I don’t know how I’ve gone this long without being a Katy Perry fan! She’s hot, her music is catchy, I’m sure she annoys Andy, and most of all she can’t spell.
“Screw you, Clippy! I’m leaving it like that!”
But honestly, Katy has been flying under my radar. I mean I’ve heard of I Kissed a Girl but I never really gave Katy much thought. Then today my friend, comedian extraordinaire Sandy Stec, posts this status on her Facebook:
Sandy Stec wants to know what percentage of Katy Perry’s success is gimmick and what percentage is talent. (Note: breasts are not a choice here)
I didn’t think much of this UNTIL I listened to the latest episode of the Hollywood Babble-On podcast where they talked about how Katy ran afoul of Sesame Street fans. It seems Ms. Perry filmed a version of Hot N Cold with Elmo and a preview of it was posted on line. At this point, a bunch of people complained that it was inappropriate and now Sesame Street is pulling the song form their New Year’s Eve show. So THIS finally lit a fire under me to look it up. Here is the offending video:
I guess the big objection is that she’s wearing a dress with cleavage. Ok Sesame Street…come in close a second so I can slap you. Don’t let random sticks in the mud on the internet dictate whether or not you show something! If I did that, I’d never do Kingdom Comedy, TANcast, or even stand up ever again. People on the internet are morons! Spend 5 minutes on Omegle if you don’t believe me. No one on the internet has an opinion worth anything (unless they are TANcast fans…then they are geniuses…and so sexy too).
Speaking of sexy, how can you be worried about Katy’s outfit when you licensed these:
“…brought to you by the letters S, L, U and T”
Yeah that’s not a wacky Photoshop I did. Those are “Sexy” Cookie Monster, Elmo, and Big Bird costumes sanctioned by the show. Finally I can live my childhood dream of groping a Muppet. (yikes)
Lastly parents, stop analyzing children’s entertainment for sexual content. Your kids aren’t watching Katy’s cleavage, they’re watching the bright colors and listening to a song that is basically just more “poppy” version of Grover’s “Near/Far” routine.
Speaking of the song, I put it on my iPod…along with the real version and California Gurls. Yup…I think I’m a Perry fan now. And to answer Sandy’s question I would say these are equal parts talent and gimmick…and I’m fine with that:
Who needs Sesame Street for boobies? I have the internet!