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Dita Von Teese's Cleavage Is Too Sexy For CSI

Why Do People Still Find Cleavage Offensive in 2011?

Next Thursday, in CSI's "A Kiss Before Frying" episode, Dita Von Teese will star in three roles: a French grandmother, a schoolteacher, and that same teacher's burlesque alter ego, Rita Von Squeeze. Heh on the name, but what's not so funny is the fact that the bigwigs at CBS apparently deemed the star's assets too provocative. Dita told TV Guide, "There was a lot of network talk about my 'offensive cleavage,' which I found interesting considering how much blood and gore there is. We had to take it down a notch."

Uh, did they not realize voluptuousness and sexiness are two of Dita's most well-known qualities? And how shocking is it that a burlesque star who was hired to play a burlesque dancer might possibly show a little skin? The topic brings to mind the Katy Perry/Sesame Street debacle of 2010, where the songstress's bosom was deemed a bit too daring for the longtime children's show.

However, Sesame Street is a show for kids, and it's understandable that in-your-face cleavage might be a tad inappropriate for the preschool set. However, CSI is an adult show that airs well past the kiddies' bedtimes. It's also a show with plenty of grown-up topics, and I think we can all handle a few low-cut corsets thrown into the mix.

Photo courtesy of CBS

lizlee89 lizlee89 6 years
I think it's an ignorant generalization to say that now in 2011 we ought to be more open to showing off the human body. People's sexual organs are a private, intimate part of their lives, and they should be treated with respect and dignity instead of being flaunted tastelessly. However, by doing this, I agree that the producers are completely contradicting themselves. I hate watching CSI for the exact reasons wolvesvane said, they are constantly showing overt sexual content which I think there is no place for on tv. I also think that the graphic violence and tastless depiction of blood and other anatomical properties is overdone. I don't understand how they have allowed that, and yet they don't allow this (not that I think they should). Just goes to show how backward the media is...
wolvesvane wolvesvane 6 years
pssh, how can we have a TV show without sexualizing every episode? perposterous! (every time i've seen an episode of those crime shows, they went into some kind of strip club, risque bar, or fetish club at least once.)
CatherinasTutus CatherinasTutus 6 years
I'll never understand why there are people who don't have an issue with violence on television, but the human body is a absolute no-no. Why are we treating our bodies like they are disgusting and at the same time glorifying murder? I'd rather my kid see some cleavage on television than someone being brutally attacked and murdered!
Annie-Tomlin Annie-Tomlin 6 years
I think Dita's strongest point is that gore and violence are par for the course on network TV, but some people find cleavage more offensive than that. It's a strange world we live in.
Smashboxchick Smashboxchick 6 years
I have none so I wouldn't know. I don;t see it as being risqué. Especially when bare breasts are shown on cable tv, and in movies all of the time. I do think too much cleavage is distracting, but thats different.
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 6 years
This is just an example of everything that is wrong with our culture! Blood and gore, yes, but cleavage is risque? Why even ask Dita if you didn't want cleavage. I don't understand that.
MeiGaku MeiGaku 6 years
the head honchos for these big networks are all old, conservative white men. what's really funny is that fox news can have female "anchors" wear barely-there mini skirts and low cut shirts short of being lingerie but for an actress who plays a burlesque teacher to do so on a tv show? it's just too much for them. i love the media but often it just makes me so sad that the people who own these outlets are all so backwards.
Jaime-Richards Jaime-Richards 6 years
I wish I could see the original footage to see just how "risqué" it all really was.
Faylinn Faylinn 6 years
Well, there are parents who freak out over the thought of giving their teens an education about sex, so this is no surprise but it's still really stupid.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
Wow, this is seriously one of the dumbest things I've ever heard. Boo on you, CBS.
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