The template for a celebrity Sesame Street appearance is fairly
well-established: show up, sing a song, and pretend all your best
friends are made of felt. It's a tradition songstress Katy Perry
violated Monday when she showed up in a low-cut lime green dress to sing
"Hot 'N Cold" with a musically inclined puppet for the show's New
Year's Eve special. After initially releasing a clip of the appearance
online, the show's producers backtracked
today amid parental outrage, confirming to US Weekly that the
performance will not air.
It seems like a fairly harsh reaction.
For one thing, the clip remains widely available on YouTube. Plus, as
New York Magazine's Kyle
Buchanan points out, "her scene partner Elmo wasn't wearing
anything at all."
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