Saucy pop starlet Katy Perry is known for her racy music videos, suggestive song lyrics, and engagement to potty-mouthed comedian Russell Brand. Admittedly, this does not exactly make her a child-friendly star, despite the fact that millions of kids adore her and she even hosted the Teen Choice Awards this year. However, a segment she recently taped for "Sesame Street," in which she warbled a remake of her hit "Hot And Cold" with furry friend Elmo, seemed totally toddler-appropriate. Or so we thought...
Apparently not all the moms and dads out there surfing YouTube agreed that Katy's clip was totally G-rated. When a video of Katy's "Sesame Street" performance--which was shot back in March and scheduled to air on New Year's Eve--was posted on "Sesame Street's" official YouTube page this week, some concerned parents felt her bustier top was too revealing (although, it should be noted, her upper chest was not actually bare, but covered with pale mesh). And many viewers left angry comments, some of which are unprintable and, ironically, much more offensive than the clip itself.
So according to TMZ, "Sesame Street" producers have now decided not to air the song after all, even though it's clearly popular (as of this writing, it has received approximately 1.25 million views during the two and a half days it's been on YouTube). Katy and Elmo's duet will only be seen online.
Watch Katy's "Sesame" song below. Do you think it is unsuitable viewing for pre-schoolers?