Katy Perry knocked from Sesame Street
Katy Perry’s performance on “Sesame Street” was released to YouTube earlier this week.
Besides the fact that the glamor of Sesame Street has been lost to my adult imagination, and the fact that I do not have children, leaves me wondering what the big deal is.
Watch her performance of Hot N Cold with Elmo below:
After posting the episode, parents began to complain about the singer’s wardrobe, including her skimpy top that reveals her cleavage. Although easily found on YouTube still, the Seasame Street episode will not appear on the upcoming season as originally planned.
“We use parodies and celebrity segments to interest adults in the show. We also value our viewer’s opinions and particularly those of parents,” Sesame Workshop said in a statement. “In light of the feedback we’ve received on the Katy Perry music video which was released on YouTube only, we have decided we will not air the segment on the television broadcast of ‘Sesame Street,’ which is aimed at preschoolers.”
As you can clearly see in the video, Perry joins Elmo in a rendition of “Hot N Cold,” wearing a green dress that reveals her cleavage. Typically Perry’s outfits are far more revealing, showing she tamed down her look for the Sesame Street audience.
A spokeswoman for the pop star said in a statement, “Katy enjoyed working with ‘Sesame Street,’ (Muppetteer) Kevin Clash and playing dress up with Elmo.”
What are your thoughts?
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