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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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181.

ck    

Ok..so gay men love GQ. That is not the issue. I would think that gay men and women could be offended by this. It is what it implies..young girls in their schoolgirl outfits..suckers in their mouths..little panties on..posing in a suggestive way. That's what it is. So..young girls think that this is what it's about..overly sexual..getting attention by using your body..have you been in a school lately? Do you see how they dress? It's inappropriate for school. This show is about high school kids..so high school kids watch it. It sends a bad message.

1433 days ago
182.

Jeremy    

That's what I'm saying. GQ is a gay men's mag. Why else would they put GLEE on the cover. At least MAXIM would have the undecency to leave the dork out and put both skanks in less clothing.

1433 days ago
183.

John    

24? 28?. That is old. Next they will be telling me my teen cymdumpster porn collection with 19 year olds dressed up as school girls in pigtails is wrong. Which begs the question "why am I here when I could be downloading there latest installment."

1433 days ago
184.

en Todo Momento!!    

uh, ya'll people complainin are, i'd say, about um...20-30 years too late on complaints like this. ya'll need to close down your department, cuz it's wasting tax dollars, paying morons to issue such ridiculous statements. but boy wouldn't i love that job!!!! :D probably $25K-$45K A YEAR!!!!

1433 days ago
185.

Chuck    

Glee was a nice surprise in season one, but this year it appears they've lost focus. Too bad.

1433 days ago
186.

MissAnn    

This magazine may be for men but photos like these just allow them to reminisce on fantasies they had when they were in high school. Nothing wrong with that. Glee was never meant to be a family show. If you want your kids to watch good wholesome sitcoms I would suggest turn off the tv because there are none. Get over it.

1433 days ago
187.

Misty    

These actors are playing HS students, HS students watch this show. This is not an apporpriate photo shoot. Gives teenagers the wrong idea of how to act or even be photographed.

1433 days ago
188.

paladine    

Another thing that burns me up...all the photos of women with a sucker in their mouth. We all know that it's about the **** sucking. When are mens images gonna be demoralized? In the moves,magazine anything really. The males image always appears squeaky clean. All the while the female always plays the role of the whore. Is always sexed up. Nothing wrong with a woman being sexy. But it's high time women wake up an see things for what it is. The female body is being demoralized.

Posted at 12:00 PM on Oct 20, 2010 by Proud2BeFemale

WTG! Great post.

1433 days ago
189.

ruby    

Really, what a melodramatic statement. Pedophilic? That really insults the real issue of pedophilia.

1433 days ago
190.

Anon    

i was a little disturbed that they made lea and dianna looks like sluts in this photoshoot...but then again its GQ, and guys just have to stare at a woman's body parts so they can be satisified...besides lea has commented "i don't know how they got me to do half the things they wanted to" and dianna said "i've never done a photoshoot with this few clothes before"...I wont look at lea, dianna, or cory any different after this photoshoot than i did before...sure SOME censorship is needed ex. i didn't watch "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" until this year (I'm 19) and i watched it with my mom and she said that it has no redeeming values whatsoever but she still thinks its funny...when i was 17 she wouldn't let me see Spring Awakening (a show in which lea originated the female lead) when alot of my friends who were 14 and 15 did...but she lets me watch this and she and my dad watch it now too...pedophelia is definetely the wrong word to use here...Lea and Dianna are 24 and Cory is 28...yes it is slightly problematic since they are playing high-schoolers, but there are handfuls of high school kids who have done worse things than a photoshoot like this...The PTC needs to just chill...i don't think that "Glee" was intentionally made for families, but parents could watch with their teens (particularily high school aged) and discuss the issues on the show...elementary school aged and some middle school aged i would have to say "No" but they could listen to the music and still like the singers, they just don't need to watch it

1433 days ago
191.

Piper    

Oh grow up people! The year is 2010 not 1935.....

1433 days ago
192.

Squeaky Shoes    

This just further proof that activists are nothing but trouble-makers...

so what's the moral of this protest again?

a 28 yo playing grab-ass with a 24 yo is borderline pedophilia?

ummm... sit down and STFU! go burn a bra or something..

1433 days ago
193.

jdweston    

THE LAW

For the purpose of this Act, a child shall also refer to:

(1) a person regardless of age who is presented, depicted or portrayed as a child as defined herein; and

(2) computer-generated, digitally or manually crafted images or graphics of a person who is represented or who is made to appear to be a child as defined herein.

This would be charge in many areas, while I disagree with how this is enfored (seems to be random). It is against the law as written.

1433 days ago
194.

en Todo Momento!!    

dude. these people get paid with tax dollars TO FRIGGEN WATCH TELEVISION!!! ALL DAY! check out their web site! i sure want to put my application in on this one. and you know it's all the fat horny gross male tub of lards who got these jobs. latinos i bet. cuz they don't hire blacks for these kinds of laid back jobs.

1433 days ago
195.

will    

the ptc needs to be dissolved if all it does is to make something out of nothing. the council members will do more good for the society if they stay home more often to watch their kids instead of wasting their time on silly stuff like this that make them look stupid and out of touch with reality.

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