Apparently Katy Perry is too sexy to live on Sesame Street. Sesame Workshop, the producers of Sesame Street, have decided to pull a skit featuring the popular songstress singing a rendition of her hit “Hot & Cold” with fuzzy pal Elmo from the broadcast schedule over concerns from parents over the revealing outfit that Katy Perry wears during the skit. Apparently, several parents and parenting groups have branded the singers dress “inappropriate”. While the clip will not be featured on Sesame Street, it will remain live on Katy Perry’s. OMG on Yahoo goes on to explain that Sesame Street is written on two levels, for kids and adults.
The interesting thing about the move to ban Katy Perry and Elmo playing tag from the show but not eliminate the video all together seems like a clever ploy or publicity stunt to get the Sesame Street name into rotation. For the record, Perry is wearing a figure skater like flesh tone mesh outfit and is not bearing a huge amount of cleavage. Of course, it matters little when the fabric seems to be pretty see-through. However, the possibility of this be a way to drum up some press for the show seems to be a long shot given the wholesome nature of Sesame Street. The show has been around for decades and generally attempts to forgo any type of controversy altogether. It is a children’s show after all and not on in Prime Time, and is likely just the producers pandering to the folks being critical of Perry’s attire. One thing that everyone kind of misses in these situations is that when things get banned viewership tends to spike.
Still, viewers looking to view the clip can check in out on her website or her Youtube Channel. After checking out the short video, parents can then decide for themselves on whether or not it is suitable for the kids. Of all the things Katy Perry has done, she likely never imagined a game of tag with Elmo would garner as much as attention as it is getting. The singer will likely take it in stride, and Sesame Street has been around far too long to be seriously affected. In fact, they both have only additional exposure to gain.