Katy Perry Outfit Inappropriate For Sesame Street?
The Katy Perry / Elmo / Sesame Street Scandal!
A Katy Perry musical segment has been pulled from the children's show Sesame Street because of complaints that her outfit is too revealing for a program aimed at children aged between one and six.
Katy Perry performed a toned down version of her hit song Hot 'n' Cold, in a duet with Sesame Street's Elmo, wearing a yellow number with a plunging cleavage. It was later noted that the outfit also included an ice skater's style mesh top in a flesh-like colour.
Once the clip had been released for preview, the producers received complaints from (some) parents about how much Katy Perry was revealing, not only to Elmo, but also to the eyes of all those drooling preschoolers.
So, what do you think? Were the producers right in editing this clip out of Sesame Street, or have these preschoolers been witness to worse at your local Wal-Mart?
Katy Perry's Revealing Sesame Street Clip?
Here is the offending video clip starring Katy Perry along with Elmo. What's your take?
The Producers' Statement
Sesame Street Pulls Katy Perry Video
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 caregiver. We also value our viewers' opinions and particularly those of parents.
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 Katy Perry / Sesame Street Debate
Was it right to cut this segment from Sesame Street?
Katy Perry Lamina Framed Poster
Katy Perry's Outfit: Appropriate!
In the Blue Corner...
*Don't see anything wrong it it myself... She's wearing far more than some people do out on the streets. Pity they pulled it - I think it's really well done.
*Haha you serious? You can't see anything! Kids would see more walking down the street in summer than in this
*I've watched it. Seriously, what is wrong with the Sesame Street producers for pulling this? there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING sexual or revealling in this film clip.
*Seriously.... What child would be looking at her in that way... Don't know about everyone else but when I was watching Sesame Street I was watching it for Bert and Ernie or the letter of the day!!! Any child that is even able to comprehend what she is wearing could do an internet search and find a lot more revealing outfits of Katy Perry...
*From what I can see of that dress. it seems to be a lot like Tinkerbell's dress or The Little Mermaid's top.
Totally inappropriate. Elmo is completely naked. What were they thinking letting Elmo run around completely nude?
Katy Perry's Outfit: Inappropriate!
In the Red Corner...
*This is great news.The culture of children's TV is changing and I'm not liking it one little bit! Where are the cartoons we used to enjoy watching back in the day. Let children's TV just be for children, rather than celebrities just representing themselves!
*A wise decision. Why she or the producers of the clip thought her outfit was ever appropriate is beyond me, it's tv for young children, not adolescent males. I think that if they want to use her fine, but make sure she dresses appropriately next time. The sad thing is that there had to be complaints in the first place. Commonsense has been abandoned well and truly into today's society.
*Totally appropriate if you don't mind your kids dressing the same way when they play dress ups, or giggling together because they can see 'boobies'. Children's TV needs a swift kick up the backside - or more to the point, parents do because they are the ones allowing their kids to be 'dumbed down' and 'sexed up' by television.
*I'm the first to admit that I'm pretty open to women wearing clothing that reveals a bit of cleavage (as I do!), but that dress is showing just too much for a children's program!
*For goodness sake, this is a children's program! She even runs with her arms across her chest - just in case they jump out!
Sesame Street, TV Poster from 2003 Giclee Print
What Do I Think? : View My Response Here
- Katy Perry's Sesame Street Attire Is TOTALLY UNNECESSARY
My response is included at the excellent blog: Music and Movie Treasures By Brenda.
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