Katy Perry may not be everyone’s favorite singer, but imagine that you got a chance to be on Sesame Street and then you got rejected. Sad, right? But watching the video proves that maybe Sesame Street knew best.

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Okay, confession time — I’ve never cared for pop star Katy Perry. I know this is just proof that I am out of touch with the kids and their “scene,” but whatever, I Kissed A Girl was a stupid song and I haven’t cared for any of her music since. The only positive thing to say about Katy Perry is that her songs are rarely catchy enough to get stuck in your head. (Unlike my archnemesis, Miley “Party in the USA” Cyrus.)

That said, I do feel kinda bad for Katy Perry today, as her appearance on an upcoming Sesame Street episode was cut by the show, allegedly because of the level of cleavage on display.

I say this because like any well-brought-up American, I have very fond memories of watching Sesame Street as a kid, and if I were a famous person and I had the opportunity to be on the show, you’re darn right I’d take it. And if I were subsequently rejected by PBS and the Children’s Television Workshop? You’re darn right I’d be miserable.

Perry has posted the cut scene on her YouTube channel, where it’s received almost a million views in just the past day. You know what? Perhaps we’re all better off that our children aren’t watching this. Not because of the cleavage, not because it’s a little weird that Katy Perry is practically assaulting Elmo in a desperate bid to have him to “play dress-up” with her. No, what matters is this: This song sounds dangerously catchy to me.

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  1. This is extremely annoying anyways… So maybe that’s really why they cut it.

  2. I find it ridiculous that these parents would react so negatively to a physical feature. Its just boobs!

    Ridiculous, I say.

  3. nICE role modeL!!!! NOTTTT
    what a whorrrrre showing little kids all over the world your chest! Public figures should realize that kids as well as young woman are going to be looking up to them. And they’ve disgraced hollywood as well as singers!

    just cuz you have boobs does not mean you need to show them to the world and look like a slutbag!

    Sesame Street has lost all respect. they can never redeem themselves! they are a desgrace to America. katy perry is a disgrace to white woman and America. So is lady gaga! they will never redeem themsleves either! they dont even deserve to have their names capitalized!

    1. A secure adult with small child Classy Lady Friday, September 24, 2010

      why are adults making such a big deal of Katy’s bustline? Have any of you seen the commercials run on tv now days. Sex or a refrence to is in most commercials. Katy Perry singing for 1-9 year old kids who know of boobs only as something they don’t have,and some if they were/are lucky know them as sustenence. If you make the female form taboo it will be. My oppinion is jealousy is the major factor here. Breast is best. I wish all small childen could have a better relationship with breasts. Grow up adults please. for your kids if you’re not mature, then how can you raise children to be. By the way ladies do not talk like that. At least not in public. So please show some class. I feel saddness for your children.

  4. I am a mother of seven year old twins, and also the owner of a healthy chest. I would never show them off in this manner! Just think if this were a man waering speedos, it would be considered a jail worthy crime. I think she could have used more tact. I don’t understand why Seasame Street even let her appear in something like that. Bad move on both ends! My kids love her song “California Girls”, but I would not let them watch this episode of Seasame Street.

  5. Hmm..

    Viral video in 3…2…1.

    By the way…kids watching sesame street are not looking at the cleavage. They want to find out where they can get that hat.

  6. Dude, Don’t they approve wardrobe before each episode?

  7. What’s all the fuss? This is the 21st century – why not use a little computer magic and make Katy’s veil longer to cover her assets? I personally think it’s ok the way it is.


  9. You’re all annoying. That’s not even a horrible outfit. Theres commercials on these channels that you should be more worried about. I think its a great outfit to be wearing if you ask me.

    Please send hate mail. :]

  10. Some of the posters here need to grow up. That and read up on child psychology. The little kiddies that watch Sesame Street are nowhere close to puberty. They do not view the world in a sexual way. The only ones fixating on her breasts are the adults. Not the kids.

    And by the time this uproar gets over, that YouTube video will have far greater ratings then Sesame Street and this will have done more for her popularity than if it had appeared on Sesame Street. And, no, it doesn’t matter what you freaking-out parents think since you’d never buy her songs anyway.

    I thought it was cute. She wore stuff like what little girls do when they play dress-up.

    1. Katy Perry is in essence a professional cocktease. That’s her job as much as it is being a singer.

      People like that don’t need to be on Sesame Street. I know what society considers taboo shrinks with each passing year but can we at least draw the line with educational kids programming?

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