Grammys: No Butts, No Breasts

Evidently the folks at CBS have issued a list of what not to show at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.  The broadcasting network has issued a memo to everyone appearing in Sunday’s telecast to make sure their buttocks and breasts are “adequately covered.”

Regarding bosoms, the esteemed folks at CBS’ Programs Practices department appear to be only concerned about women’s breasts.  A memo from the department posted online today at Deadline Hollywood warns against clothing that might “possibly expose female breast nipples.”

In addition to what the television network deems is too much skin, it appears that T-shirts emblazoned with corporate logos are also verboten.  Same goes for any non-English words on clothing.

But skin, especially the “bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack” as well as “bare sides or under curvature of the breasts,” has been deemed by CBS as too shocking for the TV audience.

Photo: Chris Pizzello, file/AP
Probably wouldn’t pass muster in 2013 (click on image for complete photo).

Here’s the complete memo as posted by Deadline Hollywood:

Date: February 5, 2013, 10:39:56 PM EST

Subject: 55th GRAMMYS: Standard And Practice Wardrobe Advisory

-kindly confirm receipt of s&p standards-

***GRAMMYS 2013***

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.