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Sorry, Rihanna: Grammy Awards bosses outlaw ‘female nipples’ from the red carpet

Sorry, Rihanna: Grammy Awards bosses outlaw ‘female nipples’ from the red carpet

Rihanna is absolute not allowed to flash her nipples or butt crack at this Sunday’s Grammy Awards and neither is Taylor Swift, after a bizarre e-mail sent from show organisers to guests was leaked online.  

Keen to avoid a well-publicised wardrobe malfunction overshadowing the actual awards show, Grammy broadcasters CBS have issued a missive to guests that basically says ‘please don’t wear thongs and turn up topless’, sent two days ago and subsequently obtained by Deadline.

Here it is in full. It is 2013 sometimes we have to tell celebrities not to flash their genitals in front of camera. 

Is this allowed? We can't tell if this is allowed.


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.


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