PBS PULLED THIS skit with Katy Perry and Elmo from Sesame Street after a viewers complained about Perry's attire and the lyrics to her other songs.
The video was posted online as a teaser to the start of the 41st season of the famed show. Some viewers complained, like this person:
"Good gracious, I've never been so outraged!! Sesame Street and Elmo meet Katy Perry?! Have you seen what this woman promotes in her music and videos? I am appalled that you would let her anywhere near beloved Elmo, especially dressed like that!"
Should PBS have pulled the skit from the show? Are they giving in to a conservative minority or are they being responsible to the children? Both?
Is it the role of media to establish public standards for speech, dress and behavior?
6 months ago