Last week, The Age reported that Katy Perry was in the lime light seeking revenge on Sesame Street’s Elmo. On Saturday Night Live, Ms. Perry posed as a 16-year old librarian who wore a Elmo-printed t-shirt with a plunging neckline, frequently bobbling around in her seat.
Ms. Perry was invited to produced a kids-friendly version of her hit single “Hot n Cold” with Elmo. The video was uploaded on YouTube to give audience a sneak preview. However, Perry has since received harsh criticism from some parents with claims that Ms. Perry’s dressing which exposes her cleavage is inappropriate for the young viewers for Sesame Street.
The criticism from these parents then encouraged further discussion on this issue as other parents rebuts, snapping at the thoughts that other parents would think their kids at such young age would see Ms. Perry’s cleavage as a sexual object.
Comments were posted on The Age‘s website itself using the commentary system provided. This somewhat has much resemblance of that in a blog. One person comments on a post, a second person comments on the same post and a conversation grows forth.
Furthermore, the Katy Perry article that was published on The Age also resembles much like a blog post as it sometimes incorporate images and videos. The slight difference is only that online newspapers do not usually contain external links within the published content. It is more common to see internal links to other similar articles when browsing an online newspaper article.