Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Just for Fun > Community Board
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 11-21-2012, 01:28 PM   #46
Jennasis
It's a miracle! I stayed awake during the El Rio Del Tiempo ride!
Let's not even TOUCH the whole Dog vs. dawg vs. Dowg thing!
PLINKO baby!
 
Jennasis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: The Triad, NC
Posts: 24,403

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gorechick View Post
Whether you like Elmo or not, Kevin Clash created a character that has brought so much joy to children all over the world. He sacrificed time with his own family to honor commitments to Sesame Street and tour around the world with Elmo. He often visited hospitals and had Make a wish children come to the SS set to meet Elmo. The situation is unfortunate for all involved.
Lots of people felt this way about Jerry Sandusky too. But but but...he did so much GOOD...
__________________
Jennasis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2012, 01:45 PM   #47
Mel522
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,216

Quote:
Originally Posted by FireDancer View Post
I'm always a little skeptical of single accusations against celebrities but, much like good old MJ, once any type of payoff is made I instantly believe the accuser.

No way would anyone who is innocent of molesting children pay to make it go away, not even if it is cheaper than fighting it. No one will ever convince me otherwise.
There are always 2 trials. The actual legal trial, and the trial in the court of public opinion. One does not effect the other. Both OJ and Casey Anthony were acquitted, yet how many people out there actually believe they didn't kill anyone. In court they present facts as one or the other party believes them to be. In the court of public opinion anything goes. People can make up anything, claim anything. If someone is a public figure and their career and finances depend on the opinion of the public, why is so hard to believe that they would choose to settle? If they go to trial the accusations would be in the public eye for a long time, and even if they win there is no guarantee that the public would agree with the verdict and their career would be over.
__________________
Mel522 is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 11-27-2012, 06:23 AM   #48
JessicaR
DIS Veteran
I wanna shoot aliens in the AM too!
The Grinch is rude in a funny sorta way
run to the hams!
 
JessicaR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 15,825

‘Elmo’ voice Kevin Clash hit with third underage sex allegation

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/...icle-1.1208359

I had a feeling we were going to hear from others.
JessicaR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2012, 06:49 AM   #49
The Mystery Machine
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Missouri
Posts: 45,093

Ok, that 3rd allegation is reaching. The kid was looking for "fun" in a gay chat room. I would say that is consensual.
The Mystery Machine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2012, 06:57 AM   #50
Jennasis
It's a miracle! I stayed awake during the El Rio Del Tiempo ride!
Let's not even TOUCH the whole Dog vs. dawg vs. Dowg thing!
PLINKO baby!
 
Jennasis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: The Triad, NC
Posts: 24,403

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Mystery Machine View Post
Ok, that 3rd allegation is reaching. The kid was looking for "fun" in a gay chat room. I would say that is consensual.
Is 16 the age of consent in NY? Cause uf not it doesn't matter if it was consensual. Now if you wanted to find something sketchy about the 3rd allegation, how about the fact that he's going to promote his book with it.
__________________
Jennasis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2012, 07:03 AM   #51
diamondpixienc
DIS Veteran
 
diamondpixienc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 1,460

Quote:
Originally Posted by shinysparklybubbles
There is something about Elmo that kids. Elmo even has more stuff in Sesame Place than Big Bird. He's on their water tower, has he own section, he has a show. He certainly is their cash cow.
Exactly but i'm pretty sure he will be around i'm pretty sure there were at least 2 under studies. For example when Greg of the Wiggles was replace by his under study Sam and the Wiggles are still around will Sam in stead of Greg. BTW Elmo is to Sesame Street as Cinderella is to Disney. Mickey is the Face but let's face it the Princesses are the real Disney money machines.
__________________
ME DH DS(11) DD(9) DD(4)

diamondpixienc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2012, 07:03 AM   #52
The Mystery Machine
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Missouri
Posts: 45,093

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jennasis View Post
Is 16 the age of consent in NY? Cause uf not it doesn't matter if it was consensual. Now if you wanted to find something sketchy about the 3rd allegation, how about the fact that he's going to promote his book with it.
I am not talking legally and I am not defending the creep, believe me.

I am saying that at the time "John Doe" was looking for "companionship" in a gay chat room. Come on.
The Mystery Machine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2012, 07:21 AM   #53
cabanafrau
DIS Veteran
 
cabanafrau's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: michigan
Posts: 5,183

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gorechick View Post
Whether you like Elmo or not, Kevin Clash created a character that has brought so much joy to children all over the world. He sacrificed time with his own family to honor commitments to Sesame Street and tour around the world with Elmo. He often visited hospitals and had Make a wish children come to the SS set to meet Elmo. The situation is unfortunate for all involved.
So doers of good deeds are entitled to a little pedophilia on the side? Don't think so.
cabanafrau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2012, 07:26 AM   #54
msjprincess
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 2,915

Quote:
Originally Posted by cabanafrau View Post
So doers of good deeds are entitled to a little pedophilia on the side? Don't think so.
A pedophile is someone who is sexually attracted to prepubescent children.
msjprincess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2012, 07:29 AM   #55
cabanafrau
DIS Veteran
 
cabanafrau's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: michigan
Posts: 5,183

Quote:
Originally Posted by msjprincess View Post
A pedophile is someone who is sexually attracted to prepubescent children.
Thank you, I understood that perfectly fine. My comment was directed at the quoted response, which seems to allow those who do good deeds blanket immunity in the rest of their behavior.
cabanafrau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2012, 07:48 AM   #56
FireDancer
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 13,282

Quote:
Originally Posted by cabanafrau View Post
So doers of good deeds are entitled to a little pedophilia on the side? Don't think so.
Apparently that is exactly the case in Happy Valley where there are riots because a co-conspirator in the serial rape of children is fired from a football gig.

Kind of sad/creepy, isn't it?
FireDancer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:33 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: