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'Sesame Street' Bans Katy Perry Segment

Katy Perry won't be able to tell you how to get to "Sesame Street."

A clip of Perry performing a kid-friendly version of "Hot N Cold" with Elmo was leaked on YouTube this week, causing many parents to get into a tizzy over the singer's low-cut dress.

"They're gonna have to rename it cleavage avenue," one parent complained to PBS.

A "Sesame Street" spokesperson released the following statement to "Extra" about their decision to pull Katy from the show:

"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 YouTube 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 YouTube."

Check out Katy's song with Elmo and let "Extra" know if you think it's inappropriate for children.




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