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Katy Perry song banned from Sesame Street Season 41

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by ssetta, Sep 23, 2010.


Should Katy Perry's song been cut from Sesame Street?

  1. Yes

    29 vote(s)
  2. No

    109 vote(s)

  1. SpinneyBigBird1

    SpinneyBigBird1 Well-Known Member

    Katy actually did poke fun at the situation in the very first sketch. She appeared as a sixteen-year-old girl who reads to little children at the public library who developed over the summer, with her breasts bulging out of an Elmo tee on a Bronx Beat sketch with Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph.
  2. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Perry's low-cut front is covered in flesh-colored mesh and she's not falling out of it in the least. I still don't see the big deal. :confused:
  3. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    You know, how come noone complained when the US military was using the Sesame Street theme song used in torture sessions in Iraq?
    Talk about Joe Raposo rolling in his grave.
  4. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I find Zoey Deschanel way hotter, and a better singer
  5. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I wonder what the point was of having her wear a flesh-colored bodysuit over her chest. It's not like kids would notice.
  6. mbmfrog

    mbmfrog Well-Known Member

    I hate to say it, but can I remind people of the Kobe Bryant scandel back in '00s and we already had him as a guest star on the show. :(

    I mean you don't see anyone complaining about him, do you?
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    What he did was alleged. He was never convicted of it, and honestly, it's really hard to tell if celebrities actually DO these things, or some greedy spotlight hog is trying to frame them. I tend to give people in that situation the benefit of the doubt now until it had been proven that they pulled such acts. Look what happened with Michael Jackson. Even I believed it for the longest time. Besides, I absolutely hate the culture's attitude towards sports heroes. We put these people on pedestals and then when someone does something stupid, we treat them as if they're monsters. You can't build a Frankenstein and then chase him with pitchforks when he goes wrong.
  8. muppet maniac

    muppet maniac Well-Known Member

    Take a look at this promotional artwork by Jack Davis for the 1974 special Out to Lunch:


    Notice something?

    And what about this scene from episode 102 of The Muppet Show:


    Still think kids won't ever see cleavage in their lives? And would they even give a carp about it?

    Very funny Rainbow Connection parody talking about this:

  9. Quesal

    Quesal Well-Known Member

    The song itself is great! Just have Katy do the bit again in less "skanty" clothes to please the parents and everyone will be happy I'd say
  10. RockSTAR girl

    RockSTAR girl Well-Known Member

    Just watched it, its cute and all BUT the dress in my opinion is inappropriate. I truly believe young girls see outfits like this on tv and think it is ok to aspire to dress like that, that is why someone can go outside and see people dressed similarly. Katy has in fact been seen wearing more, just google Katy Perry images and you'll find tons of figure flattering dresses she has worn that do not expose her cleavage to that degree. Its not Katys fault though, it falls on the wardrobe department. Also, that dress on another woman, probably would not have been so "showy". They did not know how to dress Katy's figure. Regardless, I am glad they pulled it. Its nice to see some social responsibility from a tv show.
    I also dont think that everyone on the internet should be hating on these mothers who made their opinions known. They are just sharing that they find the video to a certain degree offensive. If you have kids and you think that they should see this video, great for you, you can pull it up for them on youtube.
  11. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I'm confused. Since when do girls in the Sesame Street age target audience dress themselves? :confused:

    I'm sure there are bad parents who would dress their children inappropriately just like there are bad parents intent on spoiling anything fun on Sesame Street. :p
  12. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Well with the Bryant case, it was well beyond established that Kobe's only crime was infidelity and cheating on his wife. The woman in question had concocted a scheme with her boyfriend the whole scheme, which was pretty much exhaustively proven. Not that celebs don't do such bad things.

    With Pee Wee, to me that's a real tragedy. Pee Wee Herman was one of the most recognizable and best things about the 80's, yet because of one private incident that wasn't even really an incident his whole life and career was destroyed.
  13. tiggergirl19

    tiggergirl19 Well-Known Member

    I liked it. Elmo was even singing parts of the song. Who's not to say that kids won't sing the song? I loved it! It was more than what they do when they get a singer on. It was totally fun! What's wrong with some clevage being shown? Both me and my mom think that kids see that much clevage when their with their moms. What's so bad about Katy Perry? I would say nothing. She's doing songs that most female singers haven't thought do sing. She's a trailbrailzer, like Mariah Carey.:rolleyes:
  14. wattsnest

    wattsnest New Member

    I'm not a Katie Perry fan, but her songs are catchy. My kids are a bit old for Sesame Street, but I am a life-long fan although I don't care too much for the recent version.

    I think it would have been better if they'd left out the leg shots, then it would have been okay. She's a cute girl and obviously is enjoying herself, the song was harmless (not very original or creative, but harmless all the same). I did notice immediately that her breast didn't seem as big as in other press I've seen of hers, plus I watcher her on SNL the other night and they totally played it up.

    Sesame Street is an international institution. Henson has always been provocative and walking a very tight line - that's why I love the Muppets. When I was a kid Grover told Madeline Khan that she had soft breasts in the "Sing Like I Sing" skit.
  15. zgystardst

    zgystardst New Member

    I'm a guy and this expresses my feelings exactly.
  16. LamangoNumber2

    LamangoNumber2 Well-Known Member

    So...what exactly was the problem with that video?
  17. Gabey8

    Gabey8 New Member

    This is my opinion... the song was fine, but her outfit was too risque for a program that's aimed at preschoolers. It's a judgement call that, really, ought to have been made before the cameras started rolling.

    The perfect compromise would be to re-shoot the video with a more modest outfit.
  18. Brinatello

    Brinatello Well-Known Member

    Katy looked like Tinker Bell with a bit too much exposure and parents went into an uproar. And besides, what happened to private screenings to children for honest feedback? Do they not do that anymore?
  19. Odannyboy

    Odannyboy New Member

    I think Katy and Elmo are incredibly cute together in this video. I see nothing wrong with it. That's just my opinion, though.
  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member


    Seriously. To think this will turn your kid into some sort of pervert or **** is the most offensive thing about this. And really... remember 5 years ago when 3 year olds were wearing Playboy bunny shirts, and bumping and grinding to all sorts of music and NO ONE batted an eye? That was the time to be outraged.

    Seriously, I see NO social responsibility in pulling this segment. I only see kow towing and bowing down to a bunch of disorganized internet web whines, quite possibly from people who spend all their free time whining about videos for the sake of saying "Where's the imaginary outrage and the greedy corrupt wackos that pretend to make us feel safe?" They're doing this ONLY to prevent massive groups from writing letters to no body who really cares who only react because they're afraid of bad press. Imagine if SW bowed down this fast for having an integrated neighborhood in 1969. Besides, the freakin' ladybugs that were crawling on Elmo on today's episode looked EXACTLY like nips and no one filled up switch boards.

    And we all have to get real here... SW made her wear a body stocking that not only covered her up, but even made it appear that she's not well endowed as it were. I'm pretty sure they DID indeed have screenings and debated among the crew saying "You think this is appropriate?" "I don't see all that wrong with it. She's wearing basically a flesh toned suit underneath there." No one complained then, no one spoke up, they all felt the four most naughty bits were covered up (not saying what they were). Least she wasn't wearing low rise jeans or pants down to the ankles (which I don't understand at all). Nor did she even show her belly button. Jasmine from Aladdin showed a LOT more, and cartoon or otherwise they DO make Jasmine costumes.

    What I want to know is how many actual complaints did they really get before they chickened out last minute. Like what? 10? Bet the rest of it was just spam too.

    Y' see... South Park was right when they did the Michael Jackson episode. Some times they just wanna make these big time rich celebrities look like crooks to make themselves feel better about making a fifth of their daily paycheck in their lifetime.

    Pee Wee? I'm glad he's back. There is NO greater feeling of happiness that he didn't kill the character in shame. Yet, I'm sure they keep hiring sex offenders with child porn to coach kiddy soccer games and NO ONE knows about it until it's too late. Then they wind up getting rehired. And I'm not even going to get into the Catholic priest scandal.

    Again, she's wearing something that's not even all that worse from a Disney princess that SW argued her down to a body stocking that really constricts her figure. She did NOT show anything off, she did NOT bump and grind, she did not even appear in the segment with an actual child. Any of that and I'd fully agree. And I agree with whoever said it, I see some mothers wearing some PRETTY overly flattering attire. Especially married women who want to show it off. Something about that is WRONG.

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