Stars like Lady Gaga and Pink must be a disappointed lot as CBS has issued a strict dress code for the Grammy Awards banning any obscene skin show. The network has issued a memo requesting attendees to dress decently and also lists out the kind of outfits that are forbidden.
"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," the memo reads, according to Deadline.
The network has also requested celebs to "avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples," and cover up the genital region.
By issuing the memo CBS intends to stay away from any scandal that might drag the network to the court on grounds of obscenity and broadcasting indecent images. The network must have learnt its lesson well after it was slapped with a $550,000 fine for broadcasting Janet Jackson's nipple slip during the 2004 Super Bowl Halftime Show.
While celebs haven't commented on the memo, comedian Joy Behar took to Twitter saying that she watches the event just because the wardrobe malfunctions are interesting. "Grammys are insisting that no breasts, butts or genitals be exposed during the show. Seriously? I only watch for the wardrobe malfunctions," Behar tweeted.
Echoing Behar's thought media professional Sabrina Sabbagh tweeted, "Notify the prude police. CBS has issued a memo asking stars to cover up at the #Grammys. Why even watch if there's no side boob potential?"
A music industry executive too mocked the memo saying, "Right, they're telling rock stars how to dress? Good luck with that," reports nydailynews .
It is a rather strange request to make, as the stars not creating a scandal on the red carpet with their outfits is next to impossible.