September 23, 2010, - 12:16 pm

S is for Sleaze: Sesame Street Goes Down the Katy Perry Gutter

By Debbie Schlussel

When I was a young kid, like most other kids my age, my parents had me watch “Sesame Street.”  But I didn’t like it and didn’t watch for long.  It was boring, stupid, and I learned nothing.  The only cool character was “The Count” (and maybe, also, “Black Bart”).  The rest was a waste of time and mind-mush.  As long as the show has been around, American kids have gotten more stupid.  And nothing has changed.  Except that “Sesame Street” has degraded further down the gutter, with an invitation to sleazy pop star Katy Perry, whose first hit was, “I Kissed a Girl And I Liked It.”  Yeah, that’s who you invite to a show aimed at impressionable little kids.

“Sesame Street” had to pull Perry’s appearance because she appeared in an outfit that barely covers her nipples.  Barely.  Yeah, teach the girls while they’re young how to get a job at “The Penthouse Club.”  Parents who watched the video, posted below, on YouTube were rightfully upset, and the morons at the Children’s Television Workshop had to pull it from the show.  But, to me, that’s not the primary concern with having Katy Perry on “Sesame Street,” since little kids will (might) not notice.  But did it occur to the show’s producers that a woman who frequently poses for nude photos and whose explicit song lyrics include such classy phrases as “j–king off,” isn’t exactly material for five- and six-year-olds?  Of course, not.  They had Perry sing a “cleaned up” version of her less-than-appropriate-for-kids song, “Hot ‘N Cold.”  Hint:  if the singer has to “clean up” the song, maybe she ain’t an appropriate choice for kids.  Just a tip.  Who’s next for the “Sesame” gang–Jenna Jameson and Ron Jeremy?

When Perry–the fiancee of talentless anti-American scumbag Russell Brand–was just breaking into stardom and appeared on ABC’s “The View,” her biggest, most idiotic cheerleader was faux-conservative Elisabeth Hasseldumb.  At the time, I noted some of Perry’s other great “contributions” to America, which are exactly why the imbeciles at “Sesame Street” have no business casting shows for kids.

Hasselbeck also applauded Perry for the success of her other song, “UR So Gay,” the first two lines of lyrics of which go like this:

I hope you hang yourself with your H&M scarf,
While j-cking off listening to Mozart.

It ends with these, um, “lyrics”:

No you don’t even like… PENIS

You’re so gay and you don’t even like boys
No you don’t even like
No you don’t even like

If you have young kids, best to keep them away from “Sesame Street.” Unless you want them asking,

Hey, Mommy, what is ‘j–king off,’ and why are that lady’s boobies showing?

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Teenaged cheerleaders giving oral sex to members of the high school football team, believing they are still “Virgins” and that “oral sex,” or “fellatio” is not “sex,” and acquiring HPV, are somehow shocked that they got HPV in the first place.

Hey! How can they get HPV. They’re “VIRGINS!”

Five year old children, made to sit through a special kids program in a public school, in which the school allows OUTSIDE advocates for homosexuals and others to come and teach the children about “other loving,” anal sex and how good it feels, how to put a condom on, with practice and demonstrations using various fruit and vegetables, all without parental permission or knowledge.

Schools teaching children about masturbation, use of condoms, oral sex, etc., and asking “personal” questions of young middle school and high school children regarding personal sex feelings, practices, experiences, etc.

Television programs, schools, etc., pushing homosexual, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual nonsense to children, the schools doing so without parental permission but actually sanctioned by courts.

Speeches, news media, television programs, books, etc., and schools working intentionally to burst the bubble of those who believe in “God,” and/or “religion,” and/or “Jesus,” or are Christians, including Catholics, or are Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, Ba’hais, Buddhists, etc., by outwardly attacking them for believing in “Myths,” and “the Flying Spaghetti Monster,” and other insults, and even misrepresenting what science does and doesn’t actually reveal in order to pooh pooh belief in religious or spiritual matters, yet at the same time, these organizations actually give favorable propaganda to Islam, Mohammad, and Muslims, actually referring to Islam as Muslims refer to Islam, The True Religion, and Allah the One True Supreme entity, while belief in Christianity, Judaism, etc., is treated as children believing in Santa Claus.

Although the intolerant aforementioned groups and people who hate religion and spirituality like to mock those of religious faith, they do disrespect Christianity and Judaism more than they disrespect Buddhists, Sikhs, Hindus, etc, who they treat as a novelty, tolerating them, while Christians and Jews are painted as the most vile form of slugs and vermin who have ever “evolved” on earth.

Schools which punish children for having an aspiring, or punish a girl for giving another girl who is ill and in pain an over-the-counter pain relief medicine, schools which require parental notification and who document when a nurse issues an aspirin, soliciting young girls for abortion clinics, pushing, and even sneaking girls off to an abortuary to undergo medical rape at the hands, cutting tools, suction equipment, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals of the abortionist, all done without parental notification, and all supported by the courts.

Bullies who torture weaker children year after year, all while schools, often having been informed, do nothing to protect the children. When the victim fights back, or when another child finally comes to their defense, rescuing the victim from injury and possible death, the school punishes the victim AND the school child who rescued them, giving that phony lecture about “You cannot solve problems using physical violence. You should seek out an adult and tell them what is going on.” Yeah. They’ve done that and you “adults” did NOTHING! You’ve allowed the children to be tormented for years, living in fear, afraid to tell their parents for fear of retribution and fear that their own parents and family members would be injured or killed, and the victim trusted you to protect them but you don’t. You favor the thug, talk about how they need patience and understanding, while not considering the needs of the victim!

“Children’s” television programs which feature teenagers and preteens behaving badly, one after the other, each child trying to outdo the other in being cruel, rude, disrespectful, tossing the best, most offensive “zinger.”

These and more are just a sampling of what is taking place in schools these days, and among children here in the USA.

Seeing that the likes of Katie Perry appears on Sesame Street at all, let alone with her breasts falling out of her blouse or dress or whatever she is wearing, a woman who actually recorded a song about kissing a girl and liking it, and a recording company which made copies, distributed it, and made money off it. That is something that would have been considered “corrupting the morals of a minor,” but now corrupting the morals of the minor is acceptable as homosexuality, oral sex, disrespect for parents and authority, snippy behavior, insults, laziness, expecting things as if entitled, illicit and crude and lascivious behavior, are all acceptable and pushed on the kids as normal. If you don’t like it you are mocked and shunned and the courts oppose you and silence you, as many parents have experienced throughout the USA these past few years.

Our culture, mores, and values as a nation have changed. That change has contributed to the likes of Barack Hussein Obama and leftist, socialist politicians in office, as well as leftist, socialists with no mores, no vitrues, no morals in the courts, in the media, in the schools, in Hollywood, etc.

William on September 23, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Holy crap William. That was an amazing post and is pretty spot on. Debbie needs to hire you!

    KB on September 24, 2010 at 8:19 am

Kudos to you Debbie! Katie Perry is a classless NTAC. Here is an article from Spin magazine that really sheds light on what she is all about; which to me is selling her soul for fame and money.
http://www.spin.com/blog/why-i-hate-katy-perry

NormanY on September 23, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    This has been pulled!

    Here’s an off-topic that offers hope:

    UNITED NATIONS – The U.S. delegation walked out of the U.N. speech of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday after he said some in the world have speculated that Americans were behind the Sept. 11 terror attacks, staged in an attempt to assure Israel’s survival.

    As goes on September 23, 2010 at 6:49 pm

Debbie,

How does someone as unlikeable, weird, and talentless as Russel Brand have any notoriety, and how do they get hired for parts in movies etc.?

It appears that any bloody fool can be a movie star.

Heck, they’ve had whales, sharks, chimps, gorillas, horses, dogs, cats, tigers, crocodiles, orangotans, wolves, bears, eagles, hawks, peregrin falcons, and more as stars of movies. I suppose that crude, rude, disrespectful individuals whose “heads are in the right place,” meaning they have the “right” and acceptable mental attitude as a leftist, progressive, liberal, socialist, communist, maoist ne’er do well, saying the right words, and all, so long as they live the life of a multimillionaire capitalist pig themselves, getting a free pass for doing so, is somehow okay.

William on September 23, 2010 at 1:40 pm

William–

Bravura post!

Debbie–

Congrats for being one of the very few to see through the joke that always was “Sesame Street.”

Red Ryder on September 23, 2010 at 1:42 pm

It was much better when Billy Idol did ‘Rebel “L”‘.

luagha on September 23, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Debbie:

Not that it effects your main point here, but as a matter of accuracy, those “nude” photos are photo shops… and not very good ones at that.

Anonymous on September 23, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Photoshopped sleaze is still photoshopped sleaze.

    And even if I knew it was fake, it wouldn’t change my impression of Katy Perry.

    It takes so little to hit the big time. Like I said on the boring, stupid show that’s called “Sesame Street,” you’re not going to get the next Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

    That’s how far we’ve fallen in the cultural standards in our country.

    NormanF on September 23, 2010 at 2:24 pm

NormanY,

Thank you for the tip you shared with Debbie, and by proxy with the rest of us, regarding that article re Katy Perry.

My thirteen year old daughter listens to what sounds like “music” stations which “young” people might listen to. Katy Perry is often played on that radio station. My daughter likes Katy Perry (I asked her just now as I write this to get the update from her). I asked her why she likes Katy Perry. Her answer: Her music is “catchy.”

My daughter is not worldly enough to understand premarital sex, giving boys oral sex as a “friendly gesture,” or “kissing girls and liking it.”

As i recall, some of the current crop of “pop stars” among females, or perhaps they are not females, such as Lady Ga Ga and Katy Perry, sound like Madonna retreads, as if they took the rhthym and bass track off Madonna tunes, reapplied them as-is, unaltered, and added a different set of so-called “lyrics,” renaming the “new” version and claiming the song as their own.

Me?

I still like Charlie “Bird” Parker, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Jon Hendricks, Mel Torme, Nat “King” Cole, Oscar Peterson, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Dianne Reeve, George Benson, Jimmy Bruno, Johnny Smith, Jimmy Raney, Tal Farlow, Wes Montgomery, Earl Klugh, Jonathan Butler, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Herb Ellis, Kenny Burrel, Barney Kessel (Bensonn to Kessel are all jazz guitarists), King Sunny Ade and other African musicians, Socca music, Tito Puente, Caccao and others (Latin, Cuban, Salsa, Mambo, Meringue, etc., music), Keali’i Reichel, Brudda’ Iz and others (Hawaiian Music), Cajun and Zydeco, Rock like Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Stones, Beach Boys, etc., and Jazz-rock like Blood Sweat and Tears, Chicago, Bill Chase, Ides of March, etc.

Who can forget the wealth of wonderful music from Motown, like Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Isley Brothers, Temptations, Supremes, Marth and the Vandellas, etc. And then we have all those great harmony groups like the Four Seasons, Little Anthony and the Imperials, The Time, and more.

Then there is an amazing array of classical, with orchestra music composed by Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Verdi, Vivaldi, Joachim Rodgrigo, Villa Lobos, Stravinsky, Orff, Puccini, and more, as well as many wonderful vocalists, instrumentalists, and so forth.

There is so much wonderful music from India, China, Japan, the Phillipines, Central America, South America, Africa, the Caribbean, etc. as well.

Bottom line, Katy Perry and Lady Ga Ga do appear to sell records here at this time, but it is a relief to know that there is so much better music available to listen to than the likes of them.

William on September 23, 2010 at 2:04 pm

I think its actually less about the trash that woman sings than how impressionable little kids are led to believe you can go a long way on mediocrity.

Besides sleaze, that’s a great selling point for “Sesame Street!”

Katy Perry is just a sign of the direction America’s headed in and good luck turning it around!

NormanF on September 23, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Red Ryder,

Thank you for your encouraging comment!

Regarding Sesame Street, would you believe I had no idea it was on until, I cannot remember when.

Some friends or aquaintances who married and became parents before I did allowed their childrern to watch Sesame Street, so it was somewhat recently when I finally learned of it, meaning within the past 20 years or so. Once I became aware that it existed I was surprised to also learn that it was broadcast for many years before I discovered its existence.

How did I not know of this?

Our children don’t watch Sesame Street. They might know some of the characters on it, but I am not certain. I just asked my nine year old son if he knows the characters on Sesame Street. He stopped and thought and said, ” … mmmm … welllll, one.”

I HATE walking into a room with which has a television and seeing that one of our children selected a Disney television show, or another so-called “children’s” or “family” station that is rife with teens and preteens mocking and insulting one another. I have totally blocked out all programing save G rated material just to prevent their viewing such malicious pabullum masquerading as “good, clean family or children’s fun/entertainment.”

My wife and I share our revulsion at such malevolent programming.

William on September 23, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Katy Perry and Gaga might be big sellers now, but this is highly misleading:

Much–perhaps most–music these days is not purchased at all, but is either downloaded off free sites or is shared. You only need to use I-Tunes or similar sites if the Russian ones or the newsgroups don’t have what you want. Likewise Replay AV and other software allows you to pull stuff right off streaming audio/video.

So, these two women simply are occupying the highest spot on the Titanic.

Red Ryder on September 23, 2010 at 3:05 pm

The people who started Sesame Street were far-left radicals. And I am not using that term lightly the way that many talk radio types use to describe mainstream Democratic Party politicians of the sort that dominated national politics until 1994. The folks who did Sesame Street were either communists or very close to it. Sesame Street on the surface had the seemingly benign agenda of using television to educate kids, especially minorities and low income ones. However, even that in and of itself is radical … that one should even attempt to use technology to replace parents and teachers. Sesame Street was the first grand “it takes a village to raise a child” experiment, where things like parents and families were oh so outdated, patriarchal, oppressive etc. and we need more communalistic type sharing stuff from the community. So, if you have children that you can’t – or don’t want to – raise or discipline, don’t worry, Sesame Street will take over that role for you! Now I am not making this up by the way. It was actually the ideology of the “remake the world” folks who started Sesame Street.

And yes, Sesame Street was not just “education” but re-education. They wanted to mold and transform minds. Sure, kids were supposed to learn how to count and their letters, but they were also trained and conditioned to accept certain worldviews and reject others. It was – by definition – extremely subversive, and the same was true of the Jim Henson “Muppets” type.

The problem with Sesame Street today is that counterculture is the culture. So, they have no one or nothing to undermine, no way to be cutting edge or subversive. Public schools in most areas (and not just in New York and California, but in “red states”) actually routinely get away with more nonsense than Sesame Street does. For instance, you don’t see Abby Cadabby on Sesame Street wearing a veil and teaching kids to recite Muslim prayers, or Telly advocating for open borders, Elmo railing against abstinence, or Oscar coming out of the closet, but that stuff and more goes on in public schools all the time.

So, Sesame Street’s “going hip-hop” (they actually used to promote high culture like opera and classical music) and showing Katy Perry skin (overrated, as Perry isn’t the least bit attractive … she makes Madonna – or at least the 80s version of Madonna – look like a glamorous star from Hollywood’s golden age) is their pathetic, desperate attempt to remain cutting edge and relevant.

Gerald on September 23, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    To add to that, from the start the “setting” of “Sesame Street” was in and around a slightly run-down tenement building – typical of the Left’s long-standing fetish for decay and rot, and their “poverty chic” which was especially at its zenith during LBJ’s “Great Society” (and has returned with a vengeance in the Age of Obama). That was one sign that there was something amiss about the agenda being promoted.

    As for Ms. Perry – doubtless it is because of her (clearly deserved) ill-repute reputation that Rondor Music, which now holds the publishing rights to The Beach Boys’ “California Girls,” has sued her over her ripoff “California Gurls”[sic]. One has to wonder what effect the drugs Brian Wilson took over the years affected his judgment of right and wrong, if what I’ve heard about his not being so down on her, er, appropriation of their tune is true.

    ConcernedPatriot on September 23, 2010 at 9:01 pm

I have to say I love the Sesame Street of my day and still bring it up on my YouTube for the young ‘uns in my family, but GREAT call DS on this sick, piece of sleeze known as Katy Perry.

I have an intrinsic dislike of the skanky goofball. I also wondered why SS would use this slag for a “kids” show when she is a skanky skank-ho. I am glad they have pulled it.

I will have a blast watching her ill-fated romance with that fugly fop, Russell Brand slides down the bleep-slide. The guy is NOT marriage material, but like all dopey bims, this DB thinks that she is the one to “change” him. Goody, I’ll have my popcorn ready to go when the inevitable dysfunction begns.

This skank also has the temerity to call out the Italian slut Lady Gaga for her sleeze videos…all the while this nasty piece of work does not care who SHE offends…she is just angry when an Italian slut offends HER sensibilities. Hypocrite much? Hypocritesayswhat?

I hope KP’s holy-roller parents are proud of her. Another failure and trash permeating into our already trash-soaked society.

Skunky on September 23, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Wow. Excellent post. Agree 100%.

And as for my childhood Sesame Street experience, I was okay with Oscar the Grouch and Slimy, the Count too, even Kermit, but I couldn’t stand the way that they would push that nerd Big Bird on us. Then when that little wimp Elmo came along, I was done. Of course, being five at the time, I never thought anything like “this show needs more cleavage to be interesting.” I guess that’s why I grew up to be a conservative.

Brian R. on September 23, 2010 at 4:15 pm

Skunky:

Not sure why you have to bring her parents into this. By all accounts, she rebelled against her parents and everything they stand for, and that she has little contact with or support from them. The same with Bono of U2. This is in contrast with the “religious” parents of Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, Beyonce and Solange Knowles, Miley Cyrus (who has a little sister training to follow in her footsteps), Britney and Jamie Lynn Spears, and the Jonas Brothers … cases where the parents supported, pushed, and even managed the very inappropriate careers of their children despite their professed religiosity.

Gerald on September 23, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Gerald, her holy-roller parents are proud of her…there are many pictures of her with her “oldies”…beaming and smiling. Wonder if they smile like that when they listen to “Peacock”.

    I wonder what the hell goes wrong when holy-roller parents end up having such sleaze-bucket kids? It irks me and I am not blaming them all of course. Seems like the holy-roller parents of these fake religious celebrities leave their religion by the way-side when the money comes rolling in. Why even fake it. I respect out-and-out heathens more.

    I take umbrage at peeps who shun their religion and think living a care-free life is so much more fulfilling when we all know that in the long-run it is a destroyer. That’s all.

    Skunky on September 23, 2010 at 9:35 pm

Well,I recently read where “Sesame Street” has banned the skit with Katy Perry. That,at least,has some measure of intelligence on the part of the producers of that show. I think they were fools for having it on in the first place.

Ghostwriter on September 23, 2010 at 6:27 pm

Let me add that a more appropriate take on the Left’s particular worldview as manifested on “Sesame Street” (and especially Debbie’s noting how successive generations have become stupider) can be summed up thus: “It takes a village to raise an idiot.”

ConcernedPatriot on September 23, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Or: It takes a village to raise a slut (and that includes male or female)

    impeachthedude on September 26, 2010 at 7:41 pm

Debbie, I’m 10 years older than you, grew up watching Soupy Sales, and I think I turned out alright in spite of some of the more than obvious eyebrow raising innuendo that occasionally would pop up on his program. I enjoyed reading the obituary you wrote for him last year. Anyhow, there’s nothing really new under the sun:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cherobZX9cc

P.S, I don’t really know who Katy Perry is, but the “song” in that clip you posted (like all of today’s music) is completely tuneless.

Irving on September 23, 2010 at 9:35 pm

How about this for bad parenting:
http://www.comedycentral.com/videos/index.jhtml?videoId=352324&title=20-seconds-on-the-clock-kids

Would link to youtube but it was removed already.

ender on September 23, 2010 at 9:58 pm

“It takes a village to raise an idiot.”

ConcernedPatriot on September 23, 2010 at 9:02 pm

Nice one CP! Unfortunatelly that “village” happens to be our school system. Kids can read at three but half can’t finish high school…figure that one out.

And, I thought school was there to prepare us for life not spend it in. College kids are dumber now than we were in grade school. Seems all they learn is propoganda and liberal arts…??? Just think, not too long ago, you learned a trade by 15 and at 25 your life was 2/3 over, now you’re barely past the infant stage. Whatever happend to self-discipline and resposibility, learning a trade, becoming part of society, making it all better?
Aw, hell with that, just sponge off the system and let society raise your kids.
Sigh, no wonder we’re a village full of idiots.

theShadow on September 24, 2010 at 12:57 am

In the first place, it was indeed a bad choice. Of all the popular singers out there, they should’ve chosen someone decent. It’s a kids show, whether kids ages 3-5 would or wouldn’t notice with regards to what she wore, still she dressed up inappropriately for the show. She’s not even a good role model.

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Akasha82 on September 24, 2010 at 4:48 am

You might appreciate the take of my local news rag on this matter:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/tvblog/2010/09/sesame-workshop-yanks-katy-per.html

Red Ryder on September 24, 2010 at 8:08 am

Irving–

Please….

The Soupy Sales clip is from a camera angle that was never broadcast, and was just a prank on him personally.

Red Ryder on September 24, 2010 at 8:14 am

It appears they airbrushed out Katy Perry’s tattoos. If you have to do that to your guest, the guest shouldn’t be there in the first place.

I’ll admit to loving “Sesame Street” in my youth, but it seems to have degenerated into a brainless PC fluff-fest since I outgrew it.

Ian on September 24, 2010 at 10:39 am

Sesame Street is a much-hyped failure at doing what it was chartered to do-educate kids. It is a commercial success, garnering public funds to espouse a liberal, progressive agenda. The producers of this show saw no problem having Perry on. That tells you all you need to know. Today’s letter is X, for X-rated.

JeffT on September 24, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    And the production company responsible for “Sesame Street” is no longer even known as the Children’s Television Workshop. Since “Sesame Street” has been and remains their big cash cow (with theme parks, dolls based on Muppet characters, etc.), for the past few years the firm has been known as Sesame Workshop. It figures. In many ways, it’s more about marketing than about what they were ostensibly formed to do.

    ConcernedPatriot on September 24, 2010 at 6:39 pm

I woke up Sunday morning to a celebratory NPR piece on Ms. Perry and was completely appalled by her lyrics. She has no talent and her lyrics are teen-porn. Although I had seen her name in the papers, this was the first time I had heard her work. Then a few days later I learned that she had been invited to appear on Sesame Street and only her inappropriate attire prevented this from being broadcast. Whoever invited her should be fired! Has the entire country gone mad?

A culture that fails to protect its children from physical and moral dangers will soon have no future.

denise on September 24, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    In response to ‘denise’s’ question about whether the entire country has gone mad: Sadly, it has. And as described by others in the comments section. This is a culture that really does not give a rat’s behind about its children, their claims of doing so notwithstanding. This trend of sexualizing little kids and going after parents that object to such pornographization is proof positive of this. Add to that, that many who work in the media and sign off on all this have no children whatsoever, and in their mindset and worldview are total libertines. And I’ve noticed that many who claim to be “libertarian” are in fact libertine, with apparently great confusion (probably deliberately cultivated) as to the two words.

    ConcernedPatriot on September 25, 2010 at 1:24 am

There isn’t a single truth to William’s first post. Anyone that believes that anything he has stated actually takes place is living in some weird fantasy world.

Docdocdoc on September 26, 2010 at 1:20 pm

Only had to read the first 5 words of William’s post to know it was true.

impeachthedude on September 26, 2010 at 7:44 pm

I’d like to just state an opinion and not insult. I just don’t understand why you consider yourself an authority on ones talent and the morals of the American people. This article is filled with negative and bitter tones, speculation and judgement. I don’t think you or any blogger, regardless of their beliefs, morals really does any service to their readers by writing such bitter editorials. I am slightly saddened for you and this article, quite frankly, gave me douche chills. I wish people like you would get a hobby, worry about yourself and your own family and stop trying to leave your editorial mark by writting such judgemental rants. I read this hoping just to learn the facts of the Sesene Steet Katy Perry issue, but instead was informed by you that Katy Perry is a sleezy person( who is more successful then you) and that her soon to be husband is talentless( also more successful then you). What ever happened to just telling us the story and not adding all of your deep seeded beliefs and underlying jealous bitterness into your writting. Maybe it’s time you figure out what makes you put others down, because I’m guessing you don’t feel any better about yourself after demeaning others your have never met.

Nicole on September 27, 2010 at 4:21 pm

And for those of you who don’t like her music, DON’T LISTEN! Do your own parenting and don’t let your children listen to her music. It is not my responsibility or yours, to police people’s right to free speech or expression so that your child can continue to remain “innocent”. It’s also not the responsibility of those with out children to care about your children and have to adjust their lives to make sure your children aren’t offended. Take responsibility for YOUR children and stop blaming society. If you feel some sort of entitled right to never be offended or insulted, then you live in a fantasy world. You may feel that no one has the right to offend you, but why do you believe you are entitled to having everything your way and others have to give up their right; especially those with children. Don’t listen if you don’t like her, tell the network you don’t like it, and drop it. Stop thinking you speak for everyone with or with out children.

(this is purely for those leaving comments(

Nicole on September 27, 2010 at 4:31 pm

Well, Nicole, apparently you are a perfect example of the effect of this generation’s societal values on young, impressionable minds. The attitude of “I have a right to think, say, do whatever I damn well please and if you don’t like it you don’t have to read/listen/watch” is a very childish and selfish mindset. A society’s mores and morals cannot help but make an impression upon all who live within that society. The only way to avoid it would be to cloister oneself from said society. In essence, you are telling anyone who disagrees with you to either live with it or lock themselves in a closet and never come out. Yet you rebel at someone suggesting that perhaps you should show restraint in promoting your moral world-view. Evidently your standards (or lack of them) trumps any opposing. Without moral standards a society is soon to reduced to chaos and anarchy. It is moral standards that denote the difference between “savage” and “civilized”.

Robert on September 27, 2010 at 7:47 pm

My, how the mighty have fallen. My children watched Sesame Street when the show first started and the shows were fun. By the time my grandchildren arrived the quality of childrens’ shows in general and Sesame Street in particular had fallen dramatically. Today there are hardly any shows worth watching. It’s time to go back to Dr. Seuss, Magic School Bus and Curious George among other classics. Children deserve to be children for their formative years. They grow up all too fast.

Naomi on October 12, 2010 at 2:11 pm

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