The song is cute and catchy, though overly auto-tuned (like a lot of songs these days), and perfect for explaining opposites to kids, or at least that's what the folks at Sesame Street thought.
So Katy and Elmo sang a duet. And Katy, in keeping with her style, wore a gold corset dress (which, although it looks as if it is strapless, actually has a flesh-colored bodysuit underneath it).
And some Moms got REALLY, really mad. I mean, they were outraged. Scandalized.
If you can't guess from my tone, my eyes are rolling a bit at this. There was no bumping and grinding or stripper moves in this video. It's just the pop singer wanting to play dress-up with Elmo, who is acting contrarily, thus giving rise to all the opposites in the song.
Here, wait, I'll show you:
So, did you catch the scandalous behavior of this singing strumpet?
Nope, me neither. I just don't get it.
So, what was all the supposed outrage about? Her cleavage. Her dess, folks, shows off too much bosom.
That's it, that's all.
In these days of Miley Cyrus dancing on stripper poles, apparently some Moms were sincerely offended by a low-cut dress.
Or, as the case may be, neck-high-but-rather-transparent bodystocking.
Or at least, that's what I'm told all the fuss was about. I'm finding it hard to believe that so much outrage ensued that Sesame Street actually dropped this, in my opinion, inoffensive Katy Perry segment.
But they did. They caved.
Fortunately, Elmo has gone on record as saying he loves Katy and would love to have another playdate with her.
And Katy indicated she would love to go back, too.
So no harm's done, there's some publicity for Sesame Street and Katy, and even comedian Russell Brand, Katy's fiance', got a good laugh out of it, tweeting THIS to Katy. ; )