For this year’s 55th annual Grammy Awards celebration, CBS sent out a memo to the talent, warning them that despite tradition they were urged not to display too much skin at the show. Memorable dresses like Jennifer Lopez’s green Versace number were banned as artists were told not to display side-boob, “puffy skin” around the genitals, or nipplage.
Though Lopez followed the rules this year — they didn’t say anything about leg — some artists didn’t. Katy Perry‘s body-conscious seafoam dress bared the “bare sides” of her breasts, Rihanna’s “female breast nipples” were at attention under the sheer red fabric of her dress, and Kelly Rowland’s cut-outs showed off the “under curvature” of her own breasts.
We’re sure everyone is scandalized.
The full memo is below, first posted on Deadline. Who else broke the rules?
Date: February 5, 2013, 10:39:56 PM EST
Subject: 55th GRAMMYS: Standard And Practice Wardrobe Advisory
-kindly confirm receipt of s&p standards-
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.