CBS is getting ready for the 2013 Grammy Awards, which will take place this Sunday, by taking the extra step to ensure no wardrobe malfunctions will occur, be it on the red carpet or on stage, during the ceremony.
In fact, the network is doing more than just keeping a watchful eye over celebrities: executives have already sent out a wardrobe advisory by email and, as expected, it has emerged online.
Deadline has it.
To put it in fewer words, CBS is asking celebrities (the talent) invited to the awards gala to make sure no inappropriate parts of their anatomy are revealed by their outfit or, even worse, pop out unexpectedly during the show.
Useless to say, but CBS seems to be dreading the FCC right now.
“CBS Program Practices advises that all talent appearing on camera please adhere to Network policy concerning wardrobe,” the mail begins by saying.
Because “policy” could be too general a term, the same email goes on to detail which parts of the body should be covered.
“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,” the message reads.
It goes on to plead with “the talent” to keep breasts and groins covered at all times – and properly, i.e. not in see-through fabric.
Also off limits is advertising of any kind.
“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,” the message says.
“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,” the network further says.
Considering some of the outfits paraded on the red carpet at the Grammys in previous years (Jennifer Lopez – pictured, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Pink, Toni Braxton, and many others), one might wonder why CBS didn’t take this step earlier.