So, by now you've probably heard all about the Katy Perry and Elmo video that Sesame Street has pulled from it's show because, well, because some parents have been up in arms about Katy's cleavage - or something like that.
Now, forgive me if you are one of them, but my daughter just made me watch that video three times in a ROW and not once did she say anything about Katy. She pointed out that there was a puppy (in a few places), pointed out that we saw ELMO'S BOOTY (seriously! When do we get to see his full body these days, right?) and then the only thing (sorry, I lied) she said about Katy was, why is she running? Elmo doesn't want to play?
Yeah. So, what's up with pulling it? Apparently, according to OMG from Yahoo! - incredible news source, I know - parents had an issue with what she was wearing. She was supposed to be playing dress up, and you know what? As someone who has been trying to find a costume for my 3-year-old daughter for Halloween, I've been hard pressed to find something that isn't, well, flat out skanky. I think Katy and Sesame Street hit the nail on the head with this one.
I honestly think it's a shame that people have had such an issue with it that the video has been pulled, but I'm just one mom. I'd love to hear more on what other parents think. Does it depend on your child's age? I mean, what is the projected age-range for Sesame watchers these days, anyway? Do we really think that the 5 and under crowd is going to care if they see a little boobage bouncing while she chases Elmo? I was honestly watching my daughter and she was more interested in the non-focused-on things.
As for me, I was excited to see Oscar pop out of his trash can on the sidelines. It cracked me up. See if you can find him. It's like Where's Waldo, only quicker. All I needed was a quick shot of Cookie Monster and I would have been over the moon and more.
Anyway, just figured since it's a hot topic, I'd bring it here. So, parents, where do you stand? Give it a watch, if you haven't yet, and share your thoughts here in my comments section. I'd love to hear from you.