CBS Bans Certain Grammy Outfits

If you got it, flaunt it, right? That’s what usually happens at the Grammys, a time for stars to celebrate their musical accomplishments and show off their personalities via whatever flamboyant outfit they can come up with. Although these days we think we’ve seen it all (I’m looking at you, Lady Gaga) and these types of events seem liberal as far as the wardrobe department, CBS has decided enough is enough. Yeah…..right.

Anyway, the wardrobe advisory they’re trying to enforce essentially says “no breasts, buttocks, or genitals.” I mean, it seems like a given, as no one actually completely shows their privates (at least on purpose), but CBS has really gone out of their way to specify what is and is not acceptable. No thongs, cracks, or “bare sides or under curvature of the breasts.” Better just wear a grandma sweater, ladies. Lil’ Kim, you better just stay at home.

One of the funniest sections of the policy is this one: “Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible “puffy” bare skin exposure.” Puffy? Really? I can’t say I’ve ever heard the phrase “puffy genitals,” but I bet it’ll be on Urban Dictionary before long. Also, some articles have brought up another interpretation of the rules – bare male nipples are A-OK.

Okay, so perhaps I can understand wanting to promote a classy dress code. However, starts cannot wear pins or clothing that states an organized cause, which I think is quite ridiculous. Plenty of stars actively support breast cancer/AIDS/cancer research or other charities. Why is this now unacceptable, especially on a pin?

This memo does seem to come a little late, as I’m sure many stars have already picked out their outfits (or have had their outfits custom made). If you’re still interested in checking out the 55th annual Grammy awards, tune in Feb. 10 at 8/7c (yes, that’s this Sunday).