CBS lays down the law for Grammy Awards broadcast

PinkThe 55th annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from Los Angeles this Sunday at 8:00 PM, and CBS has already issued a stern warning via email regarding what is and isn't acceptable.

A source who received the email shared the message with Deadline, confirming it is indeed real and assuming that "my lovely colleagues do not get this same email for the Oscars."

Evidently, the Eye network is concerned about inappropriate wardrobe and seems especially hung up on the female body. CBS has also requested that talent and audience members appearing on-screen avoid wearing lapel pins or other accessories that support organized causes, presumably including charities or even an American flag.

Read the full email below and let us know what you think in the comments. In the meantime, enjoy this picture of pop star Pink during her performance at the 2010 Grammys.

Date: February 5, 2013, 10:39:56 PM EST
Subject: 55th GRAMMYS: Standard And Practice Wardrobe Advisory

-kindly confirm receipt of s&p standards-

***GRAMMYS 2013***

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.

- The Grammys

Written by: Chrononaut
Feb 6th, 2013, 12:13 pm

Images courtesy of CBS


Level 1 (77%)
Points: 4
Since: 04/Jan/13
Message Posted On Feb 9th, 2013, 12:23 am

If this email becomes common knowledge amongst viewers or potential viewers, a whole hell of a lot of them would not bother watching.


Message Posted On Feb 6th, 2013, 3:50 pm
I hope a male presenter wears a product placement thong with pins of various clauses all over it.

Message Posted On Feb 6th, 2013, 1:33 pm
Why would we watch if not to see the outrageous outfits???
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