CBS issues Grammys wardrobe advisory banning breasts and buttocks
An email from CBS pointing out new guidelines for suitable Grammy Awards attire this Sunday warns that attendees should not try to flash butt cheeks or sideboob, because that sort of thing absolutely will not be tolerated. Oh, and lapel pins area pretty big no-no, too. Take that, pink breast cancer awareness ribbons!
"Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered. Thong type costumes are problematic," the email reportedly from the network reads, according to Deadline.com. "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." So much for half the nominees even showing up, then.
In addition to not showing your puffy, fleshy bits, you should "avoid commercial identification of actual brand name products on T-shirts," the email warns. "Foreign language on wardrobe will need to be cleared. OBSCENITY OR PARTIALLY SEEN OBSCENITY ON WARDROBE IS UNACCEPTABLE FOR BROADCAST."
And 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."
Let's forget for a moment that apparently male members of the show and its audience can show up with no shirt on at all and be fine, this is pretty much saying if you want to wear an American flag on your jacket, you're out of luck unless you get approval. And the Grammys want to know why MTV's Video Music Awards are more popular with the kids.
[Photo: We're pretty sure Rihanna's outfit last year is the reason this is happening. Getty Images]