Well…there really is a reality show connection here!
Katy Perry has been a guest judge on both American Idol and X Factor UK, is BFFs with Adam Lambert, and her fiance Russell Brand had a mini-feud with Idol winner Jordin Sparks!
As most of you know, Sesame Street producers will not be airing the cute Katy Perry/Elmo duet “Hot and Cold” on Sesame Street. The classic children’s show decided to pull the clip in the wake of complaints after the duet was posted to You Tube.
The issue is Katy’s cleavage. As if kids have never seen a boobie before. I think it’s a ridiculous. Katy’s dress actually covers her body up to her neck, although part of the dress is sheer. Still, cribbing from a You Tube comment: “I’ve seen Disney princesses dress sluttier.”
This morning, a producer from Sesame Street defended the choice to pull the clip to Good Morning America’s George Stephanopoulis. Bits are pulled, she claimed, if there are enough parent complaints. For instance, after Chris Brown was accused of assaulting his girlfriend Rihanna, a clip the accused R&B star shot was pulled.
Elmo, dropping by to chat, said he loved “Miss Katy” and invited her back to play.
Katy tweeted, “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!, ” and her fiance, Russell weighed in, “today’s Sesame Street will NOT be brought to you by the number 34 or the letter D.”
See the clip and the GMA interview after the jump. What do you think? Was Katy’s outfit inappropriate? Or are the parents who object overreacting?
Video after the JUMP…
Katy Perry Sesame Street Clip
Sesame Street on Good Morning America