Grammy Awards to Performers: No Thongs, No Nipples
A memo sent to reps of talent including Katy Perry, Rihanna and Beyonce reminds performers: "Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered."
The Grammy Awards wants its performers to cover up for CBS.
That's according to a memo sent early Wednesday to representatives of the on-stage talent - like Katy Perry, Rihanna and Beyonce -- reminding them of the network's standards and practices.
The memo's full text:
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.