Katy Perry's cleavage can tell you how to get to Sesame Street

Or rather, how to get kicked off Sesame Street. Perry shot a music video with Elmo for the pre-schoolers’ show featuring a version of her “Hot n’ Cold” hit, this one about playing dress up (natch). Sesame Street does this all the time — kidifying a pop tune with the actual artist; check out Feist’s version of “1, 2, 3, 4″ for an excellent example. But this time around, the powers that be thought a low-cut, cleavage exposing, booberific outfit was appropriate for the wee ones (they even have Perry running around which makes ignoring the bouncing cleavage near impossible). A mesh colored top that accentuates the breastages may be cool for the MTV music awards, but for the love of all that’s good and pure, let’s keep Sesame Street a sex-free zone. Little girls have a hard enough time growing up in a world where they’re taught their greatest asset is their outward appearance, where their value is measured in sexiness — they don’t need to become aware of this pressure at two. Over the past week since the video was released online parents have complained, resulting in the show pulling it from their upcoming broadcast but allowing it on Katy Perry’s own YouTube channel for her more mature fans to enjoy. Now that’s appropriate. Until, of course, your toddler who’s better at using your iPhone than you are starts playing Elmo related videos with the YouTube app and stumbles on this version of Hot n Cold right after viewing the clip where someone blows Tickle Me Elmo’s head off with some firecrackers.