Hasbro stands behind Elmo


In the wake of the resignation of the popular Sesame Street character’s puppeteer, Kevin Clash, amid multiple allegations of sex with minors, the toy manufacturing giant tells The Hollywood Reporter that they will continue to make and back products based on the squeaky-voiced creature.

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In the wake of the resignation of the popular Sesame Street character’s puppeteer, Kevin Clash, amid multiple allegations of sex with minors, the toy manufacturing giant tells The Hollywood Reporter that they will continue to make and back products based on the squeaky-voiced creature.

“Sesame Street and its wonderful characters have been entertaining and educating children and families for more than 40 years,” says Wayne Charness, senior vice president of corporate communications at Hasbro. “We are confident that Elmo will remain an integral part of Sesame Street and that Sesame Street toys will continue to delight children for years to come.”

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