Saturday, September 25, 2010

Katy Perry pulled from Sesame Street

Producers of the hit children's TV show Sesame Street have cancelled an appearance by cleavage-baring pop star Katy Perry following feedback from parents.

Perry, who rose to fame in 2008 with the number one single I Kissed A Girl, was set to appear on the premiere of Sesame Street's 41st season on September 27.
The segment appeared online on Monday and showed Perry performing her song Hot N Cold alongside the popular puppet Elmo.

The song, originally about an elusive lover, was rewritten for the segment in which Elmo is unsure about playing a game of dress up with Perry.
"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," Sesame Street said in a statement.

A spokesman for Perry said the singer "enjoyed working with Sesame Street" and noted the video can still be seen on Perry's website. It also is still available on YouTube.

Perry is not the first celebrity to be pulled from the show.
A music video featuring singer Chris Brown was cancelled in February when Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting his former girlfriend Rihanna.

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