I blame the patents who knifed each other to purchase the original “Tickle Me Elmo” for this 20-year decline in society. Trigger warnings are probably Elmo’s fault as well, all things considered.
I can’t stand Elmo, just can’t deal with this damn Muppet anymore. He’s cute, he’s shrill, and he has made Sesame Street worse.
Source: How Elmo Ruined Sesame Street