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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."

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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."

So we gotta ask ...





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166.

Advocate_Mom    

I just wish someone would start acting responsibly toward the youth of this country. These actors may be 24 & 28, but they play highschoolers and the show is watched by minor children. I'm just sick of the hyper-sexuality being thrown in young people's faces. It's completely irresponsible.

1373 days ago
167.

R    

Comments about who reads GQ should also be more specific. Gay men love this magazine. Fact. I'm just sayin'.

1373 days ago
168.

steve    

Only to someone who may think that way...aka Parents Television Council.

1373 days ago
169.

bobinator    

It's GQ for Pete's sake.

1373 days ago
170.

JosephG    

WTF ARE U TALKING ABOUT PEDOPHILIA ARE U STUPID TMZ WTF

1373 days ago
171.

passin thru    

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

Posted at 8:24 AM on Oct 20, 2010 by Shannon
HEY DIMWIT: IT IS PEDOPHILIA BECAUSE THESE PEOPLE PORTRAY teens ON TV- NOT 24-28 YR OLDS

1373 days ago
172.

gia    

I have a friend who says that stupidity should be a physically painful condition. Once again, the PTC demonstrates why exactly that should be so. Just because these actors portray underage characters doesn't mean that they're underage in real life, nor does it mean that they're portraying underage characters on this photo! For goodness sake, should they go suck a bib in real life, just because some member of PTC with single digit IQ believes that actors should stay in character when not on set?!

1373 days ago
173.

Chris     

The worst thing about this photo is how much Photoshop they used to make them look that good, because if you watch they show you know they don't look that good.

1373 days ago
174.

nerds    

gia wrote: "Just because these actors portray underage characters doesn't mean ... that they're portraying underage characters on this photo!"

So, the high school lockers, the cheerleading megaphones with "WMHS" (guess what the "HS" part stands for) written on it, the plaid skirt (I'm sure you know what that's about), and the overall high school setting all aren't really trying to convey that they're in high school for this shoot?

1373 days ago
175.

jpierce26    

These kids are way over the age of 18. Isn't anyone worried about Miley Cyrus who ISN"T over the age of 18 whos videos go over the limit of pedophilia?

1373 days ago
176.

Mindy    

Just because the characters sing and dance doesn't mean it's a family show. Those who call is a family show have clearly NEVER SEEN IT. Hello, the first season was about a pregnant cheerleader lying about who was her baby daddy. This show has used sexual references since the first episode. People need to chill.

1373 days ago
177.

Helen    

Um, I think the PTC is being ridiculous. Yeah these actors portray highschool students on TELEVISION but they are grown men and women. Maybe the PTC should stop blaming the media for pedophilia/child pornography like pictures and focus on disciplining their own kids. If a kid has strong values and beliefs to begin with they'll realize it's ONLY television. Obviously the subjects of these pictures CHOSE to be in these pictures.

1373 days ago
178.

Pistol    

It's a ridiculous photo. One is trying to be sexy, one is looking bored, and one is just a goof. Were they even together for the shoot? The photographer blew it on this one.

1373 days ago
179.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

if any guy watches glee they have to be gay and any girl that watches glee must be fat and have no life

1373 days ago
180.

yularowlf    

Lea Michele looks like she smells.

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