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Scandal On Sesame Street

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Scandal On Sesame Street
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Many of us know pop sensation Katy Perry as a sex symbol who sings songs with risque lyrics and often dresses provocatively.  But kids may be getting to know her as something else entirely, just another one of Elmo’s friends on Sesame Street.  

Katy Perry recently shot a segment with Elmo on Sesame Street singing the PG version of the song “Hot N Cold”.  The music video segment was originally supposed to air on television but has so far only made it to Youtube after the video started receiving comments from parents about the way Perry was dressed, revealing too much cleavage.  

Katy Perry was obviously surprised when she took to her Twitter account after hearing news that Sesame Street was cutting her segment from the show.  She writes, “Wow, looks like my play date with Elmo has been cut short.”  While many parents showed their disdain for the singer’s attire, others thought it was no big deal and couldn’t understand why it was being taken out of the show.  

In the music video she is playing dress up with Elmo and is wearing a Tinker Bell dress that is cut in a heart shape at the top revealing some cleavage.  Sesame Street has responded to the negative feedback by withdrawing the segment from the television lineup and releasing a statement.  A rep for Sesame Street says, “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.”  

What do you think of the way Katy Perry was dressed during her Sesame Street segment?

Do you think her attire is inappropriate for a kid’s show?

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  • msfriendly By msfriendly
    09.25.10  

    Even though I think a different dress would have been more appropriate, I don't think it's that big of deal. I thought it was cute and I think any child watching would only think of it as that way too.

  • Rainenight By Rainenight
    09.25.10  

    I just watched the clip on youtube and didn't see the big deal. I mean we grew up watching Wonder Woman who wore less than that and turned out just fine!

  • dhaubner By dhaubner
    09.25.10  

    Have you seen what the put on the ABC family? This should be a non-issue.

  • AWWiTzLEXi By AWWiTzLEXi
    09.24.10  

    I saw nothing wrong with it. People need to grow up!

  • Shelbs By Shelbs
    09.24.10  

    people need to get over, she looked fine. If they had an issue with it why didnt they have her change before they taped it

  • caribe7 By caribe7
    09.24.10  

    I find nothing wrong with her outfit as previous posters said,children do not see things as sex objects and some of the Disney princess's wear less clothing. I would rather my child see this than some of the awful cartoons they have on nowadays.

  • lockliss By lockliss
    09.24.10  

    Come on, like the Little Mermaids outfit is appropriate or Jasmine from Aladdin?? Give me a break, I saw nothing wrong with it.

  • blueiris By blueiris
    09.24.10  

    I dont care for Ms. Perry's fashion statemenst in the first place, but aside from that, she could have used a different costume. A longer, less revealing princess dress would have been a better choice to play dress up with Elmo in. To me, it is teaching our young girls that dressing provacatively is both accepted and encouraged by society. I am more concerned about how it affects how they feel about themselves.

  • mynishantha By mynishantha
    09.24.10  

    The colors she wore would appropriate but unfortunately the dress wasn't -- should have been more coverage (alot more), and perhaps tennis shoes or something!!

  • TsukinoHime By TsukinoHime
    09.24.10  

    I posted this on facebook, but I have to post it again here because that comment about young boys just amazes me... who teaches a child? the parent. Considering kids shouldn't think of breasts in a sexual way (my boys were both breastfed, they think of breasts as just another body part.. like legs, arms etc) I don't think there's anything wrong with a little cleavage. It's people with dirty minds that get bothered by it, not kids. Kids are unselfconscious and they don't look at breasts and get disturbed or embarrassed. people need to relax and realise that first and foremost, breasts are for FEEDING BABIES.

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