C’mon, folks, please tell me you’re kidding. Children’s Television Workshop pulled a video—made for Sesame Street—of Katy Perry hanging with Elmo because her outfit was deemed too sexy by parents who protested. I’m sure these same parents never take their kids to beaches or Wal-Mart, places where much more skin can often be seen.
Since all of Katy’s “nasty bits” are under control and under her clothes, where’s the problem? The Sesame Street audience has certainly seen breasts—quite a few of them (a majority?) have been or are still being breastfed.
If Katy Perry’s little dress is too erotic for toddlers and pre-schoolers, what exactly is it that these kids have been seeing and doing that would make them aware of that fact? Or are their mothers, many of whom are not so far removed from their Mary-Kate and Ashley outfits, afraid their kids will want to dress like Katy? Toddlers?
Let’s be realistic. Who’s looking at Katy anyway? Elmo’s in that video, too!