With the Grammys airing this Sunday night, CBS Standard And Practice recently sent out a memo to producers of the 55th annual music awards to remind them of the network policy regarding wardrobe.
With the recent nude-colored suit adorned by Pink during her Grammy performance and mostly all of Lady Gaga’s outfits, CBS hopes to completely avoid another scandal like the Janet Jackson Super Bowl debacle. The memo includes these odd requests: “Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack” and “Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible “puffy” bare skin exposure.” Visible brand names are also to be avoided during broadcast as well as promotion-type lapel pins.
Deadline released the full memo 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’ wardrobe be avoided. This would include lapel pins or any other form of accessory.”
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards will air live this Sunday on CBS at 8 p.m. EST.