Did Sesame Street Change Elmo’s Color to Red? No. Here’s Why.

Circulating in a frenzy are questions recently of whether Elmo’s characteristic red fur has been changed to blue, as a calmer less violent color — but such rumors are unfounded. There is no major news article about it, no press releases — just rumors.

Then there’s this TheDiscust article dated back to 2010 that talks about the change, except that the people quoted in the article are credited as “executive producer” Kermit The Frog, The Count, Bert, Elmo, and Cookie Monster.

Chances are, that people who googled to confirm this either merely saw the search result and concluded it as true, or perhaps even visited the link to discover the fake article that appeared to be authentic until you actually read it.. but didn’t bother to actually read it.

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