Elmo broke up with Katy Perry
By Stela Roman
Sesame Street says it won't air a taped segment featuring Katy Perry. The main reason is all the negative feedback the children's show recieved after the segment aired on YouTube. That's why it had been removed from the official Sesame Street YouTube channel.
In a statement, Sesame Workshop wrote:
“ ‘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 caregiver. We also value our viewers’ 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.”
On her Twitter account, Ms. Perry wrote, “Wow, looks like my play date with Elmo has been cut short!”