Lady Gaga poses on the red carpet at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles January 31, 2010. (Photo : Reuters)
There will not be any wardrobe malfunctions at this year's Grammy Awards, not if CBS has anything to do with it. The network reportedly sent attendees and performers a warning against exposed butts, breasts and genitalia. The warning, which was leaked by Deadline, also advised against obscenities and support for organized causes.
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The warning, which was sent out Tuesday night, read: "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."
Attendees and performers were also asked to, "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."
Exposed skin wasn't the only thing the network warned against. The emailed memo continued: "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," the email concluded.
The Grammys have had their fair share of interesting wardrobe malfunctions. Lady Gaga has appeared several times with unique costume choices, including one in 2010 that left little to the imagination. According to the New York Daily News, pop singer Justin Bieber appeared to have his fly opened during the red carpet portion of last year's event.
The Grammy Awards will air on Sunday, February 10 on CBS.