Was Katy Perry too sexy for Sesame Street?
September 23rd, 2010
11:41 AM ET

Was Katy Perry too sexy for Sesame Street?

“Sesame Street” has said "yes" and then "no" to Katy Perry’s appearance on the iconic children’s TV show after parents reportedly complained the star's outfit revealed a bit too much of her cleavage.

The 25-year-old singer stopped by “Sesame Street” to make a kid-friendly music video of "Hot N Cold" with Elmo, which made rounds on the Web earlier this week. The song itself was cleaned up for kids, but it seems that to some parents, her clothing wasn't.

According to TMZ, Sesame Workshop received complaints like, "You can practically see her [expletive]," and "they're gonna have to rename it cleavage avenue."

In a statement, a rep for Sesame Workshop said that the show “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.”

The show uses celebrities and parody segments to grab the interest of adults “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,” the statement went on.

“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,” the statement concluded.

In response, Perry’s rep has also released a statement: "Katy enjoyed working with Sesame Street, Kevin Clash and playing dress up with Elmo. You can view all the fun at www.katyperry.com."

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  5. WF

    The way I see it, Sesame Streets main audience is comprised of kids that just kicked the mommy juice, so I figure it would at least be nostalgic for them.

    October 21, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. JC

    Katy Perry is a ho just like Beyonce and Riana and Aguilera and Keisha and Lady GG (the two biggest hos). Wouldn't it be nice if women could show us thier talent instead of thier crotches and chests? Todays music for the most part sucks. No talents showing sus thier parts.

    October 18, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  7. coyote1976

    u know im sorry my kids wont even watch sesame stree its so outdated anymore anyway and as far as katy perry yea a very wrong choice to be on a kids show when we all no she sings and dances and even looks like she has been around the block more times than once and i dont mean sesame stree either

    September 29, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. khocolatemoose

    I mean really? Do people not have enough to do, so they have to call a show and complain about the wardrobe? It isn't that bad, plus I bet your kid had no clue about the status of Katy Perry's special parts, they were busying enjoying their favorite tv show. Lighten up, please.

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    September 26, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Rai

    You know, the complaints about Ms. Perry's appearance crack me up. The target audience–the pre-K set–is not likely to notice much about what she's wearing besides the fact that it kind of looks like the dress on a Happy Meal Barbie. If for some reason there're seven- or eight-year-olds watching, then yes, there might be some reactions.

    Her outfit looks like a classic Barbie doll get-up. Nothing particularly offensive. Could have perhaps used an inch more fabric, but not something to start cursing a blue streak about.

    September 25, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  10. SHUREE


    September 25, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Tracy

    They should not have filmed Katy Perry for the show solely because she is gross. Her music is as grotesque as her face.

    September 25, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. w myers

    One more inch of fabric and this would have been a non-issue. Is that too much to ask to not offend parents?

    Just because every other TV program broadcasts trash does not mean Sesame Street should too.

    September 25, 2010 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
  13. CATom

    Katy Perry has great boobs both my son (6) and I (37) agree. Thanks for the softcore sesame street.

    September 24, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Peachy

    Someone tell the folks at Walt Disney World to get their Princess Jasmine and Ariel actresses to cover up while we're at it. SCANDALOUS. AVERT THINE EYES. /sarcasm

    September 24, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Commuter Girl

    This reminds me of the “Bert and Ernie secretly portray a gay couple” controversy of about 18 years ago. Get real, I watched the video, it was adorable. It was filmed back in March and no objections for the last 6 month. But – the conservatives have spoken, and Sesame Street complied… too bad, I guess today’s lesson for our youth is “tis better to be popular than right”.

    September 24, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  16. i love jacob smith


    September 24, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  17. john smith


    September 24, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  18. why the fuss?

    Some commercials preschool kids see are worse than what Ms. Perry is wearing and quite frankly until mentioned I was noticing her facial expressions and not what she was wearing. The kids would have loved this segment and shame on Sesame Street for listening to a few misguided complaints.
    The show is about education and fun. The show was certainly fun and as far as education goes the kids are listening to the songs more than looking at what one person is wearing. For heaven's sake they have been showing Miss Piggy in far less for years.
    Get a grip people that are complaining, there is worse in your childrens' lives to be concerned about than what a celebrity wears on a television show that you are at complete and total liberty of turning OFF.

    September 24, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • w myers

      "there is worse in your childrens' lives to be concerned about".................... You are right, but maybe this is a good place to start evaluating what our kids are subjected to by media companies.

      September 25, 2010 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  19. Ron

    WE DON'T DESERVE THIS PLANET. They are BREASTS and all mammals have them! Right?! Hers are nice but give each other a break – Guess what! Its not a large contributor to the decline of civilization – NARROW MINDS are!!

    September 24, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  20. Ben

    Yes, human body is beautiful and not bad. Yes, you can see worse at the pool and on other TV channels. But, that is only one part of the argument. The other part is totally being missed by so many addicts above b/c 1) they were either so desensitized that they are only turned on by truly graphic images or 2) They were hoping for Katy's "wardrobe malfunction". Katy's dress teaches the objectification of women on, of all things, a child's education show. Anyone who has taken psychology 101or has had kids, knows that children learn through observation and imitation. That is why there is age appropriate material for children. Katy's, in your face, objectification is not age appropriate for children of Sesame Street viewing age.

    September 24, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  21. 1jimmyhoffa


    September 24, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  22. Bill

    What's the problem. It was a really cute video

    September 24, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  23. #1 fan

    its not a big deal, i mean i have a 6 yearold cousin and he was just dancing to the music. its not like toddlers and pre-kers understand the problem.DUH!!!!

    September 24, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  24. rockinfreakshow

    i dnt think it wuz dat innapropriet. i show my cleavege all d time!!

    September 24, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  25. ryan mccune

    im in 7th grade in the computer room and doing research on some recent news with class to have fun so i clicked on this topic and i think that commercials on t.v. are worse then this..... like victoria secret and all these other things... this is nothing.... AM I RIGHT?

    September 24, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  26. Delores W

    Puritan hysteria is alive and well. Don't these people have anything better to do? Katy looked adorable. How silly of Sesame Street to cave into lunacy.

    September 24, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  27. Michael

    I always find it amazing that the same people who complain about government interference in their lives are always the first to ask the government to step in and censor TV, because god forbid they get involved in their children's lives. TV is not a babysitter people. Don't like it, change the channel. There's about 500 other ones to watch.

    September 24, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  28. Marcus

    It is the mom who has 8 children, who wears a dress to her toes, and a collar to her ears, and her husband keeps her in the kitchen...

    Please religious prudes go back to your convent and keep your "morals" to yourself – I would rather my son watch Katy Perry than watch Pastor Terry Jones threaten to burn a "Koran"...

    September 24, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  29. Packing Wood

    Oscar isn't grouchy anymore,,,,,I wonder why he's carrying around a bottle of lotion and a towel?!?!?!?!

    September 24, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  30. nick

    Elmo was completely NAKED! Nobody complained about that!

    September 24, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  31. CdnMa

    It's getting increasingly difficult to find a celebrity that is actually entirely appropriate for Sesame Street. Media and "entertainment" has pushed the boundary on what's appropriate anymore. As well, inappropriate material has been showing up in kids' shows for a long time now under the guise of entertaining an adult co-viewer. Let's face it, many kids are watching these programs alone and many parents use them as an electronic babysitter.

    I'm the parent of a toddler and an educator. Although I think her outfit is inappropriate for a kids' show, I wouldn't necessarily make a huge stink about it. I would just think that her stylist needs to give their head a shake. My daughter won't be scarred for life because Katy Perry dressed a certain way nor will she really learn much from watching the segment with Elmo. It's entertainment and she's watching Elmo - not Katy. It's up to a responsible parent to teach kids about what is appropriate or not (and it seems there aren't many parents who take this job seriously anymore).

    I think we need to be more concerned about the fact that many adults can't spell or use punctuation correctly. I mean, these people are often parents and will have more of a lasting effect on their kids than Katy Perry.

    September 24, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  32. JakesMommy

    I cannot believe there is an issue with this...Has anyone taken a good look at Miss Piggy? Katy Perry in this video is adorable, and fully acceptable. The parents that have an issue with this are the same parents that won't let their children watch Animaniacs or any other intelligent cartoons. Find something new to complain about. You are the reasons this generations children are getting dumber and dumber.

    September 24, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  33. rainsrubies

    I do think that was a bit much for Sesame Street, but you do see kids get exposed to worse things than boobs on tv. Flip on some of the shows on the Disney Channel nowadays...you're going to have a blast with the stuff in them.

    September 24, 2010 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  34. Susie

    Maybe she could've worn a clown suit, complete with big red nose, floppy shoes...etc, you get the picture. Even in her vids, she comes off as a clown, imho....

    September 24, 2010 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  35. usafbiker

    If they let her wear that outfit...I'D watch Sesame Street again!!

    September 24, 2010 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  36. Daddio

    I don't get it. Folks getting all torqued up over her dress and yet, Sesame Street is going to have 'Snookie' from Jersey Shore on there??? I would rather have Katy in her dress than the drunk, materialistic ho Snookie.

    September 24, 2010 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  37. Bob Magee

    The thought police strikes again. gee...wouldn't want a woman who did a really sweet, kid-friendly segment to be featured on a kid's show and make it relevant again, would we? Hell, CTW's trying to make Cookie Monster PC, too...saying he can't always have cookies.

    Can we just PLEASE let kids be kids...see something fun and learn in the process? The lesson kids learned with this was that women should be ashamed of their bodies...and that busybody adults can do really stupid things to a kid's show. Great life lesson.

    September 24, 2010 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  38. Drew

    Sesame Street likely had to yank it not because they were concerned about the kids, but rather because they were concerned about the parents. It is, after all, the parents who donate to PBS and buy the merchandise. As many others have already noted, the kids for the most part woudn't have thought anything of a lady playing dressup in an outfit like that. It's "grown up clothes".

    September 24, 2010 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  39. BigNutz

    This country is so stuck up and over protective of these kids. Hey guess what, boobs are part of what make women beautiful, they ain't going away. Some little kid would not have even noticed this! It's the human body, get over it. You protect them from everything, they are going to fall on thier faces when they get out on their own.

    September 24, 2010 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  40. r

    The outfit was too revealing. Simple. The executive producer of Sesame Street is obese. More Serious.

    September 24, 2010 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  41. JoeJoe9

    What a joke. Censorship is alive and well. Wouldn't want children to see her as a female that has breasts, because boobs are bad for children's dirty little minds. I think they need to have all women dress like Taliban women and cover everything except their faces, so that children aren't exposed or learn about female body parts ever. We need to hide the secret that women have breasts, otherwise children at young ages will start going around looking for mommy's boobies. some peoples mentality is hilarious.

    September 24, 2010 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  42. Billshut

    I bet she wasn't too dirty for Oscar the Grouch!! Woot!!

    September 24, 2010 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  43. Ballz

    1 + 1 = boobies

    September 24, 2010 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  44. Joe citizen abroad

    Like preschoolers have never seen a breast!

    September 24, 2010 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  45. Schwartzy

    Does it surprise anyone. Katy Perry is another product of little talent but looks good and does outrages things so she's easily marketable! No one would give her the time of day if she did not have a nice body.

    I guarantee she lip-syncs all her live shows...that to me, tells me you have no true natural talent. Just like most of the music shoved down our child's throats today. Long live Rock and even Country at least they have some musical talent!

    September 24, 2010 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  46. Jsmith

    Two things: I don't see anything dirty here, but I also never heard of Katy Perry, so she'll get some advertising out of this she wouldn't have gotten otherwise. Clearly she's the winner here.

    September 24, 2010 at 6:14 am | Report abuse |

    Let's learn how to spell today kiddies!

    "H" – "O" : HO
    "T" – "A" : "TA-TA"

    THIS from the child of TWO Christian ministers? Sesame Street DID the right thing!

    September 24, 2010 at 4:58 am | Report abuse |
  48. T1Brit

    Most of the viewers of Sesame Street have only recently given up sucking on breasts.

    September 24, 2010 at 4:57 am | Report abuse |
  49. Amy

    I think there is far too much female flesh being shown so yes I think it was the correct thing to do. Why don't they show more male flesh such as tight Speedos more often? They also need to show more total male frontal nudity for more than a second or two (perhaps several moments) and much less nude women to even the score for all the women they have exposed.

    September 24, 2010 at 4:09 am | Report abuse |
  50. scotts13

    What could possibly be more kid friendly than breasts? Who the heck are the things FOR?

    September 24, 2010 at 3:40 am | Report abuse |
  51. Jorge Pantoja

    That type of material is seen all over television (even on channels that are not blocked) , the beach, public family water parks, and just about any public place you go to now a days.
    I think any child that watches Sesame Street is too young to even understand what the conservative parents saw as inappropriate; I do not see what the big deal is I mean she was fully clothed.
    I surprised that these conservative parents let their kids watch TV at all or let them out of the house considering they are so concerned about what type of material they are watching; they should isolate them completely if that's the case.

    September 24, 2010 at 3:35 am | Report abuse |
  52. Moleculo

    It's OK for kids to run around naked and suck the milk out of bulbous breasts, but when you reach preschool age it's time to grow up and learn to be ashamed of the human body just as the xtian right has commanded.

    If I were to guess, I'd say that about 95% of the people who are against Katy are unattractive, overweight and/or just plain jealous.

    September 24, 2010 at 2:40 am | Report abuse |
  53. EveV

    Overbearing/Helicopter parents.... When your kids burst out of that bubble you put them in– they won't be looking to you for explanations... They will know you don't have a clue.

    September 24, 2010 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  54. Tiernan

    All u people dissin on Katy, chill already. It's not even a big deal. Im a preschool teacher and I guarantee u these kids wont even notice. Get a life!

    September 24, 2010 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  55. Tomoyo

    Conservative parents: when, oh, when will they all just go away? 🙁

    September 24, 2010 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
    • I'd do her

      I'd just like to say, representing the 13 and under crowd, that I'd do her

      September 24, 2010 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  56. John Sonpull

    "uh oh...Elmo see Katy and want to tickle his private places"

    September 24, 2010 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  57. justuknowme

    I would have watched Sesame street a lot more growing up if there were women on the show that looked like that.

    September 23, 2010 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  58. logic

    so i guess kids shouldn't go to the beach either?

    September 23, 2010 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Jim

    It's not big deal. It's just a dress.

    September 23, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Jersey Dave

    She was wearing a "fairy princess" outfit like they have had on kids' TV shows ever since they've had kids' TV shows. The people who got hre yanked off the air need to grow up, there is nothing wrong with her outfit or the cute segment she did.

    September 23, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  61. DE

    First "Sesame Street" told Cookie Monster to dump the cookies, as they thought that they made kids fat, and before that, they got rid of the Don Music character because he banged his head on his piano and thought kids would copy it, and now they are worried about Katie Perry's boobs? I think there are far WORSE things to be concerned about – at least she wasn't Lady Ga Ga wearing meat on the set!

    September 23, 2010 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  62. DC

    Seems someone out there has too much time on their hands. I do not see anything in Katy Perry’s outfit that the little kiddies aren't going to see when Mommy is on her way out the door for a night out on the town with Daddy.

    September 23, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Eyeroller

    So I just watched the video with my 5 year old, her response..."I love that tinkerbell costume she has on. She is so cute!"
    I simply don't know how she'll grow up to be a normal productive adult now

    September 23, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Felix Villegas

    Parents are just blowing this out of proportion. They are dumb and need to be educated. GET EDUCATED!!!!!! We instill it to our children to learn everything that they can and it seems to me that the parents are the ones that need to use logic. Remember that word, LOGIC; humand tend to react with rather than to rationalize things. LOGIC, LOGIC, LOGIC.

    September 23, 2010 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  65. wyliekot

    The 3 year olds were probably thinking that all of a sudden, it's time to eat... 😉

    September 23, 2010 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Dan

    A double negative occurs when two forms of negation are used in the same clause.

    Typically, in English when two negatives are used in one sentence the negatives are expected to cancel each other out and thus produce the affirmative.

    What was that again? Never mind.

    September 23, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Janet De Venuto

    Pretty rediculous, our society is being ruled by people who are too uptight and worry about the wrong things. The moralists are over analyzing everything and taking away our freedom of choices one at a time. I find it ironic that there is so much talk about protecting the children when our schools have more discipline problems and violence than ever before. The outfit wasn't that revealing, and the remarks about Elmo running under her skirt, silly. Get your minds out of the gutter, children don't think that way. Have you forgotten that they will learn what we teach them?

    September 23, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  68. kaymich

    Why are people blaming Perry for the outfit?? It was probably designed by the Sesame Street wardrobe staff, Perry likely had nothing to do with it.

    September 23, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Rafael Solis

    She pick up the wrong street.She need a mental GPS

    September 23, 2010 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Robert

    I watched this with my 2yr old daughter today and all she talked about was Oscar in the trash can and the dog when they were running, she liked the song and we watched it about 20 times....no biggie you see worse on the Disney channel

    September 23, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Russ

    I really like her outfit and wish she was sitting on my lap right now.

    September 23, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Drew

    How is it that just a few people always ruin it for millions of others? The video was SO innocent and quite generous of Katy Perry, who's enjoying some good fortune lately. I hate the prudes of the world (all 10 of them who keep ruining things).

    September 23, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  73. bLACKMammy


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  74. CatfishMammy


    September 23, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Tom Zafian

    Well, if the kids won't (or can't) watch it, the daddy's certainly will.

    September 23, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Allison

    Uh... I am pretty sure that after years of handling naked Barbie dolls that these kids are not even caring about Katy Perry's chest- just how cute elmo is doing "hot and cold." I actually think that it is a positive image because Katy Perry is a naturally beautiful girl, with large breasts and a non starved body. At least we are giving girls a positive body image instead of putting too thin or girls with plastic surgery on there- if you have an issue with this video, then you better never let your kids play with: Barbie, Skipper, Bratz dolls, watch miley cyrus, watch Lindsay lohan, watch commercials for beauty products or swimsuits and on, and on, and on..... better check yourself before you talk out your @ss!

    September 23, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Shanna

    I have more reasons than Katy Perry to not let my child watch Sesame Street. She doesn't like it anyway (she can't stand Elmo's voice), so that's great with me. Katy Perry was just another was just another of many Sesame Street attempts at socializing our kids for us and I won't let my kids be brainwashed by their agenda.

    September 23, 2010 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Chuck

    What's really sad is that everybody is blaming this on Katy Perry. Clearly the costume was provided by Sesame Street (Katy and Elmo were supposed to be playing "dress up"). It looks like a fairy costume. In any case, it's just not that revealing.

    If you want to complain about something, it should be that she can't sing. Listening to the video clip on YouTube, it's painfully obvious that they ran her vocals through an Auto-Tune because she's "pitchy, dawg."

    September 23, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  79. John c

    What is this Saudia Arbia? Should she be required to wear a garment over her head?

    September 23, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Dan

    The letter of the day is T.

    September 23, 2010 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Lana

    I didn't think the video was appealing at any level. Compared to her terrible facial expressions her outfit didn't matter.

    September 23, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Salina

    If its such a big problem, why didn't the director or someone over the video say something about her outfit?

    September 23, 2010 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Richard H

    Perhaps we should take a moment to think about the consequences of the past thirty years of tearing down decency and standards by the secular humanists who would have us believe that nothing is sacred. This is why we are afraid of our children, because we have taught them that values and decency are a joke. The more people you can shock and upset the better. Sad. And I feel sorry for Katy Perry, she is talented but feels the need to chase after Ga(g)Ga(g).

    September 23, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  84. nette

    It seems like a pretty obvious mistake- apparently the makers of SS don't understand who their audience is. It may not seem like a big deal to show some skin BUT they've got to realize that there ARE millions of people in this country that are not used to seeing so much skin on a kid's show.

    September 23, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  85. maria del campo

    give me a break !!!! there was nothing wrong with her outfit you want to know who is wrong here all these people that think Katy was dressed wrong that's who and you want to know why because they are the ones with the dirty minds if you don't say anything about the way she dressed in front of the little ones they will not know the difference for me she looked very pretty to bad for Elmo

    September 23, 2010 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  86. momof4

    Sesame Street has sunk to a new low. I guess there are men running the show over there and pick the most tasteless people to appear. She sings about kissing girls and is half naked on her album cover.
    Why on earth then is she on Sesame Street-I'll tell you. It's because of money. It's a very sad world we live in that lacks basic morals.

    September 23, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  87. jeremy

    The only thing the kids are going to think is... WHERE'S THE MILK?!?!?! Why do parents have to freak out, what do they think their toddlers are going to start screwing each other? give me a break.

    September 23, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  88. flags2

    ..I thought it was awesome lol

    September 23, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Jonathan

    It's just another part of the growing trend of pop culture creating a whole new generation of vapid shallow women with no real role models.

    September 23, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Joe

    Nobody ever complained about the snuffleupaguss' long body part.

    September 23, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Gazza

    Is it me or could someone have asked her to wear a different outfit she'd fit in better with Sesame Street's principles? I'm sure if it was tactfully presented along with some outfit's Katy Perry would really go for everyone would have been a winner. I personally have no issues with her costume just as I have no issues with Bert and Ernie sleeping together in the same bed, Peppermint Patty's best friend calling her 'Sir', Jessica Rabbit, etc.

    September 23, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Al Gore's therapist

    This woman is obscene. Shame on Sesame Street for even considering putting her on the show. Her outfit here was only the smaller issue.

    September 23, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  93. not a prude

    A good question might be why Ms. Perry feel she has to dress like this for a children's show? Is she in need of the type of attention this type of outfit brings? She is a role model for our children and little girls look at her and think they need to look that way too. She should emphasize her talent, not objectify her body with an inappropriate outfit.

    September 23, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • not a prude

      I saw Katy Perry for the first time on SNL last night and now I know why she has to objectify her body– she has zero talent. She looks like she is in pain when she sings!

      September 26, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
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    September 23, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Ty

    Just watched the video. Elmo running around, and a lot of primary colors is what I noticed. Katy's mouth because she is singing. I read the whole controversy before, and had to remind myself to watch Katy's boobs instead, but they weren't that interesting.

    September 23, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  97. gr1088

    Get off my Sesame you tramp!

    September 23, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  98. paul - new york

    god we are so repressed in this country it is pathetic

    September 23, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Stephen Lawson

    Kids see more skin when they go to the mall. Seriously people. Get over it. I watched the video on youtube with my 3 year old son and all he did was laugh at Elmo.

    September 23, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  100. oda155

    You know what Katie... come on over to my street... I'll do you right.

    September 23, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  101. John

    Really?? I don't believe 4 and 5 year old children think like that.
    ...so...should we stop breast feeding because
    babies might get an eyeful. GREAT CAESARS GHOST!

    September 23, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Carmella Swann

    Over the years, as a parent, grandmother, and now great-grandmother watching Sesame Street with my children and grandchildren, I am glad that Sesame Street made the decision to not air this portion of the show. From the comments above, it looks like more grownups are watching for other reasons than to enjoy a wholesome show with their children. I thought this was a children's show! Let's keep it that way.

    September 23, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Holly Golightly

    Way overreacting! Part of life! It's the overreacting to s e x which produces the hang-ups. To those dogging on Sesame Street: it's a great show which taught me a lot. I guess it's passe to teach reading, simple math, spelling and kindness.

    September 23, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  104. harbharb

    I thought Miss Piggy picked out Miss Katy's outfit. Shoot, I thought Miss Piggy was Miss Katy's permanent and daily stylist! And that she helped build the set for the "California Gurls" video.

    September 23, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Jackson Diamond

    While in In Afghanistan, I noticed that the Taliban imposes a dress code on women. I guess that's coming to America next.

    Do something goof for America: ship a prudy soccer mom (or that Dave Ramsey jerk) to Afghanistan today!

    September 23, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  106. David C

    That Elmo is one luck Muppet.

    I don't suppose that we will see an "Arouse Me Elmo" for Christmas, though.

    September 23, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  107. JC

    Funny...Katy Perry has good music but like all bimbos thinks she has to air hump every guy in site in her videos and show her boobs and her crotch..... Hey Katy...dare to be different....get some class and wear some clothes instead of being a cheap looking ho!!

    September 23, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  108. sam

    i dont think kids willl be paying attention to katy perrys boobs, because they dont even noe her, and they wont be focusing on her but on elmo and the song

    parents are over the top

    September 23, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  109. miska

    Kids love boobs its nature we get milk from there. I don't see a problem.

    September 23, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Dee

    You have adults assigned their values to what kids are watching!! The kids don't see anything wrong unless the parents make it an issue.....Barbie is by far more indecent and seductive than Katie!

    September 23, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Mildly Amused

    Sesame Street is brought to you by the letters T and A.

    Katy is cute in the video.

    September 23, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  112. r boyd


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  113. sensory1

    hmmmmm,by looking at the pic of her,lol, she resembles one of those blow-me-up $#@!-me-dolls...just sayin'. lol

    September 23, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Wes

    I think it's an ADORABLE and TOTALLY FUN video!

    Playing tag, running, dressing-up, singing, etc.. We so called "adults" need to get our mind out of the gutter. Come on, wake-up people! Remember your childhood and learn to be a kid, and let our kids be kids!

    We seem to have no problem exposing our children to crap like JERRY SPRINGER talks shows and EXTREME VIOLENCE each and every day! And the thousands of BEER, VIAGRA, and FAST-FOOD COMMERCIALS our kids see every year!

    Give me a break!

    September 23, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Jessy

    I think they probably want their celebrity guests covered from head to toe like the pennsylvania Dutch.

    September 23, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Big Bird

    Hey, be lucky she even speaks English! Sesame Street used to be a wholesome show before they diluted it with frivolous demographics just to appeal globally. Her breasts are about the last issue that needs to be taken up with that show.

    September 23, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Rick

    BTW- Sesame Street is loving this. They are going to get a ton of publicity for this decision. Even if its a little bad that they thought about subjecting kids to this skit, they will still come out winners.

    September 23, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Mrs Tiger Woods

    Whew, not a blonde.

    September 23, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  119. marcella

    there are two commercials that i found were a bit / cant find the word/ too audacious. one was with Burger King when one of the little boys kicks the King. that i found it was outrageous. what are we teaching our children today. the other one which I was shocked was the Early Preganacy Test where the spokesperson said it is / cant really recall the words/ but more or less said it was the happiest test you ever pied (dont know the spelling, i am french) on. these commercials are no longer on / no wonder/ definitely of no taste and discretion. if only i can be on the payroll, i would send them all to hell!!!!!

    September 23, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Rick

    Please....this is so stupid and crazy. I am sure a majority of the parents who are againist this are letting their kids or will let their kids play with toy guns and toy knives. They will let them watch violent TV shows and won't care if the reenact the scenes with their friends. Of all the things that would harm them to see, a young woman showing her body off isnt the worst thing. Alof the kids watching are llittle girls and will grow up to have a body very similar to hers. It's not the end of the world here.....It's a cute skit and a nice song parody of one of her big music hits. If they didnt want their kids to watch, they can change the channel. Apparently, technology has hurt these people because TVs used to have knobs on them to change the channels. Two knobs, one to turn it on and off and the other changes the channel.....obviously these people could use some experience with something with two knobs on it.

    September 23, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  121. doofus

    this has got to be a joke. someone needs to slap whomever complained and force them to watch some pr0n.

    September 23, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  122. maya

    yeah, this would have been a non-issue until adults got involved. no way my daughter would have known that outfit was "over-the-top"... come on people.

    September 23, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Chuck

    The video is just too cute. How could anyone except a right wing christian object?

    September 23, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  124. maintainin

    This is so stupid. Let me tell you something folks. If your 5 year old son is sitting there and thinking to himself "Man, she's got some huge t!ts".....................then the problem is you, not sesame street.

    September 23, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Becca

    I think that the video is adorable. It's the overly stuffy mothers who are raising their eyebrow over this and (once again) making an issue out of nothing. Find something else to moan about, this is harmless!

    September 23, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Lianne

    The fact is that we as a culture have made provocative dress at a young age acceptable so those who see her outfit as no big deal are the same parents who let their little girls wear unappropriate dress at a young age. Its very unappropriate for her to dress that way on a preschooler show!...She needs to show some class sometimes and put some clothes on...and believe me I am for people dressing the way they want but there is a time and place.

    September 23, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Kayla

    OK... As a mother of a 5 year old, and a fan of Katy Perry... I agree she was too revealing. I expected her to be wearing somewhat provocative clothing as that is her style of clothing... but c'mon if your target audience is of a preschool age group I think she could have found something that went up about 5 more inches... I am by no means a christian soccer mom and for the most part am all for children not being over sheltered. but this is a little too much. Katy Perry has a very nice body and by all means has every right to show it off but not when your looking like your gunna fall out of your top in front of 5 y/o's. maybe if she had worn a scarf or something it would be better. but seriously there are certain places to be wearing certain outfits and just because your a celebrity doesn't give you the right to dress the same everywhere you go there is a certain amount of decency and respect expected from all. her parents are pastors for cryin out loud she knows better! I don't dress up the same to see grandparents or go to parent teacher conferences as I would when I am going out or having drinks with friends... no matter how proud of myself I am... sadly I would be one of the parents who said absolutely not. unless you are a parent and have children whom you want to teach a certain amount of self respect to I don't think your qualified to judge those who are. I will continue to support Katy Perry and I hope she can make another appearance on sesame street but hopefully a LITTLE more covered up... and just to add quickly, Katy Perry has every bit of say in her costume as does her wardrobe designer NOT sesame street producers... c'mon people...

    September 23, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  128. DDay

    Come on, would it hurt her to wear something more approriate for a kids show? She looks like she's going out to a club and I'm no prude, she could get naked in my house for all I care, just wish people had more common sense this days. If this is approriate then where do we draw the line next? Maybe a meat dress would be appropriate too.

    September 23, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  129. garry pollack

    Betty Boop...anyone?
    Boop opie doop!!!

    September 23, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Shad from DC

    An Elmo Like Katy Haiku for All:

    Seducing Elmo.
    A Sesame Street Walker
    in a mini skirt!

    September 23, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Crystal

    I think she dresses this way so as not to let uc catch on to the fact she's not very talented. I mean as someone said look at Sara Bareilles, she has the #1 and she doesn't feel the need to dress skimpy. Not that anything is wrong with skimply but its in poor taste on a children's program. I think that's the point you people seem to be missing. It doesn't take a righwing Evangelical Christian to see that either.

    September 23, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  132. mommyof2under2

    Just wanted to say to parents of 7 yr olds still watching Sesame Street that is pitiful. The show is aimed at preschoolers with the age range normally ending at 5. And for some 3 if the child goes to a Head Start preschool. Breasts are a part of the human body. If you feel it is inappropriate you have the right to turn off your television or use it as a teaching tool to tell your children not to dress like that and your reasons why they shouldn't. Many children will be exposed to more provocative clothing just walking down the street in the summer months or going swimming. I don't feel it's appropriate to choose for someone else what they allow their children to watch.

    September 23, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  133. silkspectre

    it would be different if she actually looked good...why do her b00bs look so saggy?? get a bra katy.

    September 23, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  134. JohnB

    She can wear that on my street if she wants.

    September 23, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Austin

    Patrick Stewart still holds the record for best appearance in his "B or not a B" moment.

    September 23, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  136. rem

    Everyone get a life.

    I agree with someone above – THE KIDS DIDNOT NOTICE!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 23, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Madman09

    Oscar the grouch did not appreciate this, not one freaking bit!
    Especially when he said T*ts or GTFO, and Katy delivered.
    Now Oscar just had a sad.

    September 23, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Mother Carmody

    The mouth-breathing stupidity on here is tremendous. Do you not think that Sesame Workshop decided what Katy's wardrobe would be? Are you truly that mouth-breathingly stupid to think Katy chose her own costume here?

    September 23, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  139. rhay7

    Hopefully those who complained never take their children to the pool, beach, grocery store, school, or the mall. No wonder we have such dysfunctional children. It is no small wonder the average American is the laughing stock of the world and our children need tutoring after they graduate from high school just to function in society.

    September 23, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  140. C is for Cookie

    I think what she's wearing is inappropriate. Sesame Street is a great child's program and guests of the show should wear clothes appropriate for that genre. I wonder what HR would say if a woman wore this to work?

    September 23, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  141. LMD

    America as much as we have progressed we still have a long way to go. Kids today see much more than what she"exposed" at home. Go to Wally World any day of the week and see much more than that. I imagine this was the"Moral Majority",who are the same one's who bring you pedophilia in churches,bigotry among the preaching..Grow Up America,they are called Breasts,every woman has them,and they are not going to magically disappear from your kids view just because you have a hang up.

    September 23, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  142. WOW really?

    wow i am appalled with all these comments true, that our country has gone more to teh point of modesty. Here is another reason most people are blinded . There are lines that we do not cross, by the way to make some point here most kids can remember alot of stuff when they are younger. I can still remember alot of stuff. but back to the point what these celebrities are not thinking straight with their roles. Most Kids and teenagers look up to them without even knowing not to long ago at our local street dance i saw 10 – 12 years grinding on each other and i dont even dance like that and im 18. With the years we are going right now we are going to lose our self repect and what not. It's rather sicking when ppl just think not stupid, but unrational thoughts. I agree that they should have some of newer music to play but you could also do the oldies too. There is nothing wrong with teh generation of music. TO the matter is that how are teh newer generation will act? Too prodoctive? Too mousy? Too smart? etc.

    September 23, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • WOW..YEAH

      @WOW really? you need some english classes. Please come back when you can spell "THE" correctly.

      September 23, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Wade 'N' Georgia

    Right On 1AppleAhAh

    September 23, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Kid

    From a average Sesame Street viewers point of view.

    September 23, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Wade N Ginger N Eastman Georgia

    Oh and by the way That was WADE talking in the prior comment not Ginger of course..I just thought I might need to add that,ANd yes Ginger was my high school sweet heart she only weighed like 89 pounds in high school.we have been married for almost 20yrs now with two yeah two chllen,But guess what she only weighes in at a cool 115 pounds today...Gee I love my wife....

    September 23, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Valerie

      89 pounds? What is she? Three feet tall? And no, I am not a couch potato cow, I am a 5"10 140 lb Woman, you know, a tall and REAL woman. But have fun with your nasty azz comments, you don't sound like such a prize yourself....you sound completely mean and bitter in your posts.........for no reason at all.......bet you aren't even "man enough" to show your three foot tall wife what you wrote, either! LOL!

      September 23, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  146. 1AppleAhAh

    I'd like to introduce her Snuffleupagus to my Big Bird

    September 23, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Kirsten

    While I don't agree that the video was inappropriate for children – I DO believe they were correct in yanking it...but only because Katy Perry is spectacularly annoying...

    September 23, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Mother Carmody

    Perhaps now, oh yes, now, this harlot shalt feel the shame of the righteous.

    September 23, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  149. allanhowls

    Nothing makes a conservative crankier than Sesame Street: they think educational progamming is commie, they think Bert & Ernie are gay, and now they're horrified by a freaking prom dress.

    I'm sure Ms. Perry is emotionally devastated, and I would like to offer her my condolences, a shoulder to cry on, and a drink. Call me, Katy. 😉

    September 23, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Wade N Ginger N Eastman Georgia

    Here we go again with the silly bellowing of the what I have always called the curse of the dreaded fat and mad at the world stay at home mother cows!!! You remember guys those girls back in high school that we would have all given our right knad just to have people see her talk to you one on one. That after high school they married the quarterback of the football team,And after pumping out a bus load of chillen and as luck would have it never shed that 100 pounds of baby fat due to sitting at home all day watching The Young And The Restless eating super size bags of Lays Potato chips with dip of course. Oh not to mention drinking from the two liter bottle of Coca Cola. Now that all of this bad stuff has happened to them,And especially after she found out that the love of her life was boning the 18 year old cheerleader slash baby sitter,that reminded him of his wife from way back in 1988,and now she almost weighs 1988 lbs. She has got to vent her frustrations out on some thing or some body,And who better than Katy Perry wit her fine self!!!! YEAH I SAID IT!! SHE IS ONE FINE SPECIMEN,,,And I think she would fit in just great with the rest of the Sesame Street Gang..So just shut up all you Fat and MAD at the world Couch potato's...I don't mean to offend anyone,but if I did I was only telling the COLD HARD TRUTH!!!

    September 23, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  151. remy

    but we were supposed to ignore all the years of innuendo and flirting aimed at Kermit byt Miss Piggy ? I for one am shocked .......yeah not really.......
    By pointing it out, more was made of her outfit than what would have normally been noticed by kids

    September 23, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  152. john

    just found a new desktop background!

    September 23, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Holly Golightly

    Amen Lauren! well said. There are more pressing concerns, as with most things that all of us get uptight about.

    September 23, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Tabasco

    Well at least Katy Perry didn't do California Girls for Sesame Street 😉

    September 23, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Mike

    Elmo should be banned too...I don't see ANY clothes on him.

    September 23, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Sparky

    We can all rest a little easier knowing they have finally put a stop to this obscene display. If alert viewers hadn't caught this obscenity flipping channels between their tea party rallies and fox news, even more children might have become aware that women have breasts.

    September 23, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  157. Mark

    When o When will Parents Start Being Parents... If you have an issue with it, turn off the TV and interact with your kids! You should be watching what your kids watch anyway so you know what they are seeing and watching. Otherwise your using the TV for a babysitter, and one whose content you cannot possibly censor without some intervention on your part.
    How much trouble would it be for soccor mom USA to simply change the channel when that segment comes on if she finds it offensive, or God forbid, talk to they're kids about why that is inappropriate, it will get your point accross to the child in a much more effective manner, and allow parents who do not fear the human body, to allow they're kids to watch what they deem appropriate.
    Freedom of speech is aimed at the FREEDOM of Speech, not the censorship of what one small group might deem inappropriate.

    September 23, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  158. patti

    I love canada too.

    September 23, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  159. Mazaniac

    Puhlease! You see more revealing outfits on women jogging around the neighborhood, at the beach, the pool, the park, etc. It isn't like this was a Timberlake/Jackson Superbowl Halftime-like video. Plus, knowing my two girls, they'd be jumping around watching it since they've already heard the song on those kids bop CDs or whatever they're called.

    September 23, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  160. pierce

    First Saturday Night Live and now Sesame Streets.
    Both have sold out and good riddance.

    At least SNL is not sucking money off the public the way Sesame Street is. What a bunch of idiots. What's next, Steven Tyler?

    September 23, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  161. colette

    Sesame Street's MISS PIGGY... outfits, image, chasing Kermit.... what about Sesame Street's own muppet and how 'she' is portrayed?? Katie was perfectly fine in her dress...

    September 23, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Valerie

      Shows what YOU know- which isn't much.

      Miss Piggy was NEVER on Sesame Street, she was on The Muppent Show. The Muppet Show was geared toward the entire family.

      September 23, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Jaxone

    Do these parents keep they're kids in a cave? That's what people wear. God help the kids of the parents that complained! Let's start a campaign to release the Cave Children!!!!!

    September 23, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Me

    Katy Perry can't sing at all but she has a nice figure so she has to use it. I've caught 5 live performances on various shows and she was horrible and gasping for breath throughout each number each and every time. She can write a catchy ditty but she should let others sing it. Sadly, though, she wants to be the driver, so to speak, so she has to dress like this in order to get noticed. It's Sesame Street. Of course she knew this outfit was in poor taste. She wore it just so she'd get attention. And KP, the number one CD is by Sara Bareilles. Talent rules.

    September 23, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  164. patti

    Well I say if you don't like it. Just change the channel to sponge bob and friends or put in one of your own family tapes. And leave switzerland alone, pete...it is a beautiful country.

    September 23, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  165. Troy

    When I was a little boy I couldn't wait Captain Kangaroo to come on in the morning....I thought Mr Greenjeans was HOT!

    September 23, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  166. heehee

    It is something for the Dad's to look at while they tolerate the show for their kids.

    September 23, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  167. SUmom

    I'm not horrified by it, but knowing the tradition of the show, if I had been the costume designer I would most definitely have picked something that didn't look like so cheap and self serving.

    September 23, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  168. maria

    I think legally for children on tv it is a no go ...

    September 23, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Lisa

    When my kids were young, they would have noticed Elmo with a lady dressed like Tinkerbell; that’s all. I’m dismayed that Sesame Street is bowing to right-wing, evangelical Christian interests and pulling a very cute, happy video that its target demographic would enjoy. What the heck has happened over at the CTW?

    September 23, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Tom

    How clever. Educational songs for the kids, and a little meat for the dad. Great marketing.

    September 23, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  171. Kate

    Why did they get as far as they did with it before checking the reaction her outfit would have? I'm assuming the Sesame Street people costumed her, and they really could have picked something else, something less flashy. And if, for some reason, it was Ms. Perry's own outfit, she should have had the common sense to go for something a little less skimpy, just on general principle. *I* don't think what she was wearing was any worse than what kids see on TV and in movies and on the streets these days, but I can see how some conservative parents might have an issue with it.

    September 23, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Tiffany

    It's really not prudish at all to wonder why a woman feels a need to wear a bustier on a children's show. If Katy Perry feels that's all she has to offer that's on her. And calm down guys, her breasts really aren't special. I consider her a tab bit better looking than Lady Gaga and not even on the level of most pop stars, in looks that is.

    September 23, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  173. dancinfool

    Fortunately, children don't see the world through the same addled mindset of adults who have spent years in puritanical delusion.

    September 23, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Drew

    She needs to go get her head checked at a mental hospital. Lol

    September 23, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Claire

    Hahahahahahaha. Thanks for the laughs, people.

    September 23, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Oklahoma29

    So are we going after Miss Piggy next?

    September 23, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  177. HuntedDown

    Looks like Katy's about to give Elmo a motorboat...

    September 23, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Eve

    Elmo, Grover, cookie monster and bigbird is showing all there furs and feathers and no one has complained about them. lol..I dont see anything wrong with the dress. If they had aired it no one would have noticed it.

    September 23, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  179. CatfishMammy

    She be look like a Sesame Skreet Walker! I done herd Da Count offer her 20 dollahs for a hour!

    September 23, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  180. K

    Where are all the feminists screaming about a woman being exploited for her body?

    September 23, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  181. NLL

    Heyy america !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! just wanted to say hi and i love you all bye

    September 23, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  182. VT Citizen

    The last thing we want our children to learn is that women have breasts.

    September 23, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Um?

    I could care less about what she wore on the show. I would think females would be more concerned that women like Katy Perry keep furthering the idea that a woman's body is all she has and outside of that nothing else matters. It's created a whole generation of women that have no self confidence and advertise their bodies in front of mirrors at any moment they can. I love it as a guy but you ladies really keep doing a disservice to yourselves going with the current status quo. Do we really wonder why so many women are crazy? They are basically forced to hate living in their own skin if they are outside of a certain group of criteria. Also to any person saying Katy Perry can sing, her voice is so autotuned it's often robotic and I assure even you would sound good if you give me a half hour in the studio "tuning" your voice.

    September 23, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Valerie

      Smartest post on here.....you are absolutley correct on all counts.

      September 23, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lady

      Guess why women feel that way about their bodies? I believe it would be called MEN!

      September 23, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Man

      100% agree. I would far rather see a happy woman than a thin woman, and most guys out there are with me on that. Women are obsessed with body image to match media images and to show up other women – it's not to please guys. Guys are pleased with a smiling, happy, real woman, not with an unrealistic media image.

      September 23, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Ben

    I am sorry I guess I am not as sophisticated as some on this obviously are. But, I think it might be nice when considering preschool kids that we just let them be kids and it is not overly prudish to ask that someone not wear a bustier and wedding veil. And, at the risk of being labeled something like a Christian fundamentalist by people who don't know me, do we need Kary Perry, Madona, or the like on a kids show at all?

    September 23, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Nunya

    I'm sorry but it's got to be all the white ladies sitting home with nothing better to do, white people complain about anything! lil jealous? I'm sure not one of the children watching noticed until bored housewife opened up her pie hole!

    September 23, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  186. Phoenix05

    Whatever! She's the reason why that I started to watch Sesame Street again!

    September 23, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Tiffany H

    This is a no-brainer. Children notice boobs. Babies make think of breast feeding but not 7 year olds. The issue isn't jealousy...I really don't care but common sense says it might be a good idea to dress modestly when going on a children's program. I have big boobs. But I'm not going to come to my daughter's class in a lowcut top on a career day, it's just not appropriate. I think we really need to think about someone who for some reason seems to think if her boobs aren't showing her voice isn't as good...She's not even hot so I really don't get why people think moms would be jealous. I guess cause she's older than me and seems somewhat plain...like average white girl. Not unattractive just average with a nice body...like any girl I pass by everyday.

    September 23, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  188. Christopher Putnam

    Once again, the Puritans have nothing better to do with their time. They're breasts, for God's sake! All the Sesame Street characters have them and so do all the kids and grown-ups who watch the show.

    September 23, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  189. rebootUSA

    The point is was it really necessary for SS? Do we need to teach kids that young to dress like a wh0re? They'll get plenty of that as teenagers.

    September 23, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  190. chris

    she's welcome on my street any time!!!

    September 23, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Bryan

    Wow I can't believe how sensitive and ridiculous some people are,! Get some thicker skin, seriously. Kids aren't going to be paying attention to what she's wearing, they just want to hear the songs and watch the cartoon! Too many whiny crybaby parents in this country, get a life and get over it.

    September 23, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  192. Bob

    cmon Katty Perry on Sesame street? Like her or not as an adult she's sk@nky at best.

    September 23, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  193. Ken

    This is truly ridiculous. Have we become so sensitive that this innocent video sparks controversy? It seems that some people work hard to be offended. Why do we cater to the outspoken minority? I suggest that this video is like an inkblot and the people that see something dirty ought to think about why that is.

    September 23, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  194. SCY385

    PLEASE! Her outfit is not any more offensive than Wonder Woman's costume. This is a b.s. controversy. There is nothing wrong with the clip.

    September 23, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  195. Otto von Skidmark

    This episode brought to you by the letters "T" and "A" and the number 10.

    September 23, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  196. A 4 year old kid

    I don't see what all the fuss is about. They're just dirty pillows.

    September 23, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  197. The Count

    Today's number is 2. Let me point to Ms. Perry's breasts and count......1.........2.........muahh ha haaaaaa!!!!!

    September 23, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  198. Doug

    To all those who are going off on the conservative mommies for not liking Katy Perry's outfit, there are...well they aren't mommies because no man would ever touch them but on the other side women censors too, two words, "Double Down"!

    September 23, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  199. jam

    My child would notice. This is not a part of life a pre schooler should be exposed to. Pun intended. She is a real person, not a puppet, though some may disagree. The entire show is fake and is nothing but propaganda. So glad my kids never liked it.

    September 23, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  200. Boof

    To all the mom's worried that their darling little baby boys might actually look at Katy Perry's breasts, well, be thankful they're staight and want to look at Katy Perry's breasts.

    September 23, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  201. MDb all D@y

    wats gucci yall. i think that kate perry is very hot with that outfit on. If the parent would stop looking at the bad side of her, there wouldnt be a problem.

    September 23, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  202. Rick

    with all due respect, Sophy, america is a nation of idiots. how else did the Tea Party start?

    and if people reply to this comment with 'Obama', it'll just prove my point.

    September 23, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  203. delectablefrancine18

    i think it was just right...

    September 23, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  204. Junkyardman

    turn your damn tv off and get your kids to bed if you don't like her. For me she's hot, those boobs....geezz at least they are real flesh. No plastic here.

    September 23, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  205. jillybean

    I just showed it on youtube to my 16 month old Grandson...He loved the Music...he loved the running...HE loves Elmo...her freakin' dress was no where near inappropriate!! Ridiculous.She super cute,,,the song is super cute,,,and it should be shown on the night it was scheduled to be on.

    September 23, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  206. xstongue

    She shouldv'e wore her Bildeburger outfit it would have been the bomb.....

    September 23, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  207. jahnita

    tinker bell is a cartoon .....alex wright and sheez not a real person and i agree though but still shes not real

    September 23, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  208. davidp

    Did anybody notice that Elmo wasn't wearing anything?!

    September 23, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Valerie


      Best post! Heheheeeeeeeee

      September 23, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • jahnita

      elmo is not suppose to b wearing anything he is a puppet and do you dress your cat or your fish or your dog up... i can understand dog but cat and fish im in seventh grade at my school typing this right now and i know that this is not right so people just leave the subject alone its not that serious

      September 23, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • lola

      go back to learning fractions kid and leave matters like this to people who've actually been through puberty and have breasts

      September 23, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  209. K9

    Get Real-Kids will not care or notice and even if they do so what? This is part of life.

    September 23, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  210. Big Bird

    It could be worse. They could have Lady Gaga on the show wearing a dress made of muppets!

    September 23, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  211. Couger-Friendly

    Bronski me Katy please

    September 23, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  212. matt

    Here is the perfect solution. Turn the stupid TV off. Everything on is just California propaganda about how everyone should live a hippie lifestyle. Mother Nature I am still waiting for Arizona Bay!!!

    September 23, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  213. SophyB

    I could care less about what she's wearing, but do we have to expose preschoolers to that kind of pop-crap music? How about someone with a little more substance & class? No wonder our kids grow up to think there's nothing more important than Kim Kardashian and "Teen Mom"! America is becoming a nation of idiots.

    September 23, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Raving Lunatic

      I take it you've never watched Sesame Street. She didn't sing a "pop-crap" song, she was singing a Sesame Street song, along with a Sesame Street character, about the difference between hot and cold. I'm assuming, of course, that you actually know how to read and read the article before you posted your ridiculous rant.

      September 23, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  214. Jackie

    Eh, I don't care really. This could have been avoided if S.S, K.P, or wardrobe or whoever had her not show so much. I think Katy is always prancing about showing off her boobs, and good on her, except Sesame Street isn't the place for it. We all get it, big boobs. However, think about it: you don't wear crap like that to work, to the dentist, to the grocery store, to chaperone a filed trip. It's not us being "insecure" or "needing a life" its the fine line of what you wear out with Friends on New YEars Eve and at dinner with Grandma.

    September 23, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Valerie

      That is exactly how I feel about it too but obviously, based on most of these posts, we are the minority. Sad.

      September 23, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  215. fr33think3r

    I can't believe that this many people read this blog.

    September 23, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  216. tickle my elmo

    I have a crusty sock puppet that Katy can play with any day! Regardless, how is her outfit any worse that seeing Hanna Montana grinding on pole, and giving lap dances to 40 year old men? Americans are way too judgemental yet claim to be the land of the free. Us Canadians would use the moment to teach our kids that her outfit isn't how regular day to day people dress. America has more scarier outfits walking down their streets. Are you going to tell everybody downtown to wear less revealing clothes?

    September 23, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  217. Amber

    All anyone has to do is watch the "California Gurls" video to know that Katy Perry isn't a good match for Sesame Street! Come ON, the woman had whipped cream spewing from her tatas.

    September 23, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  218. Nighthhaaawk

    I saw the entire video and Ms. Perry is very cute and innocent in the video with Elmo. Go back to your soaps you up tight helicopter moms!

    September 23, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  219. the_dude

    You people need to get with the program. Here in america we teach our young males to objectify women at an early age. I'm all for little boys and girls starting at boobies all day long it couldn't possibly hurt them.

    September 23, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  220. Shan027

    Her attire is fine. I'd be more concerned about exposing my children to her obvious lack of talent.

    September 23, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  221. Lactose Intolerant

    Daddy thristy!!!!

    September 23, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  222. Tammy Torres Aswinger4U on wwwBlackPeopleMeetcom

    These are my lovers:
    Tyrone Burts
    Tavaris Allen
    Michael Mays
    Javier Cesar
    What do ya'll think?

    September 23, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  223. madison

    there is nothing wrong with the outfit katy wore....breasts are out there and it should be something kids know about that girls get breasts and boys dont......cuz after all in a few years girls will be stuffing there shirts with socks and sutch to see what they look like on them. i see alot of kids shows worse then this.....after all dont we want to teach our kids about whats happing with there bodys and by 4 they should know what breasts are......hello ppl relax and take a chill pill

    September 23, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  224. Jen

    I wasn't sure how I felt at first. Then, while reading this article, my 22 month old daughter walked up and looked at the monitor, pointed at Katy Perry, and said "oh, nake." (she says "nake" when she means naked).

    September 23, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • coffee

      Well your daughter's an idiot then because she's obviously not naked

      September 23, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Jen

      What a total line of BS. You don't even have a kid, do you? Moron!

      September 23, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  225. AC\DC

    Chad Smith: Yeah, our lyrics are like our children, man. No way.
    Krusty the Clown: Well, okay, but here where it says, "What I got you gotta get and put it in ya," how about just, "What I'd like is I'd like to hug and kiss ya."
    Flea: Wow. That's much better.

    September 23, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  226. Sadistwitch

    I bought her CD for my 10 year old daughter last weekend. I am giving serious thought to throwing it into the middle of the street. I read the lyrics, particularly one song about *Show me your C*ck*. She's not a good role model I am figuring out. I don't care what the heck she is wearing, that's not got much to do with it. I'm all about self-expression and first amendment rights, but I do not want my kids running around the house singing about c*ck..............or at school for that matter.

    September 23, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  227. Barack, but you can call me Barry

    Inappropriate. Sesame Street is lame and passe'.

    September 23, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  228. Corvus1

    ""You can practically see her [expletive],""

    I think the person who made this complaint is more concerned about their own insecurities regarding women than anything their kid is seeing.

    September 23, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  229. inthemiddle

    I am 46 and have no children but when I was a kid Charo was everywhere and I think I remember that she flashed much more than Katy Perry!

    September 23, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  230. Hillcrester

    Oh come on. It might be inappropriate for pre-teens, but preschoolers remember breast feeding and thing a little breast showing is just like mommy.

    September 23, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  231. Nicole

    I gotta go with Sesame Street on this one. I am pretty liberal thinking and happen to like Katy but she could've toned it down for the kids. Come on Katy, use your Noggin!!

    September 23, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  232. Carissa

    I don't think it would be that much to ask if she wore a less revealing dress. I wouldn't let my preschool children listen to her music, why have her on sesame street at all? I can't wait to see what YOUR kids will look like as teens for all those who think indecency is ok. This is a prime example of moral decay in our culture.

    September 23, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  233. Johnny

    Was not the cactus a bit suggestive too?

    This says more about the people complaining than the program...

    September 23, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  234. dvin27

    vivien are you kidding me? she is not embarrassed and neither are her parents or her publicist. AND NEITHER WAS SESAME STREET. Its because people like you!!! I wonder why?

    September 23, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  235. Bilz

    Hey, great strategy for getting parents involved in their kids TV watching...at least dads. I'm pretty sure if the Cookie Monster had a time-out with Katy, he wouldn't be so grouchy.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  236. MountainWoman66

    OMG. REALLY? I have a 3-year-old and have NO problem with this video. Are you KIDDING me? I feel bad for these parents' kids - they're going to suck all the fun out of their kids' lives.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  237. dvin27

    replying to just one thought.....have you ever been to the beach with your young kids? do you tell your kids to turn their heads because so woman is showing a little more than the other. Is Katy applying for a job on Sesame Street? I dont get it

    September 23, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Just one thought

      actually I just became a parent a matter of months ago and no, no beach trip yet. And no, I don't plan on covering eyes when we do go. I was merely saying that as people dress accordingly for job interviews, Katy (or whoever is in charge of telling her how she should look) should consider the audience of said show, and think about dressing for it. Or at least be prepared for a reaction like this because there are people who would be offended greatly (there always are about anything). That's all.

      September 23, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  238. goldiemcg

    So I guess these Moms covered up their children's eyes when they breast fed them too right? Lighten up people, the children aren't looking at her anyways, they're looking at Elmo and listening to the song.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  239. vivien

    I cannot believe the comments on this – she had no business wearing such a costume for a kids show. I guess she needs people to look at her instead of listening to her – I'm embarrassed for her, her publicist and her parents.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • @vivien

      Blithering idiot number 2 heard from. Did your mother drop you on your head when you were a baby?

      September 23, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  240. Chris

    I'm 22, have no kids, and am merely a student in college. Seriously, the only reason breasts have such negative view in the first place is due to the overly conservative, dirty minds of the adults. Kids don't care. Parents, how about you worry about other things. Your children will learn, see, and do so many things you don't know about no matter what. Censorship, and restrictions start young, and lead to rebelliousness once they move out!! There really needs to be a regime change in parenting. It's 2010, not 1950.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Valerie

      22 and childless.

      Your opinion doesn't count until you have walked the walk because as of now, you're all talk. See you in 20 years!!!!!

      September 23, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  241. dvin27

    jojo says we as a society are "clueless sheep" !! what are you a fat cow?

    September 23, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  242. ezglyd

    let the kids watch....and have a sudden urge to regress back to breast feeding....I would!

    September 23, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  243. Just one thought

    I think this whole argument (and it's kind of ridiculous that it's even gotten to this length) centers around the idea of parents doing what they think is best for their kids. Everyone is different, especially here in America, and we will always have different values. As someone who just became a parent for the first time, I can say that when my child grows up, I'm sure there will be times when I say "I don't think that's appropriate" for a certain age, whereas other parents might not and that's okay with me. I'm not going to smother my child but I also have no intention of exposing them to so much as so early of an age. The issue here is that, just like when the majority of people go to a job interview or situation like that, they dress accordingly. You can argue either way that Katy might have covered up a little more or that some people need to loosen up, but the real issue is that parents have the right and responsibility to help their children grow up the best way they can and not over-expose them to anything before they think they are ready (like pop stars, violent programs or any number of different and controversial topics). Just don't get down on people who are in general trying their best to help their children grow up to be happy, healthy kids. At least they care enough to try.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  244. A

    Once again some haters would have to come in an be judgemental! You go katy!! Well they need to understand that were not in the 80's anymore!! Get real people! What your upset cause she wasn't in a white t-shirt an over sized overalls like gloria estafan? People need to get a life! An it's parents like that that make there kids a bunch of whiners an teach them that it's okay to be a big crybaby about life! Lord forbid my kids end up friends with theirs.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Valerie

      "we're not in the 80's anymore"? LOL! You don't know how HILARIOUS that sounds.......in some ways the 80's were actually WORSE than it is today, and those of us who REALLY lived the 80's, know what I am talking about.....LOL!!!! See you around the corner sweetheart, when some dumb kid starts talking about how TAME the 2010's were! LMFAO!!!

      September 23, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  245. Sy Berbully

    If you look closely at the video in question (and I looked VERY closely), you will see that her costume has a (caucasian) flesh-colored top. Like figure-skaters, you are see fabric, not her boobage.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  246. Robert W.

    Not that bad on her but would you want your daughter to wear that? Kids learn what is cool by watching others.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  247. GetReal

    Perhaps this video will entice teenagers to start watching Sesame Street & actually learn how to spell words again, like the ones in the dictionary. Instead of their new language of LOL, BFF, BRB etc.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • GetReal

      Perhaps this video would also teach teenagers how to write a sentence without Spell Check....

      September 23, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  248. Matt

    Ridiculous. What is the different in this and the "Elmo in Grouchland" dvd with Vanessa Williams. I hate to tell these people but if that’s too much for your kids then you better lock them in their bedrooms.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  249. WMesser58

    Grow Up.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  250. Grandmother of three

    I watched the video. It was cute and not offensive at all.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  251. amy

    Wearing a skimpy skin tight outfit while on a kids show I think is just an excercise in bad taste, not obscene. If parents don't like it use it as a teachable moment and move on.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Valerie

      You nailed it Amy. Those of us that know this to be ridiculouse aren't prudes at all! It's a matter of taste and CLASS. There is a time and place for EVERYTHING and quite frankly, most people expect better quality from Sesame Street. But alas, the masses are clueless idiots and just do not get it!

      September 23, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Julie K.

      I agree!! MOST people are clueless...There IS a time & a place for everything!! And C'MON...WHY wear an outfit exposing your t i t s on a CHILDREN'S show?? Those that say we're either "fat, frumpy, perverts (LOL at that one), or uptight" are IGNORANT and have no class!! I feel that we have more depth to our character than these neanderthals...

      September 24, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  252. Quote Master

    Margaret White: I can see your dirty pillows. Everyone will.
    Carrie: Breasts, Mama. They're called breasts, and every woman has them.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  253. Jangocat

    Can't believe their are still people in this country that are so prudish. This outfit is no big deal, not the slightest. I guess the people who called keep their kids away from the beach and swimming pools too? God forbid their kid see's what a woman is shaped like.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  254. Teresa

    I'd like to hear how they can clean up that song for kids.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  255. Yogret

    is it just me or does she look kinda pregnant in that pic, actually, quite pregnant

    September 23, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  256. wowwwww

    She can tickle my elmo anytime.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  257. cavemanstyle

    Too bad one didn't fall out : )

    September 23, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  258. American Pig

    I'd hit it.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  259. Canadian_Nurse

    Oh my lord. We're going to scream and holler about this? Really? So what's next then. Are these parents going to block the release of the new "Tinkerbell" movie, or demand CENSORED bars across our favourite princess (one of whom ran around in a seashell BRA for heaven sakes!), or better yet are they going to take TV away altogether. I'm sure we all remember growing up with such amazing programming as She-Ra: Mistress of Power...no clothes there. Or better yet how many times were there cute references to panties, crotch etc. in such classic fare as "The Breakfast Club" or "Ferris Bueller's Day Off". Parents are way too sensitive...boobs do not corrupt your children, inattention corrupts your children. Give your heads a shake!

    September 23, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • AN

      Ferris & Breakfast Club are not in the same realm of Sesame Street. Epic fail.

      September 23, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  260. stupidpplannoyme

    I just farted!! Just sayin...

    September 23, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Boof

      Amazing........ME TOO!!!!

      September 23, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • jahnita

      so immature and im in the seventh grade hope ur in the third at least cause that was very raw.... im fun @ times and that kinda made me laugh lolx but buhh byeeee

      September 23, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  261. jojo

    Katy Perry is trash. Sesame Street has shown some lack of judgement. Sesame Street should have picked her outfit before hand. This is an issue raised by ultra conservatives? The divorce rate is at 52%, 66% of marriages have infidelities, the proof is in the pudding, children are more messed up than ever, why? Because you clueless sheep have no idea on how to raise children, and what's best for children. If you want to see T and A rent a p0rn.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • @jojo

      Another blithering idiot heard from. Did your parents have any kids that lived?

      September 23, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chuck

      Are you really that stupid? Sesame Street PROVIDED her outfit. Do you really think that she showed up for the shoot wearing a fairy costume?

      September 23, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  262. LBW

    "Boob crack" That's funny.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  263. The Half Baked Lunatic

    We been living in Switzerland for the past year (just recently returned to the USA) and over there, no one thinks twice about swimming nude in the city run public swimming pools. Kids don't care, they don't even notice. I'm ashamed of being an American when we are perverted by these "values" that are foisted on us by religious prudes.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  264. havoc

    Universal Rule and Cosmic Law.

    More boobs are better.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  265. ShyVoice

    My kids probably wouldn't notice what she's wearing. However, it's Sesame Street. Hopefully kids are learning what is appropriate behavior by watching this show. I don't think the "dress up" outfit gives an appropriate example of how young adults should dress and present themselves. So while my kids aren't paying attention, they're filing it away in their brains as this is how a fun girl dresses. Uh-no.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • momofthree

      Uh, hello? The point of the video is that she thought they were going to play "dress-up", not tag! I don't know about your kids, but when my kids play dress-up, they're not putting on suits and ties or classic pearls and sensible shoes. They are putting on wild and outlandish outfits with as many pieces as they can squeeze on their little bodies–leotards covered by skirts and jackets and beads and feather boas and sunglassess, etc. Being a kid is about having fun and being silly. They'll be forced to conform to social norms for acceptable appearance soon enough.

      September 23, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  266. fred may sr

    What a bunch of pruds. Go to any beach and you will see much more of the human body than on tv. While the coverage could have been more, I have much less.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  267. dvin27

    This is what's wrong with this pathetic country we live in...This is so ridiculous !!! Its her problem because she has big breasts!! What do you want her to wear? Sesame Street should of aired it and they caved in to the so called society of jealous moms who seemed they can rule this country. Shame on Sesame Street and Katy should tell time to go &*^% off !!

    September 23, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  268. Jeff heating

    She should've gone naked and gotten doubled by Bert and Ernie. Show kids what real life is like.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chuck

      Dude...don't you know that Bert and Ernie are gay? Seriously? Where have you been?

      September 23, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  269. R

    When my oldest one was little, Sesame Street had Ellen on right after she announced she was gay. They seem to make a point of bringing on controversial people. That, and the fact that it's set in a ghetto and seems to have an agenda was a turn off. Like most other parents, we moved on to Playhouse Disney and Nick Jr. PBS was pretty irrelevant by that time.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • jpeterson

      oh really? so now a new york street is the ghetto? since when are a collection of brownstones and a clean street represent the "ghetto"? the fact you made such a statement showcases ignorance and isues that run deeper than katies breasts which for some reason you want to lock up and throw away as if they hurt someone. Is it really so horrible to dress as tinkerbell in an imagnary setting? if so then dont go out for halloween you will be absolutely mortified.

      September 23, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bohemian in Bellevue

      Oh, I see, you prefer lots of materialistic advertising to "a ghetto" (please, could you be any dimmer?) and boobs. Frankly, your post gives me the creeps. My kids don't particularly care about boobs, other than a certain fondness left over from nursing. That said, I do wonder why Ms. Perry couldn't find a dress that actually fit her – this one's just too small. But that's more of a fashion issue.

      September 23, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  270. Gaucho420

    We are the country of prudes, that's for sure. Boobs exist people (SHOCK!) and some women have big ones. Truly, this is frightening to some invididuals?

    September 23, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  271. John

    This calls for revenge..!!! Now I want Elmo to appear on Playboy TV...

    September 23, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  272. Seriously?

    Get a life. We are a nation of perverts pretending to be puritans. Why is it that it's a big deal to show a little skin, but we expose kids to all sorts of violence without much thought?

    September 23, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  273. GaryUke

    Come on...kids don't care what she is wearing. It is a cute video and good song that kids would like. And if they had a problem with the dress they should have said something BEFORE they filmed it.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  274. Jason

    When kids see this, they're only going to think one thing. Lunch.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  275. dogphart

    Did anyone ask Elmoe how he felt about her dress? I'm sure he WOOD and did love it.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  276. Dale

    They should've known that Katy Perry's boobs come with her. All I'm gonna say.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  277. Eyeroller

    I'm curious how a parent who would write "You can practically see her [expletive]," would be taken seriously when they say they're offended? Hmmm.....

    September 23, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  278. Linden

    Sounds like some out of shape mommies sitting on their big post-pregnancy butts are a bit jealous and have no other avenue to still pull a power trip over a good looking lady other than to whine and cry between a mouthful of BonBons.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • roooo

      That sounds pretty judgemental of you. in fact, compared to parents who shimply don't want their kids seeing boobs, i'd say your denigration of complete strangers makes you worse than either Katy or the parents.

      September 23, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Julie K.

      WHY you say–does it have to be out of shape moms that only think that it's inappropriate??? I'm in great shape, I'm childless...but I thought it was inappropriate!! Geezus...some of you liberals are sooo narrow minded and ignorant!!

      September 24, 2010 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  279. Psycho

    What is wrong with what she is wearing? Who cares? Kids see worse on the street or at a store. Just because she is famous people want to bash her name. I dont see everyone elses name in here that wears worse reveiling clothes.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  280. Kelli

    Well, considering her song, "I Kissed A Girl" (and she liked it!) maybe she's trying to pick up some hot mommas.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  281. LSP

    Keep trash off TV......ie Katy Perry

    September 23, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • @LSP

      No, we really need to keep the trash off of the CNN Blog. i,e, LSP

      September 23, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  282. seattlite

    My wife and I agree that the complaints are really from jealous flat-chested moms. Our kids would never notice anything, except the baby might get thirsty. Americans need to grow up.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • jpeterson

      as a fellow seattleite born and raised here i am in full agreement with you. nuff said.

      September 23, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  283. c

    Katy has gone from retro glam to a trainwreck almost overnight. She keeps doing these ridiculous antics that get posted over the web or on tv. Just get married and drop out of the scene, already......Sick and tired of yet another pop female star looking stupid....

    September 23, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  284. fmax

    It seems parents don't have anything better to do then ruin someones reputation, like everbody says kids aren't going to notice the rack mom probably found out dad tivo'd that episode lol

    September 23, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  285. omd

    Why not just throw a burka on her? That should do the trick. Douch-y helicopter parents. Sheesh!

    September 23, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  286. bite me

    A bunch of ugly overweight mons are the only people upset over this. Bigger things to worry about in this world folks, get a life.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |

      Im not ugly, overweight, or a mom, so you're wrong.

      September 23, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • getalife.com

      My thoughts exactly. Uptight, frumpy mothers making a big deal out of nothing.

      September 23, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • getalife.com

      LOL! Maybe YOU don't think your ugly or overweight, but I would bet 15 bucks others thought you were either one or both 🙁

      September 23, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  287. DMan

    Oh the horror! What's next, breast feeding in public?

    September 23, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  288. Bobby G.

    The outfit was for the Dad watching... yum – me, yummy.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  289. Bobby G.

    The outfit was for the Dad watching... yummy.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  290. lauren

    Ridiculous. The video is awesome and there is nothing risque. Shame on Sesame Street for pulling the plug for a minority of parents. They could have photo editted the outfit and moved ahead with the adorable concept. With all of the negative role models out there, it is a shame parents have to become hyper-sensitive to the extent that they create problems where none exist. Use your energy to lobby for tougher legislation for child abusers. That would be a more fitting use of these 'concerned" parents time and effort.

    September 23, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |

      There's a group of people who got comfortable in this country because they thought they would forever be" in power" as the majority. I love the change that you haven't realised yet. It is with great pleasure I inform you that you are no longer the majority OR in power.

      September 23, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  291. Jennifer Justice

    Well, my son, for one would notice and he's only 7. He's noticed the mom's dressed like club ho's there to pick up their kids and tells me, "I'm glad you don't wear shirts that show your boob crack." Kids DO notice whether it's subconscious or not. I'm not jealous. I'm not ripping on Katie's talent or lack of. It's simple: Sesame Street is a kids' show. Katie has unlimited opportunities to dress as a vamp, so why do so on Sesame Street? For this one time, why couldn't she dress normal? It seems to me that rather than attempting to cast shame or guilt on those that are offended by her attire implies we are insecure. We're not the ones wearing a bustier` on a preschoolers' show, so who is the insecure one?

    September 23, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • psv

      Seems your son learned his 'opinion' from somewhere. Unless perhaps you are of a burka mindset.

      Frankly, I don't think the woman in the photo has much to show off. I mean, seriously - she's not wearing anything provocative. She's hardly 'hot'. And I've never heard of her until now, so I've no idea if she has any talent. My favorite singer on the 'Street' has been Norah Jones - THAT was a good performance.

      September 23, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chuck

      Seven is way too old to be watching Sesame Street. If your kid still is, he needs to stop. The intended target audience for Sesame Street is pre-school or younger. And why is your seven-year-old talking to you about boobs? That seems pretty inappropriate.

      September 23, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  292. Dave

    Parents absentmindedly shovel sugar into theirs kids mouth via diet ignorance. High fructose corn syrup in everything. GMOs in their food. Growth hormones in the milk. Lather their hair with chemicals in the shampoo. Poison them with fluoride. Inject them with aluminum and formaldehyde in their vaccinations. The list goes on, yet somehow, Perry's boobs are the big problem. Welcome to the neo conservative republican world where the bible is good and the body is dirty.

    September 23, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  293. GP

    Don't you people realize that parents watch this show too. And parents don't want to see this young womens physical attributes. As a NON-parent I can see their point. It appears that this women is only thinking about her career and nothing else.

    September 23, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • HuJo

      As a parent of a 2 1/2-year old I can say that personally I would LOVE to see this young woman's physical attributes... but that's not what's being shown in her bit w/ Elmo. Sesame St. has always had on singers and performers who were popular at the time, and weren't doing it solely as a means to further their careers: Katy Perry is hip, trendy, and can actually sing, which is one way they can get older children to watch and pay attention.

      September 23, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  294. randy

    If a teacher showed up to her preschool class wearing that same outfit, all of you would be screaming to fire her. Seriously Katy, how hard would it be to wear something modest for an hour of your life?

    September 23, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • GP

      You see, Randy gets it. He's probably a parent.

      September 23, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • sockpuppet

      and exactly how hard WOULD it have been to raise that plunging neckline up from her sternum. There is a scene where she's running after Elmo and her boobs are jiggling around ridiculously-don't tell me kids don't notice that stuff. How did the Sesame street staff not notice that?

      September 23, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gaucho420

      If she was a teacher? BUT SHE'S NOT and its a SHOW ON TV and she's a pop star. Should the Little Mermaid be banned as well?

      September 23, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nike

      Yes...put burka on her !

      September 23, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • WinchLk

      But she is only shown for just 2-3 mins. Plus it looks more like a green ballerina outfit to me. Truth be told, she could have wore something less revealing, but I wouldn't care if my kid saw it either way. At least so long as the lyrics stayed G to PG.

      September 23, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  295. Sean

    The issue isn't her clothes. The issue, with the parents, is the body behind the clothes. Isn't it funny how how everything in TV, movies and magazines is geared toward women being thin, beautiful and big breasted. Then, when someone fits those "attributes" people want to get offended. This is a joke.

    September 23, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  296. Coal Porter


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  297. Jim Bob

    Preschoolers seeing Perry's decolettage will think "feeding time".

    September 23, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  298. Jim Steele

    She is HOT! I don't mean COLD!

    September 23, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  299. Valerie

    You know, you really have self esteem issues if you can't put a shirt on to do a Sesame Street appearance, I mean, seriously........

    Ok Katy, we all have seen your big b00bs. It isn't anything none of us has never seen before, you can go away now!

    September 23, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • CR

      Self esteem issues? What if she just really likes her knockers? I'd be flaunting those bad boys, too.

      September 23, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  300. Matt

    Has anyone seen what they had Vanessa Williams wearing during the Elmo goes to Grouchland Video.... It was way worse than this considering she has posed nude in the past.

    September 23, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  301. Chris

    I personally think she should have worn less, like they do in Europe, Asia, and South an Central America. Women using the fact that they are women to garner attention happens. big deal. in other news, the sun is warm, and water is wet.

    September 23, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  302. Kristin

    Geez! It's not like she had a Janet Jackson moment. I grew up watching Sesame Street. I barely noticed the humans on the show. I was fixated on the muppets. For my daughter, it was all about Elmo. Kids don't notice what anyone is wearing. Sesame Street has always worked little things into the show to entertain the parents. Maybe the complaining moms are complaining because their husbands were enjoying the "entertainment".

    September 23, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  303. VeeZee

    All I want to know is, did she Kiss a Muppet and Like it?

    September 23, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  304. Keysa J

    come on now guys i dont understand why anyone would care about this children barbies wear less clothing so just drop it

    September 23, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  305. Raving Lunatic

    It was probably the first time Oscar the Grouch was happy.

    September 23, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  306. sam

    The people complaining about this have never seen Latin american children's shows on the Spanish channels. Sometimes I find myself watching and I'm not a kid and can't understand a word they say. What did Charo used to say – cuchi, cuchi?

    September 23, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  307. Chris

    Mark, parents like you are why I wish our great nation required a license to have children. You're embarrassing.

    September 23, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  308. spike

    whats so terrible...u consertavises are the reasons your kids rebel at a later age. nothing wrong about it. let your kids some a good looking woman, your boys will like her and not be gay, the girls will want to look like her...its a good thing

    September 23, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  309. allan

    wow, what a hot, steamy pile of $h!t article. WHO CARES

    September 23, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      And yet here you are wasting your amazingly valuable time on it. Huh.

      September 23, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • allan

      katy perry should be allowed to be on tv on sesame street for christ's sake

      September 23, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  310. Laura

    Speaking as the mother of a 5 year old boy and a 3 year old girl who is extremly picky about what their children watches, I have only this to say to any parents offended by this video. Lighten the hell up!

    September 23, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      Well said!!

      September 23, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Adrock

      I have a 3 and a 5 year old. both girls. they notice more than I think they do. Parents are the ones that are blind if they dont believe this, not the kids. Yes kids have seen it before, and i am not going to freak out at every little thing they, and neither should people who feel different than I, so dont freak out that sesame street pulled it either. It's ok to have boundries, yours may be different than you neighbors. But who's to say who's right?

      September 23, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  311. JakeInVT

    We must protect our precious snowflakes from the real world!

    Right? When did we get so prudish?

    September 23, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  312. LB

    But just think how the kids' faces must have lit up when she sang "I Kissed a Girl"...

    September 23, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  313. lawrence

    You've got to be kidding me! Kids couldn't care less, its the adults who obviously have the problem.

    Besides, most of these kids are just a few years post-breast feeding years; see her probably brings back good memories 🙂

    September 23, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • observer900


      September 23, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      That is exactly what I was thinking. I would also add that the adults could be naked on the show and the kids would still be more interested in Elmo. Grown ups are boring and tell you not to do stuff. Don't you remember?

      September 23, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • HooHaw

      You mean Good Mammaries

      September 23, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  314. ssaattbb

    As will most issues like this, the only possible way the kids would notice anything other than Elmo in this video is because of all ot the adults screaming and yelling about it. Just like the Super Bowl mele, kids wouldn't have noticed a thing if adults would have rolled their eyes and kept their mouths shut.

    September 23, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  315. ray

    Ok Katie you have a nice rack! Everybody knows already so why not tone it down a bit for Sesame Street? Better yet let's end this charade and get yourself into playboy.

    September 23, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Donald

      All cartoons and puppets were dressed the same. Difference she is a person and to teach children modesty it needs to start with the all characters, stars, parents, teachers etc. We all need to start practicing what we preach instead of do as I say not as I do. Morals have escaped so many, how can we get them back?

      September 23, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  316. tedy roosevelt kenedy

    I dont think there is nothing wrong withwhat katy is wearing. in fact when the show aires. i will be watching sesame street for the first time in 25 years.

    September 23, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      While watching the show, maybe you could spend a little time learning basic grammar as well.

      September 23, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • GuerillaGorilla

      Unfortunately the segment will not air on public TV, as mentioned in the article.

      September 23, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • LIncoln A.

      A double negative? I think they do grammar lesson every Thursday.....that's the Fifth (today's letter is F) 5(and today's number is 5) day from the left on the calender if you start with Sunday. (by the way, tomorrow's letter will be S)

      September 23, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      John – It was a double negative.

      Hell I liked the suit. I too believe that we shy away form the bodies natural beauty or make it a bad thing. It is not a bad thing at all. However, I do not think that it is appropriate to be rated TV-Y. Some poor child might think it's time to feed! LOL

      September 23, 2010 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  317. boots

    Maybe having Katy would help dads spend some more time with their kids... Daddy likes Steet too!

    September 23, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  318. scroo yoo

    This reminds me of having a 50 year old mom who will search your room and throw away your playboys at 16 but still wont remember to shut the door when they are changing.I think its some oedipal jealousy these women have

    September 23, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  319. observer900

    it looks like a dress from the 50's. hardly provocative. are we supposed to pretend that women don't have breasts? My kids are teens now, but this dress would not have bothered me when they were little.

    September 23, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • PlanoGuy

      Your teenager kids have bigger problems if they are still watching Sesame Street.. LOL

      September 23, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  320. Mark

    Isn't this less than talented sack of hot airs 15 minutes of shame over yet? Here is a performer who could garner no such success with her music so goes the lezploitation with I kissed a girl. I mean come on what a simple, stupid way to appeal to all the terestrial bubble gum radio listeners. I could absolutely care less if she is on sesame street or whatever. I control what my children watch, plain and simple. If I don't want them to watch it they will not. It would just be nice if sesame street would let real musicians perform more often instead of in my opinion, less than trailer trash, jerry springer starlets such as perry perform!

    September 23, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tommy

      I'm not going to go so far as to call her "trailer trash," but I agree with the sentiment that more truly talented musicians need to be exposed to kids on Sesame Street instead of yet another pop star. Kids are already bombarded with that stuff everywhere else. Sesame Street is about growing your mind with stuff you haven't seen or heard before. What about Wayne Shorter, or one of the Marsalis brothers? Victor Wooten? Lonnie White? Mark Knopfler? Hello? Is this thing on?

      September 23, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Mark

      You're the reason some species eat their young. I pity your poor, misguided kids.

      September 23, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • PerryAlso

      You mean you could NOT care less.
      I agree with the comment that what she was wearing was no worse than how Disney dressed Tinkerbell.

      September 23, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Mark

      Arrr I am old and hate pop music! And get off the lawn too while you're at it!

      September 23, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steven

      Wow.... your comment shows a basic lack of understanding of everything. What is a "real musician?" I think it's, you know, a successful one (like Katy Perry.) Who do you suggest? The Eagles? This isn't the 70s anymore. Katy Perry is music. This is what pop music is now. Get over it.

      September 23, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • do you let your kids watch jerry springer?!

      i think you should.

      September 23, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • bighulawood

      Someone has a rather vehement Katy issue. Personally, I'm delighted that Sesame Workshop and Katy's PR machine got together to mold a [very] popular pop song into a learning op for kids. I agree that it's unfortunate they didn't realize the wardrobe issue. But, honestly, Mark.... you're coming across as a tool.

      September 23, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Mark

      I've heard her sing live in a studio, and this chick can sing! She's a better live singer than Taylor Swift, and a lot of other pop stars who can't hit a real note.

      September 23, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  321. anonymous

    Katy Perry does NOT need to compromise herself to placate ultra conservatives. Everyone who does not agree with the position that Sesame Street took should contact them – otherwise, the vocal minority gets their way. Something that is happening too often these days.

    September 23, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack Tupp

      Oh puhhhhlease

      September 23, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sup

      Show me dem tatas

      September 23, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reason

      You have to be stupid to think that kids don't notice. They don't precieve things like an adult, but they sure as heck remember them.

      Parents absolutely have the right to complain whether you think they are a prude or not is not their problem. Being a free country doesn't mean people should take on the values of the lowest degenerates just because it is "ultra-conservative" or confrontation to not.

      Arrogance is a two way street, and I am as free to voice my opinion as anyone else....

      September 23, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kam

      Ultraconservatives. I'm a liberal and no I'm no prude. I'm only 28 years old but even I think that outfit is inappropriate for a children's show!

      September 23, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • proudcdn

      @reason: just because YOU don't agree with it doesn't mean it shouldn't air. It's called parental choice. If it offends you don't let YOUR kids watch it. Don't ruin it for the rest of us with your ultra conservative bs. YOU are the minority, and therefore should NOT be catered to. Plain and simple. When I was a kid, if my parents found something on tv or movies they didn't want me to see, they told me to turn it off, or go away, etc. In fact I think we should deny ultra cons tv service period, as all you do is complain about violence, and blood and nudity. It's called Hollywood people, wake up and stop being so prudish.

      September 24, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  322. PleasePrettyPlease

    Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street? ...

    September 23, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • jd20785

      All I can say is Tickle Me Elmo.... and has anybody thought for a second whether this might not be a publicity stunt from Katy Perry's camp? The producers at SS and KP's people knew what was going down from day one, and suddenly it's too hot to play in Peoria? Controversy keeps careers hot! (Even Elmo's!)

      September 23, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anon E Mous

      Take SR16 North from Tacoma, in Gorst change to SR3, then SR303. Get off SR303 at Newberry Hill Rd. (Silverdale). Turn left (West) and drive about 5 miles. Sesame Street will be on your right.

      September 24, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  323. Gunny

    Look at Jessica rabbit from the who framed roger rabbit movie she was smokin and i remember all to well hot momma also look at the little mermaid she was half naked please people

    September 23, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  324. Temp

    Thats nearly identical to tinkerbells costume. Its just a dress up kind of princessy outfit. Sheesh

    September 23, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
    • LHas

      That's exactly what I thought! I don't understand the huge uproar over this. I understand that Tinkerbell is animated (like Ariel and other Disney princesses) but it looks to be what she was going for here.

      September 23, 2010 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  325. Selma

    Miss Piggy wore worse.

    September 23, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  326. Budgie

    I agree with the basic sentiment of the above comments (that kids wouldn't even notice), but come on. Could Perry seriously not see this helicopter-mommy backlash coming a mile away? She could have picked a costume that would go over well with all audiences but still expressed her "Katy-ness."

    September 23, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Selma

      @Budgie That is not Perry's issue – that's the production manager and costume designer's issue. Don't think she gets to wear what she wants on television – ultimately, that responsibility lies with the Sesame Street production company.

      September 23, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Lincoln, A.

      Come on is right......I mean, what......the kids never seen Mommy in a swimsuit or a bra? For crying out loud people....get a life!!!

      September 23, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Budgie

      Just to clarify... I am not attacking Katy Perry at all. You will see that I characterize those who got this clip removed from the air as "helicopter mommies." I take Katy's side in this. I just think that Sesame Street's costume department should have known they'd have whiny prudes complaining and dressed Katy accordingly.

      September 23, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      The problem here is Katy Perry's narcissism. She actually thinks she is the hottest thing out there and quite frankly it takes a bit more than revealing clothing to make one hot.
      She is very plain in looks and figure. She is not overly attractive in any way yet she decides that she has got "it" and therefore must show "it" off.
      If she were actually able to show off her brains THAT would make her a little more attractive at least.
      In this case she showed simply she has none (brains).

      September 23, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • jmbiel

      totally agree...duh! she missed out on her chance to have the very young recognize her and then maybe carry over into record sales later in life.

      September 23, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      @Selma – you couldn't be more wrong...I do agree with you about SS's producer "dictating" what to wear to noobs – but when you're a "star" – you call the shots...I assure you. She most likely gave them a very limited amount of time to do the shoot...showed up late...expected everyone to hurry up for her (even though they were most likely waiting around for her) – and get her DONE...if she didn't like an outfit...she won't wear it. She has a "brand" she must nurture – and her agent knows that, too...and that brand calls for clothing like what she's wearing in that video.....full stop.

      September 23, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rbnlegnd101

      First off, if you think a performer on a TV show picks their own wardrobe, you are the one who is not thinking very hard. There are people whose whole job is picking out clothing for the people you see on TV. She doesn't do her own hair or makeup either.

      Secondly, how does a pop singer on a childrens program, dress to show her brains? She's there to smile and sing a catchy song with a simple cheerful tune about hot and cold. She could wear a t-shirt with math equations on it, but it wouldn't film well and the audience can't read anyway.

      September 24, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  327. Emily

    Preschoolers don't remember what they had for lunch two hours ago, let alone what somebody on Sesame Street wore. Some parents are ridiculous.

    September 23, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • jovan!

      hahahaha that is very much true <-(doesnt make sense) hahahahahahaa

      September 23, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • jahnita

      amen to that cause im in seventh grade and i cant remember if i ate breakfast this morning or not...................>>>>>>>>>>> shame

      September 23, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Playgurl89

      Lol exactly, preschoolers can't even remember what they ate for lunch. It's ridiculous how prude and just generally retarded parents can be. Not like there hasn't been other kid show characters that wear risqué outfits. People need to take a chill pill and step into the 21st century. 🙂

      September 23, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • melly

      LOL exactly. I dont even remember watching sesame street that much. Yet I watched it every day!!
      Kids dont even notice it. Its the older people who have been exposed to dirty things who do 😉

      September 23, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • chris

      I totally agree! And I have a 4 year-old in pre-school...my 1 year old is at home and does watch SS...give me a break...her outfit was (I'll admit) a little risque – but my 4-year old didn't notice...Big deal...calm down folks! It'll all be over soon.

      September 23, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Are you serious? If preschoolers don't remember anything, then why do we waste time teaching them anything? They won't remember anyway, right? Very early on, kids start to assimilate their surroundings. If you subject them to women who wear almost nothing, they will grow up thinking that this is "normal". If you don't agree, look at the slide of the morals in this country. Do you really think this happened all of a sudden. No. Little by little the line is crossed. Everyone is doing it, so it seems "normal", and after all, it is "not that bad". When you are comfortable with that, the line is pushed a little more.

      When I was growing up, it would have been unthinkable to walk through the mall and see the stuff you see at Victoria's Secret, for instance, much less see the clothing (or lack thereof) being worn. But these days, no one seems to think twice about it.

      Is it really unreasonable to expect that there would be something, some TV show or something, that could actually hold the line on this stuff and say, "sorry, that is too much; we are not doing it."?

      September 24, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  328. Leah

    Oh please. When I was watching Sesame Street as a kid in the 80s I wasn't paying attention to anything that anyone was wearing or what they looked like. That includes the busty Polly Darton puppet they had. I was just listening to the fun songs. As long as Katy edited the lyrics to describe the difference between hot and cold (which is pretty much what every guest performer does on Sesame Street- Gloria Estefan's 1-2-3 being just one example) I don't think that outfit is terribly over the top.

    September 23, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      The outfit not being over the top is exactly the issue they had!

      September 23, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lincoln, A.

      Seems like it might be prudy mommy that has the dirty little mind here.

      September 23, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alex Wright

      look at tinker ball she wears busty top and noone said anything i dont think nothing was wrong with it either.

      September 23, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      maximusvad: It is NOT only in the US is the human body a bad thing. There are many conservative and religious people, in OTHER countries, that do not want their children exposed to what they deem inappropriate.
      While I, myself, do not consider her outfit inappropriate, others do and I would respect their views.

      September 23, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bass

      I agree. I can remember so many times starring at Maria's chest, or looking at some part of the female guest. This is making something out of nothing. Now if Elmo would have motor boated her.....

      September 23, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • AnnBChrist

      Keep Katy get a new wardrobe stylist. Her expressive face should go over well with the toddlers.

      September 23, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • TiredofBS2

      Why does the risqué dress have to be such an issue, taken out of the equation eliminates the conversation. What is the big deal, wear something that won't explode on television or make a youngster thirsty for lunch and we can move on to the next BS issue.

      September 23, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • amelia

      Only in America is the body a bad thing? Have you heard of the burka?! And it's not really about her body, it is about little girls thinking they have to look like that to be beautiful.

      September 23, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |

      why is that parents who want to monitor what their kids are watching cant change the channel or turn the TV off? it's pathetic to see what a bunch of whiny babies we have become here in the US

      September 23, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mikegyver

      The letter of the day is S for Schwing!

      September 23, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr Man

      Not if the word of the day was boobs

      September 23, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • trashtrailor

      Let's bring back the good ol' wholesome days of Buggs Bunny in drag.

      September 23, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Emily

      it makes me really upset that a woman has to hide her body completely in order to fulfill the wishes and desires of ultra-conservative parents. believe it or not, adult women have breasts. that's not what kids are looking at– they're happy just to see a dancing elmo.
      parents need to stop acting like kids will be scarred for life by these sorts of non-issues.

      September 23, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • robert

      I agree completely. Unfortunately there is a small group of "censors" who can't get their own minds out of the gutter and make the most noise. They can find something objectional in Disney cartoons, Bob square pants, etc, etc. I think the networks are gutless. I remember taking my 9 yo to James Bond movies. All he saw was the action and gadgetry. These people are not looking at these things from a childs eyes. They need to lighten up.

      September 23, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Al

      Thanks to Katy's outfit, Elmo is now being treated for an erection lasting more than four hours.

      September 23, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • mkztg

      This is is the start if we continue with all the political correctness that has hit our society. If something remotely offends someone or 'could' offend them then it isn't acceptable. Time to grow up a little. If you don't like it don't let your kids watch it. Pathetic.

      September 23, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Blessed Geek

      The article did say many parents were unhappy because her outfit was not sufficiently over her/the top.

      September 23, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jerry Kambic

      The kids who watch this show are well a where of what the function of a breast is since most of them were breast feed a few years earlier. This country really needs to get over ourselves.

      September 24, 2010 at 1:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Bill Hoffman

      I agree. I watched it in the 70's and all I did was sing along and learn to count!

      September 24, 2010 at 5:37 am | Report abuse |
    • CJ

      I smell a publicity stunt! She would have been supplied with a costume by none other than the wardrobe department at Children's Television Workshop. Then they got some negative comments from the YouTube test video, and it's a media hit for them and for Perry.

      September 24, 2010 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Bryan

      She can be a guest on Pearl Street! Oh what a coincidence that's where I live.

      September 24, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • SAHD

      I like it as she looks like one of those blow up dolls! Very nice!

      September 24, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      I remember in the 70's an episode with Maria wearing a dress and nipping out. Didn't think much of it.

      November 28, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • ann

      I applaud Seasame Street and their decision to not show the Katy Perry clip with Elmo! Seasame St. is a child's show and should remain one what is wrong with that. AJ, you being a male maybe would not be as impressed upon like a female child could be while watching something like skimpy dressed girl characters. I am a female and watching shows like that as a child (yep even at 5) with the female characters in skimpy outfits did leave an impression with me and I would want to mimic those outfits, but at my young age would be inappropriate for me. Those type of characters always left an impression on me and I think as a child when you are watching shows made for the age group you shouldn't have to worry about those things. AJ, I also understand that the little mermaid showed some racy outfits too, but let's remember Ariel was a cartoon character.

      December 21, 2010 at 2:59 am | Report abuse |

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