Disgraced Elmo puppeteer nominated for Emmy Award


Well, that is a bit awkward, isn't it?

Kevin Clash, the longtime puppeteer and voice talent of Elmo on Sesame Street, has had a rough last year or so. Due to rumored underage sexual affairs, as well as "crystal meth sex parties," he resigned his position on the children's program.

While he is no longer affiliated with Sesame Street, his work on the show lives on - as does honors that come with it. Clash has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for his work, as both a producer on the show in the category of outstanding pre-school children's series, as well as for outstanding performer in a children's series.

Clash left the PBS mainstay last November, saying at the time that, "I have loved every day of my 28 years working for this exceptional organization. Personal matters have diverted attention away from the important work Sesame Street is doing, and I cannot allow it to go on any longer. I am deeply sorry to be leaving and am looking forward to resolving these personal matters privately."

He voiced Elmo since 1985, turning the character into arguably the biggest "star" on the program. Clash won 23 Daytime Emmy awards for his work on Sesame Street.

- Sesame Street
- Kevin Clash

Written by: Hamatosan
May 1st, 2013, 8:16 pm

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