Grammy Awards broadcaster CBS ‘ yearly ‘wardrobe advisory’ notice (dare ?) has been issued ahead of Sunday’s show hoping to encourage flesh-flashing stars and celebrities to cover up. Anticipating some weird wardrobe decisions of some attendees they have spelled out in the memo below exactly what should be covered.
“Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic. Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples.” This sentence alone will leave some celebs with nothing to wear. While others will feel they have been personally challenged by CBS to break as many of rules their outfit can break.
CBS is issuing an obvious dare to certain musicians with, “OBSCENITY OR PARTIALLY SEEN OBSCENITY ON WARDROBE IS UNACCEPTABLE FOR BROADCAST.”
“Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible “puffy” bare skin exposure.” The absolute best response to this wardrobe suggestion is from Belinda White at the Telegraph, “Ewww. Might we suggest that anyone who needs to be reminded not to display their ‘puffy bare’ genital region, probably shouldn’t have made the guest list in the first place?”
CBS also requested the presenters, performers and attendees steer clear of name-brand product logos and plugs on their t-shirts as well as obscene words. The policy which requires foreign language on clothes be approved before the show is aired, is from CBS Program Practices, not the Grammy organization. “We have absolutely nothing to do with that memo or the rules and regulations the FCC provides to the broadcast networks,” Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow told MTV News
The following wardrobe advisory isn’t new. CBS tries to encourage appropriate attire every year but this year someone “leaked” it.
Date: February 5, 2013, 10:39:56 PM EST
Subject: 55th GRAMMYS: Standard And Practice Wardrobe Advisory
-kindly confirm receipt of s&p standards-
CBS Program Practices advises that all talent appearing on camera please adhere to Network policy concerning wardrobe.
Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered.
Thong type costumes are problematic.
Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack.
Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic.
Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples.
Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible “puffy” bare skin exposure. Please avoid commercial identification of actual brand name products on T-shirts.
Foreign language on wardrobe will need to be cleared.
OBSCENITY OR PARTIALLY SEEN OBSCENITY ON WARDROBE IS UNACCEPTABLE FOR BROADCAST.
This as well, pertains to audience members that appear on camera.
Finally, The Network requests that any organized cause visibly spelled out on talent’s wardrobe be avoided. This would include lapel pins or any other form of accessory.