23 September 2010

Katy Perry: Sesame Street Walker?

Katy Perry performed a duet with the lovable Elmo that was set to air during Sesame Street's upcoming forty-first season. The duet is a parody of her hugely popular song, "Hot And Cold". The problem is, when the preview of the appearance was posted to You Tube, it caused some parents to complain about Perry's attire. The complaint was that Perry was dressed too sexy for a television show aimed and young children. (To be fair, I should point out that Katy is wearing a figure skater-like, flesh-colored mesh top, and is not exactly bare chested.) The outcry prompted Sesame Workshop to pull the video from the show.

Sesame Street is obviously going to do what they can to make sure they continue to produce quality children's television that parents can trust. In my opinion, pulling the video is not a slam at Katy, it is just unfortunate. All she wanted to do was get Elmo to play dress up with her. It's not like she wanted to tell him how much she liked kissing other girls. Too bad they don't re-shoot the video with Katy wearing something a little less revealing because frankly, the song is pretty darn catchy. Much better in my opinion than that horrendous Barney song that has been haunting me since my childhood.

Is Katy dressed inappropriately to be singing with a Muppet recognized by millions of children? You be the judge.

Be Blessed,

SEPTEMBER 24, 2010: 

Katy Perry seems to be making light of her video with Elmo being banned from Sesame Street. She posted the following on her Twitter account: “Wow, looks like my play date with Elmo has been cut short! If you still wanna play see it at www.katyperry.com Tag you're it, Elmo!”

Elmo also seems to have no hard feelings toward Katy. Elmo said the following on ABC's Good Morning America: “Elmo loves Ms. Katy and we had a good time, so we’ll have another play date.”

It's good to see both sides are cool about all of this. Next time, Katy, give me a call before your play date. I have a smoking hot turtleneck you could borrow. ;-)


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