Bert and Ernie, as well as Elmo, center, are among a donation of additional Jim Henson objects to the Smithsonian's National Museum of.
Why it matters that Bert and Ernie are gay, which they are and that Elmo's heteronormative family tree is well-documented on his spin-off.
Elmo's right-hand man Kevin Clash says he's done nothing wrong. Clash, who's performed as beloved Elmo for 27 years, was granted a leave of absence from Sesame Street Monday after allegations that he engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior with an underage boy.
Kevin Jeffrey Clash (born September 17, 1960) is an American puppeteer, director and producer. He performed and voiced Elmo on Sesame Street from 1985 to 2012. . In November 2012, at the age of 52, Clash came out publicly as gay in.
The man who voices Sesame Street's popular character Elmo is denying he had gay sex with a minor, as Sesame Street honchos try to assure.