There are a million stories in the city and this is one of them. Apparently, there was a mentally disturbed man wearing an Elmo costume in Central Park and spouting off anti-Semitic hate speech. (Oh, and he has a history of it.) At one point, one of the people asks him to get a real job and stop irritating kids. WHOOPS! That’s why he’s doing it in the first place! He can’t make any money because of the Jewish Conspiracy, you IDIOT. This is kind of a sidenote, but have you seen Being Elmo? The documentary about Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who brought Elmo to life? It’s great! It’s very touching and interesting and I’m fascinated by people who knew exactly what they wanted to do from the age of 8 and then got to actually do it. Although, there are some kind of obvious glaring omissions (what’s up with his relationship with his wife and daughter that they pretty casually brush under the rug?) and/or exaggerations (was he really that ostracized in high school when he had his own TV show at 17?) but for the most part: highly recommend. But getting back to our Elmo: MAYBE IF THE JEWS DIDN’T CONTROL THE CELL PHONE CAMERAS AND THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES AND THE POLICE AND THE PARKS AND THE CHILDREN AND THE COSTUMES AND THE CLOUDS THEN NONE OF THIS WOULD HAVE EVER HAPPENED.

Some people will suggest that this man is crazy or at the very least awful, but you have to admit, the Elmo costume really helped him get his message out there.

I’ll buy you some meds if you wipe the blood off your mouth. (Via BlameItOnTheVoices.)

Comments (42)
  1. Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Straße?

  2. I don’t know… I think we should wait to see how Tully feels about this before we react.

  3. Schtickle Me Elmo

  4. You guys should have heard the dude on the subway this morning muttering about Big Bird’s Jewfro.

  5. “Elmo is not an anti semite…he plays with my childuhren all the time and they are totally Jewish” – Whoopi Goldberg

  6. Very loosely related to the point it is almost a non sequitur, but here goes…

    I once encountered an anti-semitic “dancer” at a “gentleman’s club.” She began dancing for me in the middle of a song. She asked what my ethnicity was, and I told her I was Jewish. When the song ended, she got up and asked that I pay her. I said, “Hey, that wasn’t even a full song!” She responded: “You *are* Jewish.”

  7. Classic Elmo.

  8. to be honest, i’m surprised this doesn’t happen more often.

    • yeesh, i realized how that might come off….i just meant that 1) there are some pretty hateful people out there wanting to recruit young people to there cause and 2) it’s pretty easy to get character costumes so 3) what’s to stop any lunatic from putting one on, heading out in public and shouting awful things?

      • I feel like he’s mixing his methods here…I mean, assertions of grand conspiracies are too..err…’cerebral’ for the demographic attracted by an Elmo costume (also; can’t believe I typed that at a serious sentence in an exchange between two adults), while an Elmo suit would turn anyone away who might be old enough to..err..’understand’ or be swayed by the theories being presented. Ha! Suck it, you nutter! You’re wearing an Elmo costume for nothing!

        • admittedly, wearing an Elmo costume in vain might be the least of this guy’s worries.

          “wearing an Elmo costume in vain”–this video just has me writing ALL the 2 LEGIT 2 QUIT sentences that an adult normally makes.

  9. Your boyfriend seems kind of angry, girl.

  10. Can someone explain the knee pads to me?

  11. Kids, PLEASE turn your phones sideways when you’re recording anti-Semetic Elmos in the park!

  12. A full costume? I guess he is trying to engage in a game of one-upmanship with this guy.

    Game on!

  13. Took lessons from this guy:

  14. “Elmo….Elmo lives on Sesame street…sesame…sesame seed….sesame seed bagels…bagels…bagels…Jews love bagels OH MY GOD YOU GUYS SESAME STREET WAS POPULATED BY JEWS”–this guy, who is obviously dressed as Elmo for the irony.

  15. Oh god, I’m pretty sure I bumped into that guy the other day. Like, literally. I was exiting a deli in midtown and walked right into a giant Elmo. He was walking the same way I was, and at first I thought he was going to Times Square or something (you know, to do his job?) but it became clear after a little while that he was just wandering around. At the time I was all, “Ha. I love New York.” But this is a good deal darker.

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  17. sounds just like robert downey jr so i think we need to investigate THAT.

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