The Grammy Advisory Board Has Banned “Breasts, Curves & Buttock Crack” From The 2013 Grammy Awards
Jennifer Lopez made fashion history back in 2000 at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards when she arrived on the red carpet in a showstopping green Versace dress. The plunging neckline that nearly exposed J-Lo’s breasts and the sheer fabric left little to the imagination and garnered the Latin singer and actress rave reviews. But, if CBS has its way, scandalous style shockers like this will cease to exist.
According to Deadline, CBS issued an email with the subject line “55th GRAMMYS: Standard and Practice Wardrobe Advisory” recently, warning all artists and musicians to cover up their bodies on the red carpet and during the ceremony, which airs live this weekend. “Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered,” the memo stated. “Thong type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare flesh under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack. Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic.”
The email was apparently sent to anyone attending the live telecast and their representatives. “Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples,” the memo continued. “Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible `puffy’ bare skin exposure.”
CBS also appeared worried of clothes making any kind if statement.”Please avoid commercial identification of actual brand name products on T-shirts,” the Advisory Board warned in the email. “Foreign language on wardrobe will need to be cleared. 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.”
If the message wasn’t absolutely clear, the email ended with this threat in all caps: “OBSCENITY OR PARTIALLY SEEN OBSCENITY ON WARDROBE IS UNACCEPTABLE FOR BROADCAST.”
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards air live Sunday, February 10 at 8 p.m./EST on CBS. Will presenters and performers known for their skin-baring style like Rihanna, Beyonce, and Katy Perry adhere to the new rules, or do you think the fashion police take a back seat to freedom of expression?