On Monday, we told you about the Anti-Semitic Elmo of Central Park. We knew little at the time, except that he hated Jews and wanted to make sure everyone knew—while wearing an Elmo costume. Now the New York Times has dug up the completely unsurprising disturbing backstory of the guy.

Some key points about Jew-hating Elmo from the Times story:

  • He changed his legal name to Adam Sandler.
  • He did this, apparently, to avoid the stain to his reputation left by having operated a rape-themed porn site in Cambodia called "Welcome to the Rape Camp."
  • Via Gothamist, here is how Sandler responded when the AP asked if "Welcome to Rape Camp" promoted violence against women in 1999:

    It might promote violence against women in the United States, but I say, ‘Good.' I hate those bitches. They're out of line and that's one of the reasons I want to do this … I'm going through a divorce right now…I hate American women.

  • Despite being internet famous for his ranting, he has enough success at posing with kids for money to have made $200 last Saturday.
  • He started Elmo-ing professionally after he was fired from… the Girl Scouts.
  • Parents who would like to keep their kids away from this Elmo can identify him by his characteristic blue knee pads. That's generally just a good life rule: Never trust an Elmo with knee pads.