The memo was almost as shocking as its contents for the very specific rules it laid out. “Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack,” read the leaked note to Grammy Awards performers that hit the web this week.
“Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic,” it continued. “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.”
But, as it clearly states right at the top, the note about what kind of wardrobe is appropriate for the telecast is from CBS Program Practices, not the Grammy organization. “We have absolutely nothing to do with that memo or the rules and regulations the FCC provides to the broadcast networks,” Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow told MTV News in his first public comments on the matter.
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