Well, I am actually older than Sesame street. But things change so often. I remember when Disney films called people idiots and characters smoked, that is what I grew up with. I am about 15 years behind children shows now. I don't even know what is popular.
I heard about this on the news, and was expecting to see something totally HORRIBLE! I really didn't think it was that bad. Everything's changed so much since my kids were little, most young Mom's I see at Wal-Mart are dressed about like she was. Nothing was flopping out, I doubt small children would be paying attention to her, anyway. Don't they watch Elmo?
Havent really ever gotten into sesame street so I cant compare this but the first thing I did think was the boob factor when I saw the dress. Not that she was all out there or anything but still when it is geared for kids like 4~ish why would you not just wear something a little more covered up? And I am SO not a prude by any means either so I can imagine what other people thought about it who are more uptight.
I don't even have little ones but the first time I saw this, I thought the top was just too low cut for Sesame Street. It was a cute song and could've been done with a different outfit and been just as cute. Whoever styled that video should've known better - it's Sesame Street, fault on the side of conservatism. I've heard lots of my friends who are parents on Facebook say they thought it was fine...so maybe I am just conservative when it comes to these things?