Skip to comments.'Sesame Street' Pulls Controversial Katy Perry Duet
Posted on 09/23/2010 5:47:10 PM PDT by Redcitizen
"Sesame Street" started previewing its 41st season on the Web this week, releasing teaser clips featuring stars like Jude Law, Will.i.am, Colin Farrell, and Run-DMC's Reverend Run. One of the shorts, however, got a lot more attention than the rest: a two-and-a-half minute video of pop star Katy Perry singing a reworked version of her 2008 hit "Hot N Cold" with Elmo. The issue: the perception that Perry's outfit wasn't appropriate for a show geared toward children ages one to six.
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He certainly does. I just about lost my lunch when we got the Elmo ‘Family’ vid out of the library. Of course....it had ‘two daddies’. *rolls eyes*
“They’re called boobs, Ed.”
Certainly does, but what was wrong with the KP video? I loved it and would watch it with my [teenage] boys.
That would be a bit too much to take.
Found a nice looking pair of boobies. See #8.
Oh yeah, it’s the decline and fall, just as it was in my day when I was ruined and scarred for life by Ann Margaret’s legs as she subjected me and every other boy to one horrible gyration after another. Man, that was bad. Really bad. Just. Bad.
Good work. Thanks!
She has on more clothes than Elmo.
I agree with you. I didn’t see anything wrong with it for children today. It was fun, she was wearing “dress up cloths” and not showing any more than a kid will see on TV or out on the street today. Sesame Street should never have caved to whoever was putting the pressure on them to pull it. Censorship works both ways and people should never forget that.
Gee Miley Cyrus had more cleavage showing on a music award show. So Katy Perrt had a flesh covered top that coverd the area so the breasts would not come out of them. Living up here in the Up of Michigan there are some ladies that wear clothes that show more cleavage than what was exposed on Seame Street. Okay working in the medical field at times I have to remind the female co-workers that wearing a bra would be nice when working with patients. the problem is American society is getting pretty open about certain aspects that need to be kept under the covers and yes wearing appropriate clothes.
If you watch the video of Elmo and Katy, Elmo was streaking.
But this wasn't censorship. It was self-censorship. There's a difference.
Elmo doesn’t wear clothes. Most babies in diapers hate being in clothes.
There wasn’t outside pressure to censor the particular clip. This was a decision made in-house at the Childrens Television Workshop which produces ‘Sesame Street’.
...And BTW, it wasn't just her cleavage, her skirt was so short I think I could see her herpes too.
I thought the whole routine was pretty harmless and even somewhat cute.
Although I think Elmo must gay to run from Katy Perry.
Sorry but I don’t want my little daughter to be exposed to a tramp and getting the idea that women have to dress like whores. Maybe she wasn’t showing any more than your kids see, but if more traditional parents have to start censoring Sesame Street, then something’s horribly wrong in the world.
Uh, no. Not appropriate for that age group.
But I'm not of that age group. I, uh, liked it. Except for the furry blue guy who kept popping into the scene. He was distracting.
Now if only we could get a shot of Parus major together with Sula nebouxii, perhaps hanging out by some bushes...
(Okay, I'm going to shut up now.)
By the way, you might want to keep them away from Disney movies as well...
Is it just me, or does this gal look like Linda Rohnstadt as a youngster?
I feel like I’m living in a different universe. My husband, daughter (15), and I saw the clip on Fox News and were appalled. When my daughter was young, I watched Sesame Street with her, as with all educational programs except Steve Irwin’s show (I could see his death coming but knew it wouldn’t be on the show.) I was there to change the channel or give an opposing view point. I also learned how to block The Cartoon Network and Disney. Maybe that and homeschooling is why at 15 she is in her 3rd year at the local university. None of us thought her clothes, although slutty, were the big issue. The bigger issues were pushing someone with objectionable values and songs, i.e., child hears song, wants parents to buy album, lyrics were changed, album has quite objectionable lyrics and songs, etc. I think all of us thought it was close to trying to make a porn star acceptable on Sesame Street. We were disgusted. Your mileage may very. Maybe they can redeem themselves by having Lady Gaga explaining how “Disco Stick” is really a pogo stick. /sarc
It just had to be done.
This was great