Family Research Council

Grammy's Strike Right Note with Decency Memo


By Tony Perkins
February 18, 2013

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If CBS wants to cover its behind, it had better cover the celebrities' first! Hello, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. The Grammy's are usually where the stars let it all hang out--at least with what they're wearing. So earlier this month, CBS sent performers a special dress code memo to head off another wardrobe malfunction. "Please avoid exposing bare [flesh]... and see-through clothing," the network warned. "Obscenity or partially-seen obscenity is unacceptable for broadcast." Of course, anyone who needs to be reminded not to expose themselves in public probably shouldn't have been invited in the first place. But unfortunately, this is the culture we live in. And while stars argue that they should be able to express themselves, CBS thinks they should save that kind of creative license for home--where it won't cost the network a half-million dollars in fines. Whatever the reason, parents will be grateful. At least one network is making modest changes.

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