Katy Perry Sesame Street Appearance Banned

Katy Perry and Elmo on Sesame Street
Katy Perry and Elmo on Sesame Street

If you want to see Katy Perry’s appearance on Sesame Street, you’ll have to watch it on You Tube.  After receiving complaints from parents about her cleavage-baring dress, a PBS spokesman confirms that the episode has been pulled.

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.

That feedback includes angry letters and emails from parents upset by the idea that their children would be exposed to Perry’s breasts on television.  One parent even suggested that perhaps the show should be renamed “Cleavage Avenue.”

Katy Perry herself hasn’t commented on the controversy other than an early morning tweet in which she confirms that she does, in fact, know the way to Sesame Street.  She also knows how to get attention.  Her spot may not air on television, but the YouTube video has already been viewed nearly one million times.

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