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Singer Katy Perry dropped from Sesame Street show
Reuters ^ | Thu Sep 23, 2010 | Sabrina Ford

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.

The singer and her fiance

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: chat; katyperry; moralabsolutes; sesamestreet
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1 posted on 09/23/2010 10:25:37 AM PDT by presidio9
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To: presidio9

I make it a point to keep liberals away from my kids and grandkids for a damned good reason.

They are vile.


2 posted on 09/23/2010 10:27:37 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: presidio9

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


3 posted on 09/23/2010 10:27:49 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: presidio9

Dixie Chicks may be available.


4 posted on 09/23/2010 10:27:57 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: presidio9
Parents don't want these confused perverts entertaining their kids. Parents are becoming more aware of these freaks trying to desensitize their kids.
5 posted on 09/23/2010 10:28:46 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: presidio9

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.


6 posted on 09/23/2010 10:28:56 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: presidio9
TTIWWP


7 posted on 09/23/2010 10:29:57 AM PDT by DigitalVideoDude (It's amazing what you can accomplish when you don't care who gets the credit. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: DigitalVideoDude

The video is here:
http://www.tvweek.com/viral-video/6/


8 posted on 09/23/2010 10:30:29 AM PDT by garyb
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To: presidio9

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.


9 posted on 09/23/2010 10:30:58 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: presidio9

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.


10 posted on 09/23/2010 10:31:06 AM PDT by George from New England (Escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: presidio9

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.


11 posted on 09/23/2010 10:31:15 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: presidio9

Not Guilty

12 posted on 09/23/2010 10:31:27 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: DigitalVideoDude

Sexualizing children. Disgusting.


13 posted on 09/23/2010 10:33:04 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Hodar

Julie Brown for the new millenium.


14 posted on 09/23/2010 10:33:10 AM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: presidio9

I heard she was a bust on the show. ;-)


15 posted on 09/23/2010 10:34:26 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Hodar

Face like a foot and the bod ain’t that great either.


16 posted on 09/23/2010 10:35:05 AM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: Steely Tom

The Dixie Chicks (what’s left of them) aren’t wanted much of anywhere either...

Court Yard Hounds have withdrawn from A Taste of Lilith and have postponed their Australian debut visit.

The group, consisting of Martie Maguire and Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks, has removed themselves from the tour due to a change in the dates. Other performing artists Sarah McLachlan, Kate Miller-Heidke and The Verses will still appear as planned.

http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/news/local/25612/Court-Yard-Hounds-pull-out-of-Lilith

******

Suggestion to liberal ‘entertainers’...keep your mouths shut about politics when your career depends on collecting money from flyover country.


17 posted on 09/23/2010 10:36:28 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: GraceG
...and Oscar was one mean SOB.

Are you telling me that Oscar turned nice? That's just so WRONG.

18 posted on 09/23/2010 10:36:28 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: presidio9; Howie66

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.


19 posted on 09/23/2010 10:38:44 AM PDT by davisfh
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To: Hodar

My goodness! I concurr, NOT GUILTY!!!


20 posted on 09/23/2010 10:41:58 AM PDT by Amerikan_Samurai
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To: Steely Tom

The Essential Dixie Chicks - Make no mistake that the Dixie Chicks infamous falling out with the Bush administration altered the band’s dynamic forever. The brooding, angry ladies behind Not Ready To Make Nice are a far cry from the sassy, cowgals that brought you Sin Wagon.

http://www.calgaryherald.com/entertainment/Disc+Picks/3462851/story.html#ixzz10NJVANZc


21 posted on 09/23/2010 10:42:04 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Kartographer

I loved the parental comment quoted on TMZ - “my kid wants milk now”. LOL.


22 posted on 09/23/2010 10:42:50 AM PDT by rockvillem
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we know that a child learns best when co-viewing with a parent or "care-giver"

The language of the left. EEEWWW!

23 posted on 09/23/2010 10:43:06 AM PDT by Jakarta ex-pat
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To: numberonepal

Are we looking at the same pictures here?

Maybe my standards aren’t all that stringent I guess. lol


24 posted on 09/23/2010 10:43:36 AM PDT by Amerikan_Samurai
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To: presidio9

They dropped Katy Perry? Really??

Oh well. Maybe they can get Mylie Cyrus to appear.

Maybe she’ll even wear underwear.


25 posted on 09/23/2010 10:43:59 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

GLBT?

Only a neanderthal reactionary would use such an exclusionary, marginalizing term as GLBT. Enlightened people realize that the correct term is LGBTSTGNC.


26 posted on 09/23/2010 10:44:01 AM PDT by Flash Bazbeaux
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To: DigitalVideoDude
is that clip supposed to be controversial?
27 posted on 09/23/2010 10:45:16 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: numberonepal

oh my God


28 posted on 09/23/2010 10:46:05 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: presidio9
Katy Perry Pictures, Images and Photos

Not guilty as long as the volume is turned wayyyyy down.

29 posted on 09/23/2010 10:46:54 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: presidio9

What on earth were they thinking to have this woman on their show, and then to allow her to dress as she did? Who is in charge there?


30 posted on 09/23/2010 10:47:01 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: davisfh
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.

how about the ones that turn their child over to the teacher unions for 12 years and expect them to come out thinking that Communism is bad.

31 posted on 09/23/2010 10:47:06 AM PDT by Gordon Pym (2+2=4)
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To: kcvl

Court Yard Hounds were the two taller attractive Dixie Chicks?

The fat loud mouth lib one married to a moo-slim looks like she turned dyke. I think the other two girls were not totally on board with the ranting.

Reminds me of David Crosby and The Byrds when they threw him out for ranting at the Monterey Pop Festival.

The Dixie Chicks really destroyed their career. Do any country stations play their crap anymore? I thought most stations dropped them like a lead balloon.


32 posted on 09/23/2010 10:47:06 AM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: davisfh
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.

how about the ones that turn their child over to the teacher unions for 12 years and expect them to come out thinking that Communism is bad.

33 posted on 09/23/2010 10:47:15 AM PDT by Gordon Pym (2+2=4)
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To: presidio9

Who cares about cleavage? I’d be more concerned about exposing my kids to crappy, cookie-cutter pop music.


34 posted on 09/23/2010 10:48:36 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Actually, the song pretty much offends the GLBT community because it’s not really supportive of that lifestyle at all.

Katy has admitted that she wrote it just to seem edgy, cool and controversial as she was becoming popular.

Lots of her music appears to be written “for effect” if you will.


35 posted on 09/23/2010 10:48:42 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: presidio9

Katy is unconcerned all the way to the bank.


36 posted on 09/23/2010 10:50:27 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: ltc8k6

I thought Jill Sobule wrote that song? There’s two songs with the same name?


37 posted on 09/23/2010 10:53:05 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Frantzie
Court Yard Hounds were the two taller attractive Dixie Chicks?

They didn't break up the Dixie Chicks. Natalie didn't feel like going into the studio and the other 2 did so they just took another name. The Chicks reunited to tour with The Eagles but that flopped and most of their shows got canceled due to poor ticket sales. They placed most of the blame for that on The Eagles for trying to sell high-priced tickets in a down concert market but I'm sure having an unpopular supporting act didn't help their cause.

38 posted on 09/23/2010 10:57:51 AM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: GraceG
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.

And Cookie Monster ate nothing but cookies!

39 posted on 09/23/2010 10:59:00 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (There is no more Recession! It is now to be called "Economic Climate Destruction")
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To: GraceG
"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."

Ditto!

40 posted on 09/23/2010 10:59:35 AM PDT by JWinNC (www.anailinhisplace.net)
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To: presidio9

I grew up watching the Betty Boop cartoons on TV my Dad and Grand-dad watched at the theaters.

Granted it was a cartoon, but she was all about cleavage, short skirts and a well placed garter. I don’t feel it had an adverse effect on my growing up. I think it’s much ado...


41 posted on 09/23/2010 10:59:35 AM PDT by bleach (Sarah, Wake me in 2012)
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To: Hodar

That joke is so over.


42 posted on 09/23/2010 11:00:55 AM PDT by donna (Synonyms: Feminism, Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism, Islam-ism)
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To: bleach

Look at the world today - it did have a bad effect.


43 posted on 09/23/2010 11:02:10 AM PDT by donna (Synonyms: Feminism, Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism, Islam-ism)
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To: presidio9

This is a problem? The controversy is one step above forcing burqas. If you take your kid to the mall, beach, swimming pool or most public events, you’ve seen a lot worse.


44 posted on 09/23/2010 11:02:44 AM PDT by garbanzo (Government is not the solution to our problems. Government is the problem.)
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To: Frantzie

Most, if not all, country stations still do not play music from The Dixie Chicks. Here in Dallas, the program director of one of the country stations was the first to pull their music after Natalie Maines opened her mouth. Ms. Maines opened her mouth and torpedoed what WAS an awesome career for that trio.

I liked their music, but I steadfastly REFUSE to buy or listen to their music now. I would rather listen to the dulcet tones of Mark Levin, The Great One.


45 posted on 09/23/2010 11:03:14 AM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

The Eagles are more dope smoking idiots. Frey and Henley are big libs. Their music su*ks big time. Earwash.


46 posted on 09/23/2010 11:06:47 AM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Hodar
Not *slobber* guilty *slobber*
47 posted on 09/23/2010 11:11:32 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Obama, Pelosi and Reid - the Trio of Twits)
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To: Frantzie

I have a farm/country station on all the time and I have not heard the Dixie Chicks since they put so much poo on the floor and rolled around in it. In fact I have never even heard of them since then.


48 posted on 09/23/2010 11:11:45 AM PDT by handmade
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To: presidio9

It is amusing what people get their knickers in a twist about.

My take: Katy Perry is cute in a girl next door kind of way, even though she’s anything but. There’s a place for toss away pop music, and she provides just that. And she’s handsomely rewarded for her efforts. The outfit? Just doesn’t seem too far out of bounds to me. Kids won’t notice, and their dads will like it.


49 posted on 09/23/2010 11:12:06 AM PDT by brownsfan (D - swift death of the republic, R - lingering death for the republic.)
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To: bigredkitty1

Yup. I mean they took a match and immolated their career. They were huge in the C&W charts.

I do not listen to Country but I found the number for the local station. This was just after the little fat one open her big mouth. I called up and in a good ole boy voice said “I don’t want to hear them damn Dixie Chicks ever again.” They said thanks.

I think Natalie shortly after that rubbed salt into the wound and said “we do not need country fans.” She is a real brainiac. They had some libs show up for their shows for a short time.


50 posted on 09/23/2010 11:13:36 AM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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