This video of Katy Perry singing Hot ‘N Cold while playing dress up with Elmo was released on YouTube before being aired on Sesame Street. Apparently, parents were outraged by the provocative attire she was wearing. Now, if you look closely at her top, there is mesh (flesh color obviously) that goes all the way up to her neck line and sleeve areas.
Sesame Street issued the following statement, “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.”
I have a 2 year old son and to be perfectly honest with you, I highly doubt he would be interested in Katy’s dress. Now, he would rock it out to the song and laugh at Elmo running around (note, Elmo is not wearing pants). BUT, on the other hand, I can see why some would be outraged by this particular dress selected for a preschool educational show.
I’m just curious, do you think people are blowing this out of proportion? Sesame Street has always been a wholesome educational show for children, so I personally think they made the right decision not to air the video. I only hope Katy returns and tapes a new segment with more conservative attire.