The Grammy's, an award show almost as equally known for the music as it is for the interesting attire worn by its attendees and perfomers, had to have a little reminder from CBS. In an email supposedly sent out yesterday titled "55th GRAMMYS: Standard And Practice Wardrobe Advisory", it looks like we won't have a repeat of many of the more infamous wardrobe decisions made in years past. In the email, posted on Deadline.com, it says:
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.
Granted, this sort of email may be sent out every year in hopes someone will pay attention to it and it's the first time the public is hearing about it, but now CBS may have to expect a whole lot of rebels on Sunday just blatantly disregarding the rules. Oh well, we'll just have to tune in to see. I even heard there may be music at this thing.
And, if you want more Grammy controversy, check out Spinner.com's list of "Worst Grammy Awards Nominations Ever".