Drama, drama, drama.
Ain't nothin' gonna break his stride! Nobody's gonna slow him down, oh-no!
He's got to keep on movin'!
We're talking about Elmo, of course! Moving off department store shelves!
And despite the Kevin Clash underage sex scandal(s) and his subsequent resignation from Sesame Street, toy conglomerate Hasbro hopes to sell as many little red dolls as possible this holiday season.
One Hasbro spokesperson admitted:
"Sesame Street and its wonderful characters have been entertaining and educating children and families for more than 40 years. 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."
We don't blame them for wanting to make money, obvi, it's what companies do.
But is it wise to continue marketing a children's product which will be forever associated with lewd acts against minors, however unfounded the scandal may eventually show itself to be??
With so much negative stigma attached to Elmo because of the allegations against the character's puppeteer, it's hard to imagine parents deciding on that toy.
Especially since they'll need to shell out $40 to get LOL Elmo, a.k.a. Tickle Me Elmo 2.0!!
Now it just seems like an awkward present for a kid to unwrap under their Christmas tree or Chanukah bush!
[Image via Josiah True/WENN.]