You thought you were out of the woods on explaining the Elmo sex scandal. Well you were wrong. Dead wrong. Puppeteer Kevin Clash, beloved for creating Sesame Street's Elmo character and also for creating this sex scandal, now faces three accusers who claim that Clash trolled gay phone chat lines to find underage teenagers to seduce at his home. And now you're asking yourself, "which gay phone chat lines, exactly, for research?" And also, "how can I tell my kids?"
Luckily for you, Gawker is here with another edition of "How to Explain the Elmo Sex Scandal to Your Kids." As with our previous installment, simply read the text aloud to your children while showing them these photos, featuring many of their favorite characters.
The Tale of Elmo and His Several Underage Male Friends
This is a story about Elmo, Elmo's three friends, and the spirituous elixir that is Fame.
Once upon a time, there lived an Adult Male Friend who became famous when he told a fib that his friend Elmo had invited him to a grown up sleepover when he was just an Adult Male Boy. Thanks to this fib, the Adult Male Friend got lots of money to buy candy. When people got mad at him for fibbing to get money, he told everyone that he had been fibbing when he said that the first fib was a fib. He said that "fib" was actually a truth. He said he would give back all his candy money if people would stop calling him a fibber. No one could.