Friday, November 16, 2012

The Power of Being Elmo

Elmo was almost a child molester. Well, almost is a strong word. 

Recently allegations of possible child molestation came up against Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo. A young model by the name of Sheldon Stephens accused Clash of having a sexual relationship with him when he was just 16 years old. Stephens is now 24 while Clash is 54. Clash had a statement of his own claiming they were  consenting adults. Did you see what he did? Days  after making the allegations Stephens recanted his story. But that's not the amazing part. 

Now people are in an uproar. They are doing whatever it takes to make Stephens look like a troubled person. One way is talking about an arrest that happened a few years go. Stephens was caught with supposedly stolen jewelry, claimed it was actually a gift from the accuser, and the charges against him were later dropped. Does that make him a bad guy?

Some people have also said this case is all about money, but that doesn't matter either. Elmo admitted to sleeping with another man and people ignored it. Instead they chose and are still choosing to be angry at the other man. Now that's power. 

I wonder if Kevin Clash will keep his job. That'll be even more powerful. 

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