Katy Perry’s Boobs Deemed Too Big For Big Bird And Co.

September 23, 2010 |  by  |  Entertainment
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The letter of the day is C over on Sesame Street. And it stands for cleavage.

Preacher’s-daughter-turned-sexy-pop-star Katy Perry was slated to appear on the long-running PBS children’s show singing a kid friendly version of her hit Hot N Cold with Elmo, but it got pulled after parents freaked out over Perry’s cleavage-bearing dress.

Well, that pretty much proves that dads are NOT the ones watching Sesame Street with their children these days.

How did these pro-turtleneck parents even find out about this boobalicious episode anyway? Well, earlier this week, a clip leaked on YouTube, where nearly a million people have viewed it. Some didn’t think it was such a big deal. But those that did were loud and clear.

“They’re gonna have to rename it Cleavage Avenue,” complained one peeved parent, probably secretly pleased they could be so clever.

Sesame Street, never one to rock the boat, issued a statement to UsMagazine.com, siding with the angry anti-boob viewers:

Sesame Street has a long history of working with celebrities across all genres, including athletes, actors, musicians and artists. 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. 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. Katy Perry fans will still be able to view the video on YouTube.

It’s not like the kids watching this show haven’t seen boobs before. Frankly, if parents are doing their job, they’ve hopefully seen plenty of cleav in their lives. What’s baffling about this is that Sesame Street has had way weirder and more controversial people on the show in the past. Um, Ice-T, rapper of Cop Killer fame. Or Cheech Marin, pot smoking aficionado. Anyone? Even everyone’s favorite sex-addicted cougar from Sex and the City, Kim Cattrall, came and went with out ruffling a single yellow feather.

Perry and her peeps haven’t released a statement in reaction to this way-blown-out-of-proportion incident. I just watched it and think it’s truly adorable. What do you think?


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  1. I wouldn’t have thought twice about if I’d seen it in on Sesame Street, but then I’m just another by-product of a seriously dysfunctional culture. Plus I know who Katy Perry is and that this *is* actually pretty toned down for her.

    But not every Sesame Street parent is interested in pop culture and you’d think she’d have been advised to tone down the blatant sexuality just-a-bit-more when going on freaking Sesame Street.

    Out of touch with the audience, I’d say. :-P

  2. Exactly – where was the stylist?! No one noticed when they were filming?

  3. I agree: This outfit is ultra conservative for her and, yeah, where was the stylist? Plus, you know this had to get okay’d by the suits in charge. I’m guessing those suits are guys…

  4. All in all, the outfit could be a lot worse, but another inch or two of fabric and the problem is solved, too!

  5. I must agree on both parts. As a mom whose child sometimes watches Sesame Street (and a watcher both now and as a child myself), I think this video is *adorable*. WAY toned-down for Perry, in the lyrics *and* the dress. I agree, as a previous poster noted, “All in all, the outfit could be a lot worse, but another inch or two of fabric and the problem is solved, too!” It would have been SO easy for this to have been a non-issue. Come on; they could even “retouch” in a CGI fabric panel or some such, so that the cute segment can air. This *is* the 21st century. If we can make Angelina Jolie look like top-heavy Lara Croft, we can make Katy Perry look conservative after the fact. Then everybody’s happy (except maybe Katy Perry).

  6. I think they should bring her back with Snoop Dogg and do a PG version of California Gurls.. what would THAT look like!!??


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