Katy Perry Sesame Street video too "hot" for TV, AND removed by youtube

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Katy Perry Sesame Street video too "hot" for TV, AND removed by youtube

P'Gell P'Gell
Evidently Katy Perry made a video with a version of her hit "Hot and Cold" for Sesame Street. She wore a nice, normal yellow dress and the Prudery Club of America called for a ban on the video.

About 20 minutes ago, I saw the entire video on youtube, now youtube has pulled the video.

There was NOTHING sexual or provocative about it. What is WRONG with Americans.

Here's a link.

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09/23/2010
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Kindred Kindred
I just saw the story myself this morning. It's sad, because she was obviously wearing a costume and there was nothing sexual about the song/number she did with Elmo. I would have no problem letting my two young kids watch that.
09/23/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
Neither would I. I'd let my kids watch it (if they were young enough for Sesame Street.) Not only that, but Elmo was naked.
09/23/2010
Kindred Kindred
I saw the story on CBS, and when asked if he could remember anyone else appearing on Sesame Street wearing "provocative" clothes, Harry Smith answered "Yes, Miss. Piggy"! I thought it was funny and yet true. Sure it's a puppet, but the suggestion is still there, not to mention the character is very sexual and suggestive.
09/23/2010
Alicia Alicia
That's so ridiculous. Yes the shirt was a bit low cut but do children have to be so censored that they can't see a low cut shirt? Her breasts were fully covered so I don't understand the big deal really. It's ridiculous that people have to be so sensitive and try to shelter their children from the real world.
09/23/2010
ScottA ScottA
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Originally posted by Alicia
That's so ridiculous. Yes the shirt was a bit low cut but do children have to be so censored that they can't see a low cut shirt? Her breasts were fully covered so I don't understand the big deal really. It's ridiculous that people ...
Young children often see breasts. Generally they're younger then the ones that watch Sesame Street, but let's be truthful here, many see them a couple of times a day. Granted it's a non-sexual context, but I doubt that SS-age kids have sexualized breasts yet.
09/23/2010
SexyySarah SexyySarah
This is stupid! She didn't look like she was wearing anything "sexual" what is this world coming to? I have two young kids and I'd let them watch it.
09/23/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Found an article - parents complained her dress was too revealing. She WAS wearing a mesh top from the cups up to her neck, like a kids' Halloween costume. Eh, I thought her chest was too bony.

Any rate, I think the parents had more issues with Perry than what she was actually wearing.
09/23/2010
Jobthingy Jobthingy
I just watched it from the link. There is nothing wrong with it at all. I think its cute. I would totally let my daughter watch it. In fact I will when she gets home from school
09/23/2010
Alura Une Alura Une
I am one of "those" Americans. I will not go out of the house with shorts on and I can understand some people's need for hijab and Christian head coverings. So as you might imagine, the dress the lady wore in the video did strike me as a little much. It's cute, but maybe not quite right for a children's show. But I don't feel it is so inappropriate that it deserves as much attention as it has gotten. I keep seeing articles and discussions on it...

I don't even know who this Katy Perry is! I know her name, but I don't know what she does! I assume she's pretty popular?!
09/23/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
I wear stuff like that to the Supermarket. I mean, without the tiara. I've always wanted "A Tiara for Daywear."

I still "got it" and I'm gonna use it until I lose it, and I'll probably still show off what's left then. To each their own.
09/23/2010
Darling Jen Darling Jen
I agree that the prudish parents probably had more of an issue with Katy Perry herself and less with her outfit. In my opinion, it was a super cute video.
09/23/2010
gone77 gone77
I did not see the video, but the fact that parents complained about it does not surprise me in the least. A lot of parents are oversensitive when it comes to their kids and try way too hard to shelter them from what they feel are inappropriate visuals.

And I'm with Darling Jen--I would bet money the parents have more of an issue with Ms. Perry herself than her outfit. It's absurd.
09/23/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
Evidently Katy Perry made a video with a version of her hit "Hot and Cold" for Sesame Street. She wore a nice, normal yellow dress and the Prudery Club of America called for a ban on the video.

About 20 minutes ago, I saw the entire ...
This is the same stupidity that caused people to question the sexual proclivities of Bert and Earnie...no they aren't gay Jackass they are MUPPETS! The article quotes a perfect line to sing to Elmo "How am I supposed to play with you?/You’re up and you’re down/You’re running around/You’re fast and you’re slow/You’re stop and you’re go.” He's a hyper active childlike Muppet...these aren't suggestinve they are truth! SO SO STUPID!
09/23/2010
Blinker Blinker
ZOMG I was about to post about thiiiiiiissssss.

First of all, the top isn't low cut. That is flesh-toned meshing, like figure skaters wear. Look at her neckline!

And what 4 year old kid is gonna be gawking at her tits? They want Elmo, not Katy Perry. I'm sorry but I think the brightly colored furry creatures are going to distract from her non-cleavage.

I miss Sifl and Olly.
09/23/2010
Madeira Madeira
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
Evidently Katy Perry made a video with a version of her hit "Hot and Cold" for Sesame Street. She wore a nice, normal yellow dress and the Prudery Club of America called for a ban on the video.

About 20 minutes ago, I saw the entire ...
I think it may be a little inappropriate for sesame street, not because she's overly provocative, but because she seems to be flirting with Elmo... which is probably unintentional but becomes a little bizarre.
09/23/2010
Gary Gary
"What is WRONG with Americans."

That is a big can of worms!
09/23/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
I can see where the dress should have had thick straps or something like that, but I still don't think her dress was all that bad, especially considering some of the outfits on some of like, the Disney shows these parents also let their kids watch.
09/23/2010
Blinker Blinker
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Originally posted by Jul!a
I can see where the dress should have had thick straps or something like that, but I still don't think her dress was all that bad, especially considering some of the outfits on some of like, the Disney shows these parents also let their kids watch.
Hannah Whoretana, you mean?
09/23/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Blinker
Hannah Whoretana, you mean?
Something like that, lol. I guess I was more getting at the fact that there are plenty of other 'kids' shows out there that show way more revealing things than Katy did, and those seem to be just fine, lol
09/23/2010
Owl Identified Owl Identified
Not gonna lie, I saw the video and couldn't figure out why she was wearing the dress that she was. Was it so bad that it needed to be pulled from television? No, in my opinion, but it was not appropriate for the show at all. On Katy's part I really think she was deliberately trying to be provocative, which is sad but necessary when your music sucks as badly as hers does.

But yeah, c'mon. That shit scarcely covered her nips and to me that's not really the kind of thing you wear on Sesame Street if you want to show respect to your audience. Are kids exposed to boobs all the time? Yeah. Are boobs inherently naughty and evil? No, far from. But do kids constantly need to be bombarded with highly sexualized images and scenarios (agreeing that the flirting with Elmo was awkward,) even on Sesame Street? I really don't think so.

If I were a parent I think I'd be pissed to, but I don't think I'd try to get it pulled. I'd probably just try to talk to my kids about the boobage (if they were open to it, kids are pretty squeamish about that stuff sometimes) and see what they thought of it, etc. It's more useful to them in the long run since two dimensional, hyper-sexualized female pop stars aren't going anywhere and all genders need to learn to form healthy attitudes toward sexuality and gender in spite of these images.
09/25/2010
Darling Jen Darling Jen
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Originally posted by Owl Identified
Not gonna lie, I saw the video and couldn't figure out why she was wearing the dress that she was. Was it so bad that it needed to be pulled from television? No, in my opinion, but it was not appropriate for the show at all. On Katy's part I ...
What's interesting to consider is that she didn't have full control over her clothes either. Celebrities have personal stylists and they picked it out for her and she consented. Then she went to the filming studio and all the Sesame Street directors, producers, and whatnot ok-ed it too. So blaming just Katy Perry for it still isn't fair. There are so many other responsible people it went through LONG before it was filmed and edited for the show.

And at the end of the day, I honestly think kids see much worse on a day-to-day basis on TV commercials, billboard, at the local Wal-Mart, etc. I think it's absolutely ridiculous to ban it considering down a street near my own house is a HUGE banner with provocative Hooters girls on it that kids see in the car every day.
09/25/2010
Andromeda Andromeda
I actually didn't think the bustier-style top was the best choice for a kid's program. I also don't think Katy Perry is a good role model for kids of ANY age, but that's just me...
09/25/2010
yayy yayy
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
Evidently Katy Perry made a video with a version of her hit "Hot and Cold" for Sesame Street. She wore a nice, normal yellow dress and the Prudery Club of America called for a ban on the video.

About 20 minutes ago, I saw the entire ...
do you know where you can see it?
01/09/2011
Yoda Yoda
I doubt the video is intended to be provocative, but I get that some parents don't want their kids seeing Katy Perry wearing a corset-style dress, running on the spot with her boobs bouncing around. It's not offensive to me, but at the same time, I don't think it's appropriate for a primary-aged audience.
01/09/2011
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