CBS is worried about The Grammys. The 55th Annual Awards show airs from Los Angeles on February 10 (this Sunday), and the network has issued an email telling performers to keep their clothes on. This means no boobs, butt cracks or other private parts. Check out the super awkward email below.
Deadline was able to get the email that CBS sent to those close to performers. It specifically said that certain body parts must remain unseen, including under-boobs, butt cracks and nipples. They also want to avoid commercial identification, which means there should be no label on T-shirts (something that TV stations always warn against actually). Clothes featuring foreign language will have to be cleared as well.
Here is an excerpt from the e-mail that details the clothing rules:
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.
The Grammys are trying to avoid wardrobe malfunctions. After all, they’ve had their fair share of them and that gets them in trouble with the FCC. Thankfully they don’t have to worry about Lady Gaga this year. She’s usually the one with trickiest outfits. But they do have Rihanna to worry about. The racy singer likes to wear very little clothes when she’s performing onstage.
This year’s show will feature performances by Bruno Mars, Kelly Clarkson, The Black Keys, FUN., the Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Jack White, Elton John, and Sting.
What do you think?
Source: A.V. Club