CBS Tells Grammys Celebs to Cover Up!
The Grammys is typically known for its funkier, less-conservative attire, as opposed to other awards ceremonies such as the Academy Awards. But this year, perhaps in an attempt to head off the chances of another Nipplegate, musicians are being told to cover up.
In a controversial memo that was leaked by Hollywood gossip site Deadline Hollywood, Grammy-goers and especially performers were warned by network execs to cover up “buttocks,” “breasts,” and “genital regions.” Even of-the-moment cutout dresses, sheer panels, and side boob are apparently banned, as the memo states “bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic,” as are any sheer tops that may potentially expose a nipple (or two).
One former network executive and Hollywood insider who didn’t want to be named tells Shape.com that this is standard practice, as CBS has to answer to the FCC (much like it did during Janet Jackson’s infamous “wardrobe malfunction” at the 2004 Superbowl, which aired on the network) and face stiff fines for any “obscenity” violations.
Guess this time Pink will have to leave the nude bodysuit at home.
Check Shape.com on Monday for a slideshow of our favorite fit females who got it right—and hopefully didn’t violate the dress code!