Parents React to Elmo Puppeteer Allegations


By Ellis Eskew

Of course, "Elmo" was the main draw for many kids that came to the performance.

But, unfortunately, the lovable puppet has been in the news lately with some negative attention.

Elmo 's puppeteer, Kevin Clash, has resigned after 28 years on the job.

Clash says the sex abuse allegations that have come out against him have been a distraction and not allowed him to do his job effectively.

We talked to parents about whether or not the negative publicity has impacted the way they feel about Sesame Street.

"That kind of has put a damper on it. But at the same time I grew up watching Sesame Street. I'm hoping we can kind of stick to Sesame street. Kind of be dismissive of that. But it did put a damper," said mom Mary Ford.

Other parents we talked with said it would not impact their child at all. They believe Sesame Street is a wonderful, educational program that provides a lot of joy for children.

If you would like to see Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music, Wednesday is the last day the tour will be in Montgomery. There are 2 performances at 10:30 a.m. And 6:30 p.m.


"Sesame Street Live" was a big hit Tuesday night at the Montgomery Performing Arts Center.