Sesame Workshop has decided not to air a parody featuring Katy Perry after complaints that her costume was too revealing following the segment's preview on YouTube. But the workshop wants fans to know they will still be able to see it.
"Sesame Street has a long history of working with celebrities across all genres, including athletes, actors, musicians and artists," said show producer Sesame Workshop in a statement.
"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," continued the statement. "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."
But it added that: "Katy Perry fans will still be able to view the video on www.katyperry.com."