Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Grammys Wardrobe Warning E-mail

The last time I think I watched the Grammys was maybe 12 years ago. I think. I'm very, very particular about the type of music I listen to, and it's safe to say that the music that the Grammys honor is not my usual fare. Basically, they do not reward the artists I listen to and therefore, the point is moot in watching said program. So why am I writing about the Grammys? Well, the network that will broadcast the Grammys, CBS, has sent out an email to the artists who will be performing/attending/presenting, and to their public relations, pleading with them to dress like adults with common sense and decency. As posted at, here is the pitiful plea:

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.
It's a sad day when you have to issue a statement to adults who are going to appear life on TV, in front of millions, about how to dress and to keep 'puffy parts' properly hidden. I rolled my eyes so much while reading this that I'm dizzy and my eyes are red from the strain of rolling them too much. The hell?

1 comment:

  1. "Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered."

    OMG OMG OMG, that's a shame. I wonder if all the organisators of posh ceremonies issue letters like this to the attendees. I think they should, because sometimes the style of the dresses is at least questionable.