Article first published as Katy Perry Yanked from Sesame Street on Blogcritics.
Many stars have graced the immortal kids program Sesame Street, but unfortunately Katy Perry will not be one of them, TV Guide reports. Sesame Workshop has pulled the video of Perry signing a duet of her hit “Hot ‘n Cold” with Elmo, due to complaints that the clip was a bit too racy for viewers.
“In light of the feedback we’ve received on the Katy Perry music video, which was released on YouTube only, we have decided we will not air the segment on the television broadcast of Sesame Street, which is aimed at preschooler,” the company said in a statement.
The controversy appears to be over the outfit Perry wore for the segment, a low-cut green dress with flesh-toned mesh that ran up to her neck. The song, however, was revised to be about playing dress-up.