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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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16.

LiLo's boy toy    

It's a freeking puppet for crying out loud. He has rights too.

647 days ago
17.

Majestik    

Well, common sense says, all the kids that idolize Sesame Street and love Elmo don't have a clue what's going on behind the scenes. I doubt any child under the age of ten has read any gossip sites or news sources to see what is going on. Those kids don't care about the face or person behind the puppet, just the puppet itself. It's not like Clash was always seen with Elmo, like say a Jeff Dunham puppet. I'm still out on the stories so far, I can't wrap my head around stories that are ever changing.

647 days ago
18.

Kay    

It's not Elmo the Muppet that is embattled, you moronic twits.

647 days ago
19.

nature30    

elmo will always be my ***** blind cripple or crazy

647 days ago
20.

xiam007    

he will be yanked, and yanked often...

647 days ago
21.

Obamais still aracist    

this reminds me of PENN state

647 days ago
22.

mozilla    

No reason to pull Elmo from the shelves. Isn't it amazing how everyone just jumps on the bandwagon of this poor victim (sarcasm) looking to make 5 million dollars off his claim? And the greed lawyers looking to get their share....pathetic.

647 days ago
23.

TmZMe    

Maybe elmo should file a lawsuit...that mans hand has been up his ass for years...

647 days ago
24.

TmZMe    

(And poor elmo...suffering the whole time never complaind...poor elmo.) "Kevin! Nooooooooooo!"

647 days ago
25.

Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

The photo montage for this article makes Elmo look anything but upset about being "yanked". TMZ certainly doesn´t specialize in subtlety!

647 days ago
26.

TheOtherSpin.com    

How is this news? Come on TMZ, you can do better than this. Really? How in the heck is this a question, and if it were how does it even matter. TMZ, why not just say 'we have absolutely nothing else to report right now...'

647 days ago
27.

hinsonstuSH    

ELMO WONT GET YANKED....?

647 days ago
28.

hme82    

While it's sad and Clash did bring life to Elmo and made him who he was, the Elmo character shouldn't be brought down with this scandal after all these years. I hope the new person will be able to keep Elmo Elmo and do him justice. They found great replacements for Jim Henson and Frank Oz characters, however I think Elmo became bigger than them :/

646 days ago
29.

Spicy mag    

Elmo's butt is still recovering from Kevin's hand.

646 days ago
30.

Sanchitt    

nice..
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646 days ago
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