Katy Perry is hot. This is not making the parents of Sesame Street happy. In fact, they are giving SS and Katy the cold shoulder! (Get it? Hot and Cold, Katy Perry… I am hilarious!)
Katy was invited to Sesame Street to perform with Elmo. (I am totally jealous!) They did a really cute, really sweet parody of her hit “Hot ‘N Cold.” Sesame Street released the clip of Katy and Elmo on youtube as a promo for their upcoming 41st Season premier. I guess it is a good thing that they put it out early so that the shit storm didn’t interfere with the season premier. APPARENTLY, there were many many complaints about the amount of cleavage sported by Ms. Perry. Enough complaints that Sesame Street actually issued the following statement:
“Sesame Street has a long history of working with celebrities across all genres, including athletes, actors, musicians and artists. Sesame Street has always been written on two levels, for the child and adult. We use parodies and celebrity segments to interest adults in the show because we know that a child learns best when co-viewing with a parent or care-giver. We also value our viewer’s opinions and particularly those of parents. In light of the feedback we’ve received on the Katy Perry music video which was released on You Tube only, we have decided we will not air the segment on the television broadcast of Sesame Street, which is aimed at preschoolers. Katy Perry fans will still be able to view the video on You Tube.”
The crazy thing is that I don’t think kids would even notice cleavage. What do you think?
I am embedding the video so you can see for yourself.
Over reacting or good parenting?