"Buttocks" And "Female Breast Nipples" Apparently Banned From This Year’s Grammys

“Thong type costumes are problematic.”

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Katy Perry was transfixed by Rihanna’s “female breasts” at the 2012 Grammys.

According to Deadline, the Standards and Practice department at CBS sent out a “Wardrobe Advisory” email to attendees of the 2013 Grammy Awards, which will air on the network this Sunday. The full text of the alleged email reads:

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.

So: seems like this year, sideboob, “puffy skin” and lapel pin sightings will be way down. Shame.

Under these regulations, Jennifer Lopez at the 2000 Grammys was definitely not “adequately covered.”

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Billy Bob Thornton displayed his “cause” too prominently at the 2004 Grammys.

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Oh, there you are again, Rihanna, in an outfit that shows your whole entire butt at the 2011 Grammys.

Dave Navarro’s outfit from the 2004 Grammys, however, is perfectly acceptable, as his nipples are male and not female.

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