23 November 2012 06:45 | By Denise Ngo
10 taboo relationships you should avoid

1. A teenager (if you are an adult)



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1. A teenager (if you are an adult)

Just because something’s legal doesn’t mean it’s right. Earlier this week, long-time Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash resigned from Sesame Street amidst the scandal over his affairs with much younger men. Even though his 23-year-old accuser recanted his claims that the two engaged in an underage sexual relationship, the fact remains that their affair was marked by an imbalance of power. Kevin Clash is middle-aged, wealthy, and established in his career. His accuser was above the age of consent at the time of their relationship, but just barely. We don’t want to paint Clash as the villain when it was wrong of the accuser to sell lies, but at the same time, the whole scandal shows just how badly things can turn out for adults who get involved with teenagers.

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