CBS 'wardrobe advisory' on Grammys nudity is very...detailed

rihanna-2012-grammys.jpgNikki Finke posted at Deadline about a pre-Grammys email from the CBS standards and practices department that all but dares performers to show a little skin at the show. How many ways are there for a musician (or an audience member) to violate the CBS code? A whole lot. I wonder if "puffy bare skin" will now be elevated alongside "nipple slip" and "side boob" as keywords that attract eyeballs to news sites. Political messages are out too.


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.

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