Katy Perry & Other 'Sesame Street' Celebrities Who Show Way Too Much Skin


katy perrySesame Street has pulled a video featuring Katy Perry and Elmo singing a kid-friendly version of her song "Hot 'N Cold" after angry parents complained that her outfit was too suggestive. The company released this statement:

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 YouTube only, we have decided we will not air the segment on the television broadcast of Sesame Street, which is aimed at preschoolers

But Katy's not the first celebrity on Sesame Street to dress provocatively. Check out these past guests who maybe revealed a little too much.

Norah Jones wasn't afraid to let it all hang out in this baggy long-sleeve t-shirt with a plunging neckline.

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Feist should have changed her song to "1, 2, 3, Whore" to match this salacious outfit.



Hugh Jackman turned on fans yet again with his inappropriate, skin-tight t-shirt.

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Jenny McCarthy apparently thought she was posing for Playboy when she refused to button that 45th button.

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Kara DioGuardi's blanket wasn't enough to cover her chin.



Looks like someone was a little obsessed with his biceps. (Jason Bateman, we're talking to you!)

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Sesame Street said Jonah Hill would only be allowed back in the studio if he agreed to wear three shirts next time.

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Do you think Katy Perry was too provocatively dressed for Sesame Street? Or do you think people are freaking out about nothing?


Images via YouTube.com

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jeann... jeannesager

Ha! I think they're seriously overestimating how much kids look at boobs.

Dewlaps Dewlaps

Okay, I'm a little slow today. I looked at Norah Jones and thought "What the heck is she talking about? Plunging neckline?"

Very funny!

Breez... BreezyButterfly

Actually I agree that her "dress up" outfit is too revealing.  I'm not saying she can't show any skin, but her dress draws a lot of attention to her chest.  Now I don't think 3 year olds are going to care, nor do I think they will give it much thought.  The fact of the matter is it is a CHILDREN'S show not a MTV video!

Amyin... AmyinMotown

Very funny, Kim! First thing I said when I saw the video was "Whoa, seriously inappropriate dress." It gave the whole thing a skeevy air when she was running (why did they make her run in that dress?) after Elmo pleading with him to "play with her." What in heaven's name made anyone involved think "Whore dress...nice choice for Sesame Street! Roll tape!"

Scout... ScoutsHonorHMR

Ah, man.  I loved that video. I even put it on my personal blog.  Too bad.  Yes, I did think it was a bit revealing, but then my husband pointed out that she was technically covered to her neck and shoulder to shoulder. Yes, kids notice cleavage.  I saw pics of my two year old nephew at a party which had a hired "princess."  Apparently he spent the whole time staring at her fun bags which was hilarious.  Heh! 

II dunno.  At the same time, I think we might be being a mite over-sensitive.  It was a cute song and there just boobs.

By the way, loved, loved the sarcasm of the post.  Too funny.  I looked twice for the salacious, plunging t-shirt before I laughed at myself.

~Heather Murphy-Raines


Lynette Lynette

her outfit was not right for a show for preschoolers.  Really who is she dressing that sexy for?  I don't understand why the director or producer didn't catch this

Mary Green

BAD choice.

She has an equally dingy fiance who does not button his shirts, like a 70's rock star, and very eccentric style.

Who needs it for their preschooler?

There are MANY talented singers to showcase. WHY Ms Perry? MTV ok. Sesame Street?

Live and learn.  Not the end of the world.

Jennifer Branson

Sure my 3 year old might not notice the boobs, BUT my 6 year old niece will. At such an age where she is learning what is appropriate and what isn't and starting to really find herself, is this what we want for her to use as an example? Lets not sexualise our children, who is she dressing for? really?

squish squish

Maybe they were hoping to fill in some of the learning gaps of jr. high boys?

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