Now that CBS has made it through Super Bowl XLVII without another boobgate, the network has turned its attention to the wardrobe matters of its next big broadcast: Sunday’s Grammy Awards.
CBS Standards and Practices sent an email to the Grammys staff late Tuesday night with a detailed “wardrobe advisory” for Sunday’s event. Deadline first obtained the email, which EW has confirmed did indeed go out to Grammys contacts last night.
Read CBS’ plea for a demure show below:
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.
CBS Standards and Practices team is so polite! “Please” cover up, they say. Side-boob is described as “problematic” (for whom?) Come Sunday, we’ll see if performers like Rihanna and nominees like Katy Perry and Pink (who wore the bodysuit pictured above for her aerial performance at the Grammys in 2010) politely comply to the wardrobe requests they received just five days before the big show.
The 55th Grammy Awards will be telecast on CBS Sunday, Feb. 10 (8 p.m. live ET/delayed PT).