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Elmo

Won't Be Yanked

From Thanksgiving Parade

11/21/2012 10:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Elmo won't be denied his right to ride through the streets of Manhattan on Thanksgiving Day .. TMZ has learned the embattled muppet is still scheduled to FLOAT in the Macy's parade.

Despite the fact that Kevin Clash -- the man who provided Elmo's voice for decades -- has resigned ... a rep for Macy's tells us ... "Elmo will be joining his Muppet friends on the Sesame Street float with an alternate puppeteer bringing him to life."

The rep adds, "Current events have no bearing on Sesame's participation in the Parade and we are confident their world-renowned, family-friendly entertainment and educational programming will continue to bring kids and families joy for decades.”

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GeniusMachine    

With an emphasis on giving kids joy. Especially boys.

698 days ago
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Rhubino    

Good news. I'm tickled.

698 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

It's all just too sad.

698 days ago
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Kelly    

FYI: According to mainstream news reports, Clash's own attorney says more accusers are coming. Clash was and is a disgraceful bastard!

698 days ago
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girlshark    

Why on earth should he be? What did Elmo do?

698 days ago
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loydster    

Elmo yanked...Heh

698 days ago
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liquidbabydoll    

i hate elmo, now grover is funny lol

698 days ago
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Amber    

Awe, it's not Elmo's fault, he didn't choose the person behind the voice! Very sad that Elmo could go away because of this! :(

698 days ago
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buzz kill    

Elmo is now and foremore will be associated with the actions of a GAY pedophile. To put Elmo in the parade is a disgusting presenentation of disgusting and sick behavior. Maybe the should change the name from tickle me Elmo to Bugger me Homo.

698 days ago
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Tammy    

Will Elmo be in the gay pride parade as well?

698 days ago
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Kàt    

OH TMZ aren't you cute, using the word 'Yank' for this article. For crying outloud. Grow up. A pediphile is nothing to be a cutzie about.

698 days ago
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CN    

Don't hold it against Elmo. Sweet, loving Elmo did NOTHING. Kevin Clash, a wonderfully talented person, might have done nothing either. Time will tell.

698 days ago
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lalet    


I don't like how Sesame Street seems to have become "the Elmo Show". Sesame Street was originally an ensemble show. Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Bert, Ernie, The Count, Oscar, Grover, etc were all equal stars and loved by everyone.

Elmo has been pushed to the front so much that everyone else has been effectively down-graded.

I have never liked Elmo. The way he speaks in baby talk is also harmful for children learning to speak. I hope they dump the character all together.

698 days ago
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whatevs    

I hope Kevin Clash is happy. He gave Elmo a bad reputation, and people will never see Elmo the same again. Schmuck.

698 days ago
15.

Miriam L. Wright    

PEOPLE PLEASE!! REMEMBER ELMO IS A PUPPET AND NOT A PERSON!!! HE SHOULD NOT SUFFER FOR WHAT HIS HANDLER IS ALLEGED TO HAVE DONE!

698 days ago
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