First she made Elmo a man, next up, Telly's finally gonna find that Golden Triangle.
For those parents who haven't heard, Ms. Perry, Pop Star and all around annoying tartlet, got tossed off of Sesame Street. Apparently, parents protested that the outfit she chose to wear showed "too much cleavage." As if.
Ms. Perry is cute; I enjoyed her song I Kissed a Girl (and I liked it) and her turn as the bitchiest guest judge ever on American Idol last year. And she's married to a a comedian named Russell Brand who is very funny if you can get past the language barrier. However, if you're going to ban the woman from Sesame Street, let's do it over something that matters. Like the awful song she sang for the bit. Or her acting. Or the derivative, ear-molesting, catchiness of her latest hits in general. Or her personality.
(Watched ten minutes of Katy Perry Unplugged, with interview segments. Did not realize the Unplugged was referencing her self-awareness. Yikes. I'd say she's egocentric, but her ego was so big I couldn't find the center.)
I rank pretty high on the prude scale. Way above the parents from Little Miss Perfect, but below the Taliban. What she wore was not a big deal. In terms of being harmful for kids.
In fashion terms, oh lordy. Looked like a Vegas cocktail waitress who just got married by mistake*.
And if the child watching Katy Perry on Sesame Street is old enough to give a shit about her cleavage, than maybe the problem is they shouldn't be watching so much Sesame Street.
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*My best Michael Kors.
After thinking about this and talking with My Wife and reading other's takes, I have to say her outfit is a little too much. Or not enough. Little ones are impressionable( my kids think I can talk to the animals, my gut is a muscle, and Maker's Mark is daddy's "super juice.") and the images of woman as sex object are already legion.
And the gasping desperation with which she entreats Elmo, to "play with me," probably struck wood in umpteen self-referential British comics around the globe. Not appropriate.