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Breasts, buttocks banned by CBS from Grammys

NEW YORK (AP) -- CBS is asking stars not to bare too much skin at the Grammy Awards on Sunday.

The network requests that "buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered" for the televised award show. The memo sent out Wednesday also warned against "see-through clothing," exposure of "the genital region" and said that "thong type costumes are problematic."

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Representatives for CBS and the Recording Academy declined to comment on Thursday. Deadline Hollywood first reported the memo.

CBS broadcast the infamous 2004 Super Bowl halftime show that included Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction." The network was initially fined by the Federal Communications Commission, though the fine was later overturned.

The 55th annual Grammy Awards will be held Sunday at 8 p.m. EST at Los Angles' Staples Center.

Here's the full memo:

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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260Comments
Feb 12, 2013 1:13PM
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Imagine the Network having to warn women to dress properly and decent at the Grammys! Never heard that before: still some of these "ladies" couldn't resist, with obvious manipulation, showing the whorish nature of the gender! The more you'd like things to change, (for the better)....

In a society where "anything" goes, sooner or later "everything" will go

Feb 10, 2013 12:08AM
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It appears that feminine looks and behaviors do not appeal to this generation any longer, so ladies decided to appear and perform on almost naked appearance every where and for this reason I suggest that rape charges should be scrapped every where from our laws,because the same ladies who seduce men accuse same of rape.All are victims of moral decadence.
Feb 8, 2013 5:21AM
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IF they are just BOOBS to you ( or other body parts ) then what is the problem in covering them those parts up at least to the point to where they don't fall out, over, or otherwise get in the way?  I mean IF that is all they are to you?  Many of us have kids and grandkids at home who see their favorite performers prancing around in next to nothing, and KIDS are trying to emulate them.  It isn't sexy, classy or 'trending'  it is just plain trashy.  I want to Josh Duhamel or Channing Tatum parade around in clothes that malfunction!!!
Feb 7, 2013 6:09PM
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I have an idea...who really watches these shows anymore they are long and dragged out...don't air it if you feel it's too risque for TV!!!!
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