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Katy Perry's Dress -- Too Hot for 'Sesame Street'

9/23/2010 6:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Katy Perry's costume -- and song -- have been yanked from "Sesame Street" ... after the show began receiving complaints like, "that was the most messed up thing iv [sic] ever seen."

Katy shot a segment for the show -- which was supposed to air on New Year's Eve -- in which she sings a cleaned-up version of her song, "Hot N Cold" with Elmo.

The song made its way to YouTube Monday and racked up nearly a million views.  But some parents started complaining her cleavage was too front and center.  We've learned producers have decided not to air the song on the show.
Fact is ... what looks like Katy's bare chest is actually covered in flesh-colored mesh that goes all the way to her neck. 


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Laura York    

You've got to be kidding me! Katy Perry has no chest to speak of and in this dress everything is covered. So what's the big deal? I think people will always find something to complain about even if there isn't anything to complain about.

1427 days ago


There was nothing wrong with Katy Perry and Elmo...Stop hating everyone!!!

1427 days ago


I think that the scene with Katy and Elmo is kid friendly. I think people are just looking for a reason to make nasty comments about a someone. To only be paying attention to someones body part(s) is perverted. They can just as easy reshoot the scene with her wearing something different but, to not air her on the show at all is just dumb. There is nothing wrong her being on the show. People need to stop being so judgemental about others. People making judgement calls, are the main ones that need to shut up because, you're not prefect yourselves. Futhermore she has a stylist you freakin' idiots, so she did not actually pick out her clothing for the show. If the producers were smart they would of realzed before the shoot was finished that her outfit was not "appropriate" for the show. This shows someone(s) over there was not doing their job and it is a reflection on the production part of the show. They liked the outfit in the beginning but, now there is a problem, shame on "Sesame Street Stylist" for letting it slip. There is no one to blame at all for this, it was a bad call, if that. So people need to just get a life and stop looking for the littlest bit of excitement to make their days worth while.

1427 days ago


Who cares about yet, another, white girl and how she looks or what she has done???????? There are hundreds of millions of us who are / have been unemployed for quite some time. Where are the articles about us??????????

1427 days ago


Since when is this appropriate attire for a children's show and it shocks me how many people think it's wrong to say something about it! :(

1427 days ago


I think if it was such a big deal about katy's outfit then sesame street should have retaped it with her wearing something different rather than taking her piece out all together.

1427 days ago


I think they were right to take this off the air, because children shold not be exposed to to much skin at a young age. I feel though if parents are going to in an uproar over this, then why do other shows continue to show our children and teens the wrong instead of the good. Shows like Degrassy on Teen Nick its like a soft core porn for teens (what happened to teen shows like Saved by the bell) and shows like Jersey Shore, Pregnat at 16 and many others show are children that messing around and having sex as teenagers is ok. This is why our children are getting out of control because they are not learning values and right from wrong at home, but instead from the TV!!

1427 days ago


For all you oh so concerned parents out there, I really hope you never let your children out of the house! God forbid they ever go in a pool, or to the mall. Or *gasp* to a park! They may see BREASTS!!!!!! NOOOO! NOT BREASTS! She's wearing a dress. She's not naked, not nearly as naked as she normally is. You're so concerned your children might see cleavage? Might want to just get rid of the whole tv set.
No, the outfit she's wearing is not necessary. But come on, really? I hope you all keep yours covered all the time. Since they're clearly so offensive. Your children might get upset if they ever see you wearing a low cut shirt!
They're 4 year olds......I'm pretty sure they're more concerned with dancing to Elmo's song than deciding how Katy Perry's breasts are going to alter their futures.

1427 days ago


there's is nothing wrong with her dress.. give me a break,i've seen worse on carls jr commercials

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1427 days ago


I have spent countless hours watching Sesame Street with my grandkids over a long span of uears. While I found Sesame Street one of the better programs that interest the children, I found it "high time' that grandpas who endure the topics that can be a bit repetitve and frankly boring are being catered to by the likes of Katy Perry. Thanks Big Bird , Elmo and friends for helping us out.

1427 days ago


I have a 4 year old and a 14 month old. If that aired on Sesame Street I would hardly notice. Who cares? How much TV do you people let your kid watch, anyway? If you limit your kids' screen time and spend time reading to them and encouraging them to color, paint, play with toys, etc. without the idiot box competing for their attention, and take them outside once in a while, your kid will not grow up to be a deviant because he/she saw Elmo do a duet with Katy Perry. If you're so worried about what your kid sees on TV get rid of the damned thing.

1427 days ago


The television is not your babysitter. Take your kids out from in front of Sesame Street and actually DO SOMETHING WITH THEM. Something active, something creative, something educational. There are plenty of things to do.

If I ever have a child, there will not be a TV in my house at all. I can sacrifice mediocre entertainment for 18 years to benefit the future of America.

TV at a very young age has been linked to ADHD and ADD as it is.

1427 days ago


Ok what the heck is going on with the mothers who complained? Jealous...If they are playing dress up what do u expect it's just dress up...And like another person said above you can see way worse out in the real world...Please get over it

1427 days ago


I dont think anyone is mad...I think everyone has the right to talk about these issues....we are trying to protect young children as long as we can...I watch out for my grandkids when I babysit grand kids go out in public, they go to parks, they go everywhere.....I just feel that if sesame street is showing a fun act, we dont need to think about clevage, or what someone is wearing...its way too much work, just like typing on this comment page....its obvious that it strikes a some, it does...if so, she needs a different outfit. She has a beautiful voice...just change the big deal.....she can still look like a barbie doll if that is the look they are trying for.....cover up what looks like it is not suitable for children...if you owned the station, you would do the same............bravo sesame street...stay have done a wonderful job so far....many years ago...still going strong.....I am proud of you!

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