Anyone that has ever watched the Grammys can attest to the fact that at times, the outfits worn, by the women especially are a bit revealing to say the least.
Who can forget J Lo and her green, super low cut, sheer dress that left little to the imagination in 2000? Or Toni Braxton with her barely there white ‘dress’?
After numerous embarrassing mishaps on CBS and other networks, most recently when Super Bowl winning quarterback Joe Flacco dropped the F bomb during the game’s broadcast, a memo has been sent to all attendees of the event this coming Sunday.
According to reports, a memo, which was not intended to be publicized has been leaked by a low level staffer of the network and says in part:
“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.”
The memo also states (in capital letters) “OBSCENITY OR PARTIALLY SEEN OBSCENITY ON WARDROBE IS UNACCEPTABLE FOR BROADCAST.”
This is truly laughable (I’m actually chuckling as I write these quotes down). So let me get this right, CBS is trying to tell the biggest divas in the music industry what NOT to wear? Really? Good luck with that mates!
I don’t mean to make light of this, as a parent of minors, I don’t appreciate it when live broadcasts have wardrobe malfunctions, as was the case in 2004 during the Super Bowl half time show, when Janet Jackson exposed her breast for under a second; but do they seriously think this will do anything?
Stars will be stars, especially musicians. They seem to be bent on beating the next person as the most outrageously dressed. And forget about the language! This is a lost cause, if I was a musician and saw this, I would try to find the most revealing dress I had and wear it, just to make a point.
Of course, the network has every right to want to protect themselves, they are, after all, under the FCC’s watchful eye and were already fined $550,000 for Jackson’s malfunction, which was later overturned in court.
Will the Grammy advisory that cautions against outfits that expose a female nipple and calls for adequate breast coverage be taken seriously or will it have the opposite effect?
We will be watching the Grammys on CBS this coming Sunday, live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.