The Katy Perry's scene on Sesame Street was put on Youtube before it actually aired. Like every star who appears on Big Bird Lane, she was teaching the kids a lesson that ties back to their own fame. She was singing a modified version of Hot n Cold about playing to cover opposites with Elmo. Maya Angeloo, Norah Jones, Barbara Bush, Anne Hathaway, Wanda Sykes, Tina Fey, Heidi Klum, Michelle Obama, Annette Benning, the Dixie Chicks and many other ladies have paved the way for Ms. Perry. So what's with the recent scandal?
Boobs. Plain and simple, Katy is hot and since it was leaked before it was released, housewives and
Katy is young and perky with some less than subtle music videos. Parents who watch Sesame Street with their children (or at minimum use it as a baby sitter) are typically comprised of a man who would probably do Katy and a woman who thinks that if only she hadn't popped that kid out she'd have Katy's body. Neither of which are necessarily true, but the thought that the former is true makes the latter's affect much more intense.
So all dogging mothers aside, had this clip just aired as planned, I don't think there would be a fraction of the buzz. Alas, it hit the interwebs. With a dozen 24 hour news stations and a million news websites, someone was bound to sensationalize it. By day break, Jim Henson's legacy never knew what hit them.
Could they have chosen a different outfit? Absolutely. Should they have chosen another shirt? Probably. Would there still be an uproar had they done so and it hit Youtube? Absolutely. Once again, think about it. They would have been attacking her provocative lyrics and music videos deeming her an unfit hero for children. I still blame the DP and Producer for Sesame Street more than Katy herself. The camera guy sure could have said something.
Did any one see Neil Patrick Harris in a Fairy Costume?
How bout Howie Mandel demonstrating Ticklish?
Hello? Cheech Freaking Marin on Sesame Street? WTF?
Who else had their clip pulled? Chris Brown right after he beat the crap out of Rhianna.
Why would they allow the clip to be released? Are ratings dropping? Why wouldn't they have just put her in another set of dress up clothes?
Whatever. Here's the video. Tell me what you think. If you think it would affect your children, your cup size better be a C or better.