I’m putting this here because it’s about TV.
According to this link, PBS Kids Sprout evening host Melanie Martinez was fired because she appeared in some risque videos before she took the job at Sprout. (The videos themselves are available on YouTube; search for “technical virgin”.)
I find this interesting because Sonia Manzano and Emilio Delgado, who play Maria and Luis on Sesame Street, have had other roles; Ms. Manzano has guest-starred in some shows, like Law and Order, aimed at adults and Delgado has not only guest-starred, but had a recurring role on the show Lou Grant.
There are numerous actors who are identified with their characters to the point where they are pretty much typecast. There is also at least one urban legend about the death of such an actor.
So the question is this: Should the actors who appear in children’s TV shows not seek other work in order to protect their shows’ reputations? Should producers and networks hold their actors responsible for things they did before they began work in children’s TV? What about after they leave?