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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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1461 days ago


Not sure why the heck Sesame Street would even have Katy Perry o the show in the first place. She isn't a good role model for 3 and 4 year old kids and maybe they should make better choices in the future.

1461 days ago

Beatrice J.    

The emphasis on her dress is her breasts. The mesh fabric
doesn't hide the 65% that is shown. In fact, the use of that fabric to make it PG instead of ridiculous.

Do you think that children under 10 are going to notice
whether or not her exposure has clear fabric or not?

I know SS is getting ridiculed for their decision but I say
Bravo!! Every time we look the other way on something,
we affect the every-declining moral code of our society.

I ask this: WHAT purpose is served by having her wear
that dress....on Sesame Street?

1461 days ago


Flesh colored mesh? Is THAT supose to help cover her breasts? Really? Come on..give me a break. Her clevage IS showing. How stupid of you to even say "Fact is ... what looks like Katy's bare chest is actually covered in flesh-colored mesh that goes all the way to her neck."
What looks to be her breasts is in FACT her actual breasts! This writer is an a**. Must be a Katy fan.
I wonder WHY SS would even have someone like her on in the first palce. They have been trying to pull away from the "family friendly" morals for a long time now....guess THAT TREND will continue. What a shame. I grew up on SS myself but these days I have to monitor the show for my 3 yr old grandson to make sure I agree with WHAT they are saying. They are TWISTING the morals they USE TO HAVE to accomodate the PC of this world. The media has them believing there are MORE of the PC than there is of those who have Christian morals. The media is wrong and THAT FACT will proven in a coupkle of months. Hopefully things will start to change and the media will start to realize they are loosing our interest. Which means lost jobs for them in the NEAR future.

1461 days ago

lively mom    

Oh, please! EVERYONE who is a name or has been a name has done a stint on Sesame street! they had Prince singing a spoof of "Raspberry Beret", DEFINITELY not a child's tune, nor was Prince marketable to 3/4 year olds, but they did it anyway...And, the whole entire scene is about playing dress-up for goodness sake! She's in a "dress-up" all of you poor parents out there that think little suzy is going to be warped for all time by this had darn well better make sure that she's covered in a burkha when she's playing dress up! Sorry, but I think it's a cute scene, and I can bet that my kids would have had a blast dancing to Katy and Elmo!

1461 days ago


This is a major error on the part of the people at PBS.

You do not let anyone who is infamous, or noteworthy for sextapes and media about sex anywhere near shows meant for children.

1461 days ago


Um, if you listened to the clip, you would know that she asks Elmo to play dress up. Those are to be her dress up clothes. I don't think it's bad at all. Too many people out there want to start drama over nothing.

1461 days ago


If sesame street really had an issue with her clothes like they are claiming why then did they allow her to wear something like that in the first place. They had the choose from day one to say what she wore and it doesn't seem like they had such an issue with it until it got leaked on youtube.

1461 days ago


As for Katy Perry...far be it from me to criticize an entertainer / artist because as a supportive cast performer for years I am in favor of freedom of expression. However, even though I know that the narrow and bigoted minded ways of conservative are just a trick, I agree that Sesame Street is not the appropriate venue for an artist like Katy Perry. It has been only a short time since "I Kissed A Girl And I Liked It" brought her to her level of stardom. Anytime there are outside influences to push a child toward same sex relationships there should be some margin tightening. Those who are built by nature to be in same sex relationships should discover that from the inside in their own time. People deserve to love who they want and commmit to what they want. But small children should not be led to believe that sexy dressing is a way to go until they are old enough to understand what it is about, and Katy represents the right of freedom, but this time in the wrong place. SHe has established her image and is successful and has the right to propose it to audiences worldwide, but it should not be on Sesame Street. Is the show dropping in ratings? Or, why not just dress her in another type of garment that won't confuse young little girls and let 'that' show air.

1461 days ago


I do not watch much t.v. and WHO SHE IS I haven't a clue/and do not care. I remember S Street from years ago, and WHAT THE..?? WHY would you host a WOMAN W/boobs hanging out, and tons of black GUNK on her eyes??? This is a program for little kids.? DUH

1461 days ago


The more and more you try to shelter kids from things, the more and more they are going to experiment with things you don't want them to when they get older. I'm a product of that. Also, is the background in Sesame Street animated now? What the hell is up with that? I know it's been a long time since I was kid but I remember it looking like a real street.

1461 days ago


What are the parents upset about? Any one can walk into a mall and see that and sometimes worse.

1461 days ago


KATY PERRY presents herself as a prepubescent girl wanting to expose herself. Let her do it in her closet. tramps are tramps

1461 days ago


Given what we know about her she should have nothing to do with SS or children in any venue. Shame on SS for this ill conceived stunt

1461 days ago


Parents complained = "three Christian parents complained, including one divorcee."

Facts, folks !

1461 days ago
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