CBS’ Warning Against Inappropriate Attire


Can we label this under the “huh” files? Yesterday, it was reported that CBS had sent out a massive email to all artists attending this weekend’s Grammy Awards to cover up. They want there to be no possibility of a wardrobe malfunction happening before, during or after the televising of the annual music awards.

Here’s the entire email straight from CBS Standards and Practices team:

Date: February 5, 2013, 10:39:56 PM EST
 Subject: 55th GRAMMYS: Standard And Practice Wardrobe Advisory
***GRAMMYS 2013***-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.

Some reason this feels like a publicity stunt to get more viewers to tune into the Red Carpet/ award show. What do you all think, publicity or just good “looking out”?

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