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The Katy Perry video “Sesame Street” thinks too hot to air:

Seems pretty tame to me. Does anyone else think Perry looks like an anime character?

By Ezra Klein  | September 23, 2010; 12:28 PM ET
 
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it is tame but I don't think that's the point. Something doesn't have to be outrageously horrible to not be appropriate for a children's t.v show. her clothes? Just inappropriate not necessarily awful.

I don't think it's too much to ask that someone not show up on set to children's shows, showing that much skin, in tight clothing. Anywhere else? Sho cares. But this isn't classy for sesame street.

I feel bad for her because i think If she wore clothes that were appropriate to the setting, this wouldn't have happened. Don't they have wardrobe people on these sets? Didn't someone tell her something? Weird.

Posted by: silentbeep | September 23, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Uh, I don't think "Sesame Street" is the kind of gig where they put you on air in the clothes you came in wearing. I would guess they have a wardrobe department that dressed her in that.

Posted by: maarrcuuss | September 23, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

@maarrcuuss

If that was the case, the sesame street wardrobe department failed here, not her.

Posted by: silentbeep | September 23, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Ezra "Does anyone else think Perry looks like an anime character?"

THAT'S what it is! Ever since she's been around I've thought there was something about her. Something I couldn't quite put my finger on. "Who/what does she look like?"

ANIME.

Thanks Ezra.

On the subject at hand, yeah it was probably a bit too risque for the Street. Whether it was Perry herself or Sesame Street's staff, someone should have realized that a figure skater outfit was not appropriate. At least give her a shawl or something...

Posted by: Rockbiter | September 23, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Of course, what she is wearing has a upper bodice made of that shear fabric that holds together the costumes on all those ice skaters and dancers, costumes that "reveal" so much.

Posted by: jshafham | September 23, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Bare shoulders are too risky.

Posted by: photek00 | September 23, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

It's only appropriate that young girls get exposed to the images to which they will have to live up when they're 20 so they can prepare themselves, and that young boys see what's in store for them when they get to college. That's just good parenting.

Posted by: johnnynyquist | September 23, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Also, it's supposed to be a funny costume that she's wearing -- if you listen to it rather than just looking at it, the concept of the sketch is that she thought she was playing "dress-up" with Elmo so she put on the sort of thing the wardrobe people would have associated with little girls playing dress-up.

Posted by: mellifluent | September 23, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

I think mellifluent is the only one who gets it. This would not make any impression on my daughter at all except that it's a fun, kind of poppy song.

Posted by: dpurp | September 23, 2010 9:12 PM | Report abuse

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