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Sesame Street Scandals
It was a bad year for our felt friends when Big Bird became the poster-Muppet for liberals protesting Mitt Romney's anti-PBS-funding platform, which would effectively end the beloved children's program. Beyond the depressing images of Big Bird offering to work for food or in the unemployment line, the real blow to Sesame Street fans came soon after. Following multiple accusations of sexual acts with minors, Elmo puppeteer and creator Kevin Clash resigned as the voice of the popular red-furred puppet.