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The Modesty Police has hit the Grammy’s

You know those folks patrolling the streets of Brooklyn, making sure everyone adheres to modesty codes? Looks like they’ve influenced the folks behind the Grammy’s.

In a statement released yesterday, CBS issued an advisory stating everyone must adhere to the network’s dress code.

Here’s a copy of the advisory:

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.

Enforcing a dress code at the Grammy’s is rather senseless, considering the gaffes the program has had in the past: In 2010, Pink showed up in a sheer jumpsuit, and when she was lifted on a harness to perform some acrobatics, the audience saw everything– literally.

Maybe CBS saw a photo of Sara Netanyahu’s outfit from Tuesday’s 19th Knesset inauguration and got nervous?

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