Thursday, September 23, 2010

Katy Perry/Elmo Video 'Too Hot' For 'Sesame Street'

After the folks at Sesame Street put a Katy Perry "Hot and Cold" video on YouTube -- where Perry chases Elmo around a set -- they didn't anticipate the reaction they'd get from parents: Distinctly cold.

The Huffington Post ran an excerpt of the statement released by the Street's honchos which said, in part:

"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 You Tube 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 You Tube."

What do you think? Is Perry's ensemble too much for the toddler set?


Shain said...

Doesn't look like a big deal to me. Seems overblown.

Meredith O'Brien said...

Her outfit wasn't as bad as it could've been. It wasn't, for example, made out of steak a la Lady Gaga.