Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Elmo n' Cleavage

I caught the new Katy Perry - Elmo video about "opposites."  What do you guys think about her outfit in this video?  Too much cleavage for a kids' show?  Or do you think only the parents are noticing that?  I asked the Peanut Butter Kid about the outfit, and her only comment was that the dress and the hat didn't really go well together.

Maybe it will get more dads to hang out with their kids.

Tell me what you think!

45 comments:

  1. Maybe that's why Elmo got so flustered and ran off?

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  2. Why is the name of this post "Elmo n' Cleavage"? Was Elmo even in the video?

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  3. It's doesn't seem that bad until the running scene where she's running at the camera. that was a bit... jiggly.

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  4. I like to think that I am about as far from a pearl clutcher as you get, but Good Lord!

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  5. As if Elmo's eyes weren't popping out of his head enough.

    (Yeeeeaaah. I think it's too much cleavage.)

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  6. Because she's such a stellar role-model... WAY too much boob for a kids show.

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  7. THey even made a feeble attempt to cover it with nude fabric (look closely) however, if you use nude fabric, it can't be sheer!!!!! Dee-Dee-Dee! (Carlos Mencia)

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  8. Way too much. I'm no prude, but come on...what is the point? This is a kids show, why the need for sex appeal? You're rich...can't you afford some fabric?

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  9. Maybe she wouldn't have been so cold in the "cold" scene if she was wearing a sweater or something. When she says "dress-up" I think the producers meant "little girl pretty princess" dress-up not "what's on the clearance rack at the sex shop."

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  10. Too much. Though thousands of babies will inexplicably become hungry after watching that.

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  11. Maybe she thinks it's o.k. because she is covering it up with that sheer nude things holding up the boob cups? I don't think it's apropriate at all.

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  12. if some overaggressive woman in revealing clothing kept pushing my kid to "play" with her, I'd hope like hell his first instinct would be to run too.
    Maybe it should be a stranger danger video instead!

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  13. This will help my preschooler be prepared for the slutty clothes racks that are soon to come for her! Yikes - a bit too much for this mommy.

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  14. I kept wondering why she was wearing a (short) bridal veil with a figure-skating costume:sheer net on top & Short-short skirt..:) It became rather obvious when Elmo started running around her Knees & then she started running (Quite bouncy, eh?!!)Don't worry mommy--I remember how we used to make fun of the *big girls* that liked to 'hang-out'(we were hoping their top would fall down or pop out..;)Sometimes a bad example teaches even more than a good one...besides, YOU ARE STILL #10!!!3(big)cheers!

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  15. I don't see anything wrong with it. I thought the song was cute and catchy. Her boobs didn't pop completely out of the dress so she's fine.

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  16. Too much boobage and waay too short skirt.

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  17. I don't think my son would care, but it made me feel weird. Oh well I am sure my son would love it because it is catchy music and his best buddy Elmo.

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  18. I forgot to mention how she was 'covering-up' with the teddy-bear..:)She suddenly seemed kind of awkward & I thought somebody might have em-barrassed her by making a rude comment (unlike our own"Big Daddy"--is that you, Lawrence?!..:)

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  19. I really love Katy Perry and her music, and evjoyed this just for the entertainment factor, but the outfit is way wrong for a kid's show. I would watch it over and over because it's fun for an adult, but no way would I let my kid's watch that!

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  20. Way too much cleavage and how about all the makeup? Do the other actresses on Sesame Street wear so much makeup? They didn't when my kids were little.

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  21. Just purely uncalled for. I mean, did her agent forget to tell her what show she was appearing on? That's like late-night talk show cleavage, not Sesame Street cleavage.

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  22. It's fine. At least they look real - I would rather my kids see real cleavage than big fake silicon ones covered up. She's not doing anything lewd. Kids see waaaaay more at the pool any day of the week, and that's not considered inappropriate. Why are we so uptight about how women dress, anyway?

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  23. And people complain about breastfeeding!

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  24. Interesting. Her outfit reminds me of some of the little girls' Tinkerbell Halloween costumes I've seen lately. Stop the madness!

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  25. Whore in a bustier. I'm just sayin... I'm thinkin wearin a bustier on a kid show should classify you as a sex offender.

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  26. Ok, well not appropriate for a little kids show. Although my son would have loved it when he was little as he had quite the boob fascination. He is not almost 13 and probably would still "enjoy" this clip.

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  27. No...not appropriate for a kids show. Yes, they may see more at the pool or the beach, but when we're at those places my little guy is not paying attention to what people are wearing, or not wearing, he's playing. The cleavage she's showing is just not right in this context.

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  28. My 6 and 8 year old boys just watched the video (and my 3 and 1 year olds), and the older boys said her dress was, "....weird...." The 3 year old said it was, "green!" So, maybe the little ones aren't noticing. I don't think it's appropriate or necessary!

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  29. What ticks me off is how women these days are expected to be sexy all the time, while men are allowed to not care how they look. The media shows women in tight, minimal evening (or bedtime) attire when it is freezing outside while men are bundled up or at least comfortable. What happened to the feminist revolution? Why can't we just relax and be appreciated for who we are, not all this artificial appearance crap?

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  30. Totally inappropriate. There can be boobage and cleavage and still be tasteful. She just looks trashy in a too lazy to get proper fitting top trashy. I hate sesame street, doesn't surprise me one bit they'd allow someone like her on the show in front of millions of kids and poorly dressed to boot. I still need a bucket tho. UGH

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  31. Wouldn't have thought twice about it, except for the still photo at the top, which is a bit, um... extreme?

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  32. Probably not the outfit I'd pick for a children's show, but that's part of her quirkiness. I <3 Katy Perry so I'm just glad she didn't make out with him in a hotel room or lay naked on a bed of cotton candy. Also, is it just me, or does anyone else think that if they did a wildly famous character voice (such as Elmo) that it would be hilarious to make him say shockingly inappropriate things while hanging with friends?

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  33. Yeah, the dress was inappropriate for a children's program.

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  34. Way too much cleavage!! I am already explaining to my impressionable sons what HEALTHY women look like, AND that society's expectations and perceptions of what women should be, look like, etc., are extreme and unrealistic. If I could only find that video that shows what they do to "doctor" model's pictures to make them look more pleasing to the masses...

    I am completely FLOORED by this and disappointed in Sesame Street for allowing that much boobage on a children's show!!

    I found the video I was talking about earlier. Don't know if y'all have seen it...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcFlxSlOKNI

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  35. As someone with an E cup - that ain't cleavage! Yeah, in the photo she looks a bit oozy but in the clip it seems okay. It's a 50s sorta dress. Sesame Street hasn't been running successfully for 40+ years without a few experts on the side advising them.

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  36. Hmmm. I think she should crawl inside Oscar's trashcan and just stay there. Forever.

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  37. I'm no prude but geez louise! I have been teaching my daughter, she is 8, to dress modestly (no, she does not dress like a Pilgrim, LOL) since she started noticing fashion. She has to have her bits covered, dresses with leggings or bike shorts underneath, no bikinis, etc. If she saw this she would immediately comment, "Put some clothes on lady!". I have trained her so well ;P Little girls need to be little girls and not start getting the message that they should strive to look like and be treated like a sex object while they are still learning the alphabet!

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  38. I think it's fine. I'm a very modest person myself, but I have always thought it was very bad for Mothers to throw fits over cleavage. They draw more attention to the sex side of breasts than most men do. As small children there is no connection to sex & breasts until Mothers or Fathers give them one. They are for feeding, nothing sexual to a small child. People running around screaming about them seem to draw attention to them in just the way most of you don't want your children to think about. Who's really turning women into sex objects? The intent of the piece in the program was not sexual at all, so why are so many seeing it that way? A little cleavage? Really? Women wearing Hijabs & Abayas would solve that.

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  39. Its looks like she is playing dress up. I don't think the clip is bad, I think what I teach my kids is more important.

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  40. what did I say yesterday on facebook? “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." http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/sesame-street-defends-katy-perry-cleavage-cut-20100924-15p92.html

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  41. So, how many of you allow your kids to watch ice skating during the Olympics or any other time on TV? Just curious. How about ballets? Or Dancing with the stars? Do they make you uncomfortable as well? I just can't understand what all the fuss is about. It seemed so incredibly harmless to me.

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  42. Ha! You helped get her banned!
    http://omg.yahoo.com/blogs/a-line/sesame-street-pulls-controversial-katy-perry-duet/624?nc

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  43. I don't see anything wrong with that video. She had on the veil because little girls like to play dress-up as brides and princesses (she did keep saying they were supposed to play dress-up).
    Her boobs hardly moved at all, and yes, it's no worse than the little green Tinkerbell outfits in all the stores.
    Besides, if you're old enough to notice what little bit of boob was showing, you're too old to be watching Sesame Street. Little kids just don't notice.

    Cheryl

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  44. Personally I think a lot of parents over-reacted... Sesame Street plans to do a True Blood spoof... personally that's more wrong then what Katy Perry was wearing...

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