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Glee Photo Shoot Draws Fire

'Borders on Pedophilia'

10/20/2010 12:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The producers of "Glee" are taking some serious heat over a sexually charged photo shoot involving three cast members -- with one powerful parents group saying the pictorial "borders on pedophilia."


The Parents Television Council has released a statement thrashing producers for allowing Dianna Agron, Cory Monteith and Lea Michele to participate in a "hyper-sexualized" photo shoot for the November issue of GQ -- despite the fact that both actresses are 24 years old and Corey is 28.

The PTC declares, “It is disturbing that GQ, which is explicitly written for adult men, is sexualizing the actresses who play high school-aged characters on ‘Glee’ in this way. It borders on pedophilia."

The statement continues, "By authorizing this kind of near-pornographic display, the creators of the program have established their intentions on the show’s direction. And it isn’t good for families."

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Christina G.    

Not exactly a wholesome pictorial of girls who play high school students. But what else is new. Young people in this country are constantly bombarded with girls-are-nothing-more-than-sexual-objects-for-men-to-play-with messages. This is just more of the same.

1466 days ago


Glee isn't meant to be a "family show." That's why it isn't rated "TV-G." Also, with the actors in their mid- to late-twenties, there is no "pedophilia" as they are all legal adults posing for a magazine geared towards adults. I think this Parents' council needs to step off their high horse and take a look at the times and our current culture and stop trying to live in 1957!

1466 days ago


When did banging 24 year olds become perverted?

1466 days ago


first of all, who said that Glee was a family tv show. Who ever says yes to this queastion clearly hasn't seen any of the Glee past episodes. Almost all of them have sexual references. So this is NOT a surprise to me. And we should always remember that PARENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR KIDS EDUCATION NOT TELEVISION OR ANY SHOW ON IT.

1466 days ago

The show was never good for families!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1466 days ago


No, its not, but they should be a bit more mindful that a lot of kids watch this show. The brunette chick lost 20 lbs and now he is always hanging out of her clothes in all these new photo shoots. I think they should be just a bit more aware that they are playing high school kids watched by high school kids and younger.

1466 days ago


It could be worse, they could have Miley on the cover with them.

1466 days ago


PTC do they not have anything BETTER to do ?? SHEESH !! I think someone should investigate the PTC. He who smelt it dealt it !!

1466 days ago


Everybody needs a cause I guess......never liked the show, but come on...whats on the Parents Television Councils mind...I never even thought of that...whos the pervs?

1466 days ago

Vegas Wrestling    

Will someone sue these bible thumping hypocritical ****heads, please??

These jerkoffs have been quiet for years now they are running their mouths again!! Someone sue them like the WWF did and show the web of lies and half truths they spew about any media that is even remotely "offensive" to these hyprocritical bible thumpers!!

1466 days ago


It does not matter that the actresses are not minors if they are portraying underaged girls. This photo suggests sexual content with underaged girls regardless of the age of the actresses. However, technically, pedophilia usually involves a child under 14.

1466 days ago


the pic with 5ocent with his face covered and the other guy grabbing his d--k is nastier.. this to me isnt hyper- sexuality.

1466 days ago


I don't let my kids watch Glee but that's my decision. I don't need some righteous a-holes telling me what's good/not good for my family. Mind your own damn business. Go harass a gay kid or something, don't you do that too?

1466 days ago


The PTC doesn't even know what they are talking about. Pedophilia is when an adult or older adolescent experiences a sexual preference for prepubescent children. These girls, and the high school girls they are portraying, are definitely not prepubescent.

1466 days ago


The people in the photos are over 18 and are adults, therefore it is not pedophilia. End of story. Next?

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