Skip to comments.Singer Katy Perry dropped from Sesame Street show
Posted on 09/23/2010 10:25:34 AM PDT by presidio9
Producers of the hit children's TV show Sesame Street have canceled an appearance by pop singer Katy Perry following feedback from parents.
Perry, who rose to stardom in 2008 with the No. 1 single, "I Kissed A Girl, was set to appear on the premiere of the show's 41st season on Sept 27.
But after a segment of the show appeared online on Monday Sesame Workshop, which produces the show, decided not to air it.
"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," the show said in a statement, adding it valued the opinions of viewers, particularly parents.
The segment features Perry singing a rendition of her 2008 single "Hot N Cold" to the Muppet Elmo. The song, originally about an elusive lover, was rewritten for the clip.
The producers said the show, which has a long history of working with actors, athletes, musicians and artists, 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," the producers said.
Perry is not the first celebrity to be pulled from the show. A music video featuring singer Chris Brown was canceled in February when Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting his former girlfriend Rihanna.
Perry's hit song "California Gurls," the lead single from her current album, Teenage Dream, was named Billboard's song of the U.S. summer season.
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I make it a point to keep liberals away from my kids and grandkids for a damned good reason.
They are vile.
after how any years(?) now studies show that all the funding for this show and others do nothing to make kids smarter or more intelligent
Dixie Chicks may be available.
They will get in trouble with the gay/lesbian activists. They canceled her because of the “I Kissed A Girl” song? This will offend the sensibilities of the GLBT community. This may not be the end of this subject. The activists will say “what’s wrong with a girl kissing a girl” and go down that road as part of pushing their agenda.
The video is here:
Sesame Street Jumped the shark in the 1980’s.
The only good shows were in the 70’s when the count was scary, snuffy only lived in Big Bird’s Mind, Mr. Hooper was still alive, and Oscar was one mean SOB.
Kermit and Elmo just painted bulls-eyes on their backs. The libtards will go crazy and try to shut down Sesame. Sesame will cave in time.
When will some future president have the guts to drop PBS and NPR, taxpayer-funded Leftist propaganda outlets, from the federal budget? Taxpayers should never have had to fund these employers-of-last-resort of the likes of Bill Moyers.
Sexualizing children. Disgusting.
Julie Brown for the new millenium.
I heard she was a bust on the show. ;-)
Face like a foot and the bod ain’t that great either.
The Dixie Chicks (what’s left of them) aren’t wanted much of anywhere either...
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Suggestion to liberal ‘entertainers’...keep your mouths shut about politics when your career depends on collecting money from flyover country.
Are you telling me that Oscar turned nice? That's just so WRONG.
I’m amazed at the number of people who continue to sit their children in front of the TV to be entertained, never know what the children are watching and expect a positive outcome.
My goodness! I concurr, NOT GUILTY!!!