'Sesame Street' pulls Katy Perry video
Published Sep 23 2010, 15:23 BST | By Lara Martin Sesame Street
has reportedly pulled a segment featuring Katy Perry
from an upcoming episode.
The singer had filmed
a video for the PBS children's show in which she sang a clean version of her track 'Hot N Cold' with Elmo.
However, according to The New York Times
, the network has decided not to include Perry's contributions on the programme after viewers complained about the content of the segment, which was released online this week.
has a long history of working with celebrities across all genres, including athletes, actors, musicians and artists. Sesame Street
has always been written on two levels, for the child and adult," said the Sesame Workshop in a statement.
"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 viewers' opinions and particularly those of parents."
It continued: "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. Katy Perry fans will still be able to view the video on YouTube."
A representative for Perry has reportedly only said that the singer "enjoyed" filming her scenes for the show. The video had been scheduled to air as part of the programme's 41st season.