You may know Katy Perry.
She sings the song California Gurls and Hot N Cold.
Catchy tunes. Very catchy. In fact, Ellerie, my 2 year old, loves to sing the Hot N Cold song. She first heard it on the Chipmunk's The Squeakqual movie.
Well, Sesame Street picked up on the fact that Hot N Cold is a catchy song and that the kiddies seem to love it, so they paired up Katy Perry and Elmo for a video. Fun, right?
The video begins with Katy explaining that Elmo invited her over to play dress up and that she wore her dress up clothes. After getting over one million hits on You Tube, some very vocal parents and critics criticized Sesame Street for Katy's outfit in the video. Most critiques said that the yellow bustier was too sexually suggestive for young children.
I personally thought that it looked like a ridiculous dress up outfit. Completely normal for the 3 to 5 year old set in my mind especially when I considered the following womanly icons that my little girls have loved.