeteer to the beloved Elmo, was being accused of having sexual relations with an underage male. Today the accuser recanted...But is it too late? Is Elmo now tainted? Keep reading, and sound off in the comments.

From eonline:

The now-23-year-old man who accused the famed puppeteer of an illegal relationship has recanted his allegations and now says that the two had an "adult consensual relationship" as Clash previously claimed.


Clash also issued his own statement in response:

"I am relieved that this painful allegation has been put to rest," the Emmy-winning Muppet man said. "I will not discuss it further." 


Sesame Street Workshop has also responded to matter via a statement on its website that "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."


With all of that being said...is it too late for Elmo? Is Elmo tainted? Every time you see Elmo or Clash, is the stigma gonna haunt them? Let us know in the comments.

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