Katy Perry Hot and Cold on Sesame Street

American singer/songwriter Katy Perry has become the focus of a censorship row on Sesame Street after the producers of the preschool television show decided not to air her music video “Hot and Cold”. Perry appeared on the Sesame Street YouTube channel in a music video with Elmo, dressed up and ready to play but disappointed that Elmo had changed his plans. Parents complained to Sesame Street that Perry’s dress was too low cut and revealed too much cleavage. The decision became a part of popular American culture this week when Katy Perry appeared on Saturday Night Live to promote her new Teenage Dream album, dressed in a very tight fitting Elmo shirt for a comedy skit and performing her songs.

Katy Perry and Elmo in Hot and Cold music video

Click on the image below to play the Hot and Cold music video in YouTube

On reflection, perhaps its the California Gurls music video that parents are really worried about. Click on the image below to play the California Gurls music video in YouTube


Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dogg “California Gurls” was drected by Mathew Cullen of Motion Theory.

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  • Neil Duckett

    Anyone young enough to be watching S.S wouldn’t know the problem with it …. their mothers probably dress just the same, it’s not that big a deal.

  • Ms.SkyHy

    I don’t see what the big deal is for. therefore I vote hatership, not censorship. I seen more cleavage on a breast feeding mother.