It is utterly irresponsible for The New Yorker to co-opt children’s role models and icons for a cover piece about the expanding definition of marriage especially when they like everyone else in media punted over the Kevin Clash scandal.
Who am I kidding? There was no scandal because they did not examine what it means for a touted figure in children’s television to be trolling for teenage sexual partners.
I think they owe my kids an apology. Not because we can’t all deal with what it means for muppets to be hiding a sexual relationship for years (?!?)…No. Because in this case it was not their place to bring a politically motivated sexual dialogue into a place where children play.
A place where we still have not had the courage to speak of what Kevin Clash did to Elmo.