Sesame Street Pulls Katy Perry/Elmo Duet Video
[lastfm]Elmo[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Katy Perry[/lastfm] fans, will be disappointed.
You will not be seeing her duet with Elmo on Sesame Street after all.
[lastfm]Katy Perry [/lastfm]recorded a parody video version of her song “Hot N Cold” with [lastfm]Elmo[/lastfm] from Sesame Street.
But too many complaints from parents on YouTube lead to the decision of the Sesame Workshop to not air the video on the show.
Complaints on the YouTube link of the video from commenters who thought it was too risqué thought it contains too much cleavage.
The Sesame Workshop sent out a statement:
Sesame Street 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. We use parodies and celebrity segments to interest adults in the show 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. In light of the feedback we’ve received on the Katy Perry music video which was released on You Tube only, we have decided we will not air the segment on the television broadcast of Sesame Street, which is aimed at preschoolers. Katy Perry fans will still be able to view the video on You Tube.
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