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Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash Scores 4 Emmy Nominations

Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash may be facing multiple allegations of sexual relationships with minors, but that wasn’t enough to stop him from being nominated for four daytime Emmy awards this week.

Clash was nominated for outstanding performer in a children’s series for his work on  “Sesame Street,” and was also included in the “Sesame Street” nod for outstanding preschool children’s series.

Yet some critics are far from being tickled over the Emmy nod.

“If the Emmy people think it would be a poor choice for a bishop to name a child abuser as priest of the year, then the Clash decision is a ridiculously poor choice,” Tim Graham, director of media analysis for the Media Research Center, told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column.

Clash resigned last November as several men came forward to claim they had underage sexual encounters with the star. Several lawsuits are pending.

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