Katy Perry’s kid-friendly duet of her hit "Hot N Cold" with Elmo became controversial and the unaired Sesame Street sketch appearance has been pulled from the show after parents complained about the singer's cleavage-baring dress.
The “Hot N Cold” in a scene with Elmo was supposed to air on New Year’s Eve but producers have decided not to air the song on the show and issued a statement:
"Sesame Street has a long history of working with celebrities across all genres, including athletes, actors, musicians and artists. Sesame Street has always been written on two levels, for the child and adult. We use parodies and celebrity segments to interest adults in the show because we know that a child learns best when co-viewing with a parent or care-giver. We also value our viewer's opinions and particularly those of parents. In light of the feedback we've received on the Katy Perry music video which was released on You Tube only, we have decided we will not air the segment on the television broadcast of Sesame Street, which is aimed at preschoolers. Katy Perry fans will still be able to view the video on You Tube."
According to TMZ, after the clip made its way to YouTube some of the parental comments are:
-- "You can practically see her t*ts. That's some wonderful children's programming."
-- "they're gonna have to rename it cleavage avenue"
-- "my kid wants milk now"
It seems Elmo isn’t complaining!