First off, let me say that as a child, I loved Sesame Street. As an adult, I still love Sesame Street. That is to say, i still love the Sesame Street I watched as a child. I pretty much lost all respect for the later years once the brought in the brain-melting 15-minute Elmos's world at the end of every episode.
Seriously, go back and watch vintage Sesame Street and you can see how dumbed down it gradually became over the years. It's sad, because the early years of Sesame Street really did seem to give children and their intellect level some credit.
I will also mention that I have a love/hate thing for Katy Perry.. sometimes I think she's just the cutest thing short of Zooey Deschanel, and other times I just want to punch her in the friggin' face. I think it's just because she's EVERYWHERE and that's a sure way to annoy me.
That being said, today Tom Megginson at Work That Matters, posted about the Katy Perry clip that was deemed too hot for Sesame Street. You can read the article here.
It seems that after some feedback from parents on the YouTube video regarding Ms. Perry's ... *koff*.. erm.. decolletage, the CTW has decided to pull this skit.
Let me sum up their argument for having it pulled, in simple netspeak:
OH NOEEZZZZZZ!!!1!11!! BEWBERZZZZZZ!!!
Yes. Please. Won't someone think of the children? All those poor defenseless children, who, as Tom pointed out have obviously never been to a beach, or been nursed, or seen a woman in a tank top before... someone please make sure they aren't forever scarred and corrupted by Katy Perry's cleavage.
Really? What preschooler is going to give one iota of thought to Katy's rack when there's that grammatically incorrect, third-person-talking, squeaky-voiced furry red mop with eyes to be entranced by?
Grow-up, overprotective parents and mammophobes everywhere.