Friday, September 24, 2010

Heck, cover her with some of Big Bird's feathers

Katy Perry’s breasts got her kicked off Sesame Street. I never thought I’d have to write that sentence, but because there is no shortage of prudes in this country, I finally got my chance. Perry, who is a rather attractive pop singer, did a musical number with the Sesame Street puppet Elmo that was supposed to run on the show, but when a clip of the video turned up on YouTube, some people apparently were aghast about the dress Perry was wearing, featuring a gold bustier top much like the one in the photo above. And, of course, with this being one of the leading countries in the world in which people are highly outraged by next to nothing, those folks complained. And Sesame Street, of course, bowed down immediately and killed plans to run the segment. You can still see it on Perry’s website at Judge for yourself. But here’s my opinion. Katy Perry is a pretty gorgeous human being, but I find it hard to believe that anybody was offended by her cleavage because, well, she really doesn’t have much to speak of. I guarantee you that you can go to pretty much any beach in this country and see a lot more skin that what’s revealed by Perry’s dress. Heck, go to Washington Crown Center and you’ll see a lot more. Back in the day, the women’s underwear section of the Sears catalog featured more in the way of partial nudity. Honestly, unless it was pointed out by an adult, if kids watched this video, they wouldn’t think a thing of it. And I wonder if we’d even be talking about this if Perry’s dress had a couple of little straps on it. Unfortunately, children are too often taught that the human body is something to be ashamed of. The folks who are griping about Perry are probably the same ones who want women who breast-feed their children in public to be treated like Hester Prynne. Some people in this country are becoming more like the Taliban every day.

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Blogger Dale Lolley said...

The outfit in question is a lot more revealing than the one you show here, Brandt. That said, I don't have a problem with it.

But, why would Sesame street want to have a gurl on who can't spell?

September 28, 2010 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

It's not as if a toddler is going to want to dress like Katey Perry after singing to the song.
I think the Sesame Street people already knew what Katey Perry was like and they also understand that children concentrate on faces and expressions. Many other celebrities have performed on Sesame Street, toddlers have no idea who Whoopie Goldberg is, they have no idea who REM is or Bon Jovi. But in the interest of entertaining the parents as well, they have popular celebrities on.

October 5, 2010 at 1:45 AM  

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