Has CBS seen enough boobs, butts and bare skin to do them a lifetime? Maybe not, but some of the viewers of “prime-time” TV apparently have, as well as those who enforce decency rules for United States TV. CBS has "laid the law down" for Sunday's Grammys. Will this finally bring the blatant and “in-your-face” obscenity and partial obscenity of the past to a halt?
This latest “wardrobe advisory” put forth by the broadcaster CBS, which was leaked to online sources yesterday, outlines to the musicians, singers and anyone who might be on stage that night including audience members to keep it all covered. No buttocks or hints of buttocks under skimpy clothing will be tolerated. Female breasts are to be adequately covered among other private places. Even political and activist slogans on T-shirts are forbidden, as well as brand names.
They were very clear in their list of things unacceptable.
"'Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered. Thong type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare flesh under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack,' said the memo issued by CBS standards and practices department and obtained by entertainment industry website Deadline.com on Wednesday. 'Obscenity or partially seen obscenity on wardrobe is unacceptable for broadcast,' the note added.”(Reuters)
Could it be that CBS doesn't want any part of a lawsuit from indecency like the Janet Jackson "wardrobe malfunction" during halftime at the Super Bowl in 2004, which violated indecency and obscenity standards for United States network television that took years to clear up in court?
Did the skimpy outfits from Beyoncé's recent Super Bowl performance lend any pressure to CBS to "reign-it-all-in"? Will “prime-time” which used to be “family-time” finally be protected again? Can and will CBS enforce these new rules? Who if anyone will press them too far? So many questions, and the only thing left to do is wait and see.
You can watch the 55th Annual GRAMMY® Awards on Sunday February 10 at 8 p.m./7 p.m. Central on CBS.
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