'Please avoid exposing buttocks... genital region... breasts and nipples': CBS issues 'Wardrobe Advisory' ahead of Grammies
The Grammys, known for its over-the-top provocative performances by the world's top musicians, and home to some of the sexiest red-carpet dresses during awards season, seems to be smarting up.
Yesterday CBS sent a Wardrobe Advisory to all attendees and performers in advance of the 55th Annual Grammys, which will be broadcast this Sunday.
Asking that all talent appearing on camera 'adhere to Network policy concerning wardrobe,' the email stipulated that 'buttocks and female breasts [must be] adequately covered.'
Banned: CBS sent a Wardrobe Advisory to Grammy attendees, banning outfits like Lady Gaga's that 'expose bare buttocks,' and 'be sure the genital region is adequately covered - no visible “puffy” bare skin exposure'
The email which was leaked to Deadline and came attached with an image of Pink performing in a barely-there costume at the 2010 Grammys, added: 'Thong type costumes are problematic.
'Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack.
'Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible “puffy” bare skin exposure,' it stated.
Don't follow by example: Janet Jackson's now infamous performance at the Super Bowl in 2004 saw her 'accidentally' expose her breast - and hit headlines worldwide
Revealing: Beyoncé also caused controversy with her raunchy dance routine and revealing outfit when she performed at the Super Bowl
No flesh-baring allowed: Madonna is another performer who has hit headlines with flashing skin during her performances
The requirements, directed mostly at female awards attendees, also include the specific instruction to 'avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples.'
And even gowns with plunging necklines aren't safe for the guidelines, which says: 'Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic.'
It remains to be seen if the celebrities, used to getting maximum publicity for wearing minimum clothing, will follow suit.
Unacceptable vs. acceptable: Toni Braxton's 2001 Grammy outfit breaks all CBS' new wardrobe policy (left), however Beyonce's 2008 backless dress, showing no breasts or buttocks would pass (right)
Bare-all vs. bare a little: Plunging necklines (like J. Lo's famous Versace dress, left) are banned because they 'bare sides or under curvature of the breasts,' but Nelly Furtado's V-neck dress gets the go ahead (right)
However, those modest few who like to use the red-carpet as a sounding board for meaningful (or provocative) statements will also have to tow the line.
CBS stated in capital letters: 'OBSCENITY OR PARTIALLY SEEN OBSCENITY ON WARDROBE IS UNACCEPTABLE FOR BROADCAST.'
It continued: '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.'
Sheer tops: The requirements also instruct women to 'avoid see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples' (like Terry Thatcher, left) but it is unclear if a bra worn underneath is ok (Fergie, right)
Women only? The requirements, directed mostly at female attendees, ask that 'buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered' - Christina Agularia (left) might not pass, but Eva Longoria (right) would scrap through
Too much vs. just right: Singer Nadeea at the Grammy Awards in 2010 baring too much breast according to the new wardrobe standards (left); whereas Taylor Swift's similarly cut dress would be deemed acceptable
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