Katy Perry‘s play date with “Sesame Street” has been canceled! A video of Katy and Elmo made it onto YouTube this week where she sings a cleaned-up version of “Hot N Cold” about wanting to play dress-up with her furry red friend. But then someone at The Sesame Workshop started reading the internet commenters’ complaints.It seems the people of America, including parents, have penned angry comments on YouTube over the lack of fabric in her dress-up clothes. According to TMZ, her girls are covered in sheer mesh on top, but the hubbub was enough for The Sesame Workshop to go “cold” on Katy. In a statement, they wrote:
“‘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.”
Specifically, the video can be found on Katy Perry’s YouTube channel, not “Sesame Street”‘s.
That’s America for you: ever vigilant about the sartorial choices of pop stars singing with puppets.