|You know you were thinking it too.|
The reason for this is because it was deemed too sexual as she was showing cleavage and (as others so awkwardly reported), said tits were "bouncing". [Side Note: The good ones do. We should commend her, not chastise :)] Word to the wise: Katy Perry is known for being hot, having ample breasts, and being kind of weird along with having sexually risque song lyrics. Her first brush with stardom came literally with a song entitled "I Kissed a Girl", which naturally pissed off some particularly prude people when it hit the charts. So first off, you have to kind of assume the people that booked Katy Perry to be on Sesame Street in the first place didn't take this into account. I don't know about you, but if I were trying to think of a replacement voice actor for Dora the Explorer, I wouldn't necessarily go with Courtney Love.
Still, the purpose of Katy Perry's visit was supposed to be a fun little thing with a popular singer who has a very playful demeanor. The girl's previously worn a MUPPET dress...and in PUBLIC for Christ's sake.
|Take THAT Miss Piggy|
So what does this all boil down to? Two things:
1) The people in charge of Sesame Street should have realized that maybe, just maybe, a hot chick with quite a nice rack running around singing a song about playing together MIGHT just go over the wrong way.
2) The majority of the people that bitched and complained were most likely the type of person that needed to fulfill their FCC meddling goal of the week and had nothing else to shoot bullets at. If a politician had said the word "retarded", they'd be going apeshit all over that story instead, and if this didn't happen, they'd probably take someone saying "that sucks" and blow it out of proportion into a heinous criminal act of crude language.
Apparently, Elmo has extended an invitation for Katy Perry to return at a later time. Watch out for Katy Perry to be wearing 4 layers of clothing and a trash can over it all just to be sure.