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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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