It has been nearly 10 years since Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction heard ’round during the Super Bowl, but it appears CBS is taking no chances.
Seemingly in fear that someone might just show up with nothing on but a bandage, the network, which is hosting this year’s Grammy Awards, sent out an advisory that read like an elementary school dress code.
The advisory warned all participants to curb any and all nudity, which included "exposing bare, fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack," and "under curvature of the breasts."
The written warning, which can be seen below in its entirety, covers its bases prohibiting all attendees and audience members from wearing anything even remotely see-through, or anything with obscenities (foreign or domestic) written on it.
In the past the Grammys have proven that musicians tend to be a little more risqué than their Hollywood counterparts. Back in 2000, Jennifer Lopez made international headlines when she wore a Versace dress that appeared to defy physics leaving nearly her entire front exposed. The following year Toni Braxton wore a similarly revealing dress. In more recent years, M.I.A. made headlines in 2009 with her sheer House of Holland dress that used patches to cover just enough of the right places to pass, while in 2010 Lady Gaga was the talk of the town with her crystal-studded bodysuit and mini (and we do mean "mini") dress.
That same year singer, Nadeea made a name for herself, not for her music but for her ultra short skirt, and exposed side breast on the red carpet.
Read the CBS warning below.
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 he 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 e 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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