Muppets....and controversy??

So you all know what a huge Muppet fan I am - at least I would assume so if you know me pretty well and if you're a reader of this blog, you probably do. And this week, the Sesame Street Muppets are in the midst of kind of a ridiculous controversy if you ask me.

A video was released from Sesame Street's 41st season on YouTube featuring pop star Katy Perry and Elmo singing a parody of Katy's song "Hot N' Cold". And then several days after it debuted, Sesame Workshop has now pulled it because she is wearing a rather low cut dress and apparently there were complaints that it was too "hot for TV".

I would like to go on record that I am not a fan of Katy Perry at all - I think she's rather annoying actually. And I would also like to go on record that Elmo is my least favorite of all the Muppets. That being said, after hearing all this controversy, I found the video on YouTube as it's still available through Katy's YouTube channel. I watched it once. I watched it again.

I really don't see what the big deal is. It is a sort of low cut dress but the video is cute, her lady bits do not fall out at any time or even appear to be in risk of doing so. And quite frankly, I take the opinion of some that most little children are going to be paying more attention to Elmo and the activities in the video than the singer's wardrobe.

Now, I'm not a parent yet, so maybe I would feel differently if I had children. But I just feel that this issue was blown way out of proportion. It seems society is becoming maybe just a hair too sensitive on some issues.

This is strictly just my own opinion - I wish to ruffle no feathers. I can be conservative with the best of them on some things. But I think that this video was just good old fashioned fun and it's kind of shame that kids will miss out on this.


Gina said...

So I watched the video and I didn't think that there was anything wrong with it. I agree with you.

Cyndy said...

I did not see much wrong. There was quite a bit of skin showing...not the best outfit for a kid's show, but I have seen worse.

Mike thought she looked pretty hot!