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Sesame Street Censors Katy Perry

After a Facebook-based uproar from uptight anti-titty parents, Sesame Street has decided that they will not be airing a segment in which pop star Katy Perry sings to Elmo while wearing a low-cut costume.
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.
The video can still be seen on YouTube.

(Via - Gothamist)

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