Friday 8 February 2013, 12:41 | By Andy Malt
Stars told to cover up for Grammys
The Grammys are a hotbed of filth and perversion, we all know that. But not this year. Not if CBS has anything to do with it. The TV network which broadcasts the awards ceremony has reportedly issued a strict dress code to celebs attending the event.
In an email obtained by Deadline, CBS wrote: “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”.
And it’s not just “puffy skin” and “female breast nipples” that are off limits, words (particularly dirty foreign ones) are also vetoed, with the network continuing: “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 organised cause visibly spelled out on talent’s wardrobe be avoided. This would include lapel pins or any other form of accessory”.