Katy Perry Appearance on 'Sesame Street' Pulled

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September 23rd, 2010

Sesame Street’s 41st season premieres this Monday, September 27th, and Sesame Workshop, producers of the series, have chosen not to include a scheduled appearance by Katy Perry in the PBS broadcast which was slated to air later this year. Here's their statement:

SESAME WORKSHOP STATEMENT RE: KATY PERRY

“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 You Tube 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 You Tube and on katyperry.com.”

 
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