Thursday, 22 March 2012
Cool Celebrities On Sesame Street: Katy Perry
Katy Perry (also previously known as Mrs Russel Brand) is too sexy for Sesame Street- after recording the 'Hot and Cold' duet with Elmo, outraged parents asked Sesame Street to not air the segment because (as one comment on the YouTube video put it) of Ms Perry's "boobies. Boobies, boobies, boobies".
I'm going out on a limb here by estimating that approximately fifty percent of the watching audience will one day wake up to discover they own their very own set of boobies. Using this logic, I ask you: what is the point then of hiding Ms Perry and her spectacular rack in the back room? Is it to teach impressionable youth the concept of bodily shame? Where the hell are we- the Garden Of Eden!?
Surely teaching kids that bodies of all shapes and sizes (even ones that come with boobies) are wonderful, normal, healthy things will result in children growing up self assured enough to use their own bodies in confident, joyful ways instead of accumulating guilt, self loathing and other repressed emotions?
Accordingly I think that removing the Katy Perry segment on account of her milkshake-bringing-all-the-boys-to-the-yard is kind of lame. But hey- if I programmed TV it would just be David Bowie singing Magic Dance from The Labyrinth 24-7 so obviously my views are worth nought.