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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."

So we gotta ask ...



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What kids are reading GQ!? By making it controversial the PTC ensures that the pictures will be circulated main stream.

1429 days ago


They're deliberately playing into the male fantasy of having sex with young schoolgirls (the characters the actresses play) and also two-girls-and-a-man (note the way one woman is touching the other while looking seductively into the camera). Guys, these poses and looks are all to manipulate your other brain. Nothing natural about it at all except for hookers and strippers.

Yeah, borderline pedophilia pretty much describes it. Maybe they should have worn Girl Scout or Catholic school uniforms to make the point even better.

1429 days ago


All of the individuals in this photo shoot are in their mid-twenties. How this borders on pedophilia is beyond me. They are adults, and they have the right to present their bodies HOWEVER they choose. Why in the name of all that is holy would you pass a copy of GQ on to a child? Are you afraid your child will be perusing GQ...Gentlemen's Quarterly? If so, then you need to monitor your child's reading materials more...

1429 days ago


Pedophilia is specifically a reference to children..that is, kids under like 13. High school students don't apply, nor do 20+ year old actors playing high school students. These people are as bad as PETA.

1429 days ago


If the pictures were only IN GQ magazine, it would not be a big issue. They're on the cover and posted all over the internet, though, and that IS a problem. The magazine is not in control over the ages of the kids seeing these images, and for that reason, they ARE inappropriate. Personally, I'm getting really tired of the complete and utter disregard for the youth of our country. With the images and music they're bombarded with, it's no wonder so many of them aspire to look and act like "Ho's."

1429 days ago


Someone should really explain what acting is to this council. Just saying.......

1429 days ago


Pedophilia is an attraction to children that are pre-pubescent. Banging a high school chick might be illegal, but it ain't pedophilia. And to tell you truth, I don't think there are too many guys that would pass up a 17 year old that was hot and ready to go. In a lot of states, that's even perfectly legal. These idiots need to find something else to bitch about.

1429 days ago


I would agree that this is not similar to pedophilia. All of the participants are well beyond 18 years of age. However, I think this photo shoot was deplorable for the reason that these people play characters who are supposed to be in high school, and they were clearly meant to be in-character for this shoot. If they want to pose in Playboy or some other racy magazine, as themselves, fine. But to do a photo shoot that is bordering on soft-core porn, portraying a high school television character from a prime-time show, is sickening. And honestly, all of the Glee cast members are so good looking and talented, why do they need to follow in the footsteps of the dredges of society like today's pop stars and stoop to such a level. This is really sad.

1429 days ago

ricky gervais    

looks like high school to me.

1428 days ago


People need to learn the meaning of "pedophelia". It's specifically the sexual attraction to boys and girls who have not yet gone through puberty. Clearly this doesn't apply here, and anyone who says "pedophelia" in regards to this is ignorant and should shut up.

1428 days ago


Just for this, even though my husband does read GQ, I'm going to make sure to buy a few copies of this issue!

1428 days ago


A. The people in the photos are legal adults so that means people have to relearn the difference between fiction and reality. ie. if your watching a horror movie. it does not mean the killer in the movie is a killer in life. So get over the age issue.

B. Stop calling it a family show. Notice it is TV-14(L,D) this means if your a parent getting all annoyed over a few pictures and have been letting your eight or twelve your old child watch the show with out knowing this then shame on you

C. Finally, These photos compared to what else is released either by commercial, magazine cover or in movies. These pictures honestly are extremely covered in comparison. I just say a Calvin Klein commercial where the girl is pretty much naked on the screen. Or the Axe balls commercial that does not show girls stripping but is equally as bad.

PTC how about you just monitor the TV-G shows and just stick with them.

1428 days ago


I think the fact that PTC members find looking at scantily-clad women in their mid-20s makes them think of having sex with children says more about them than it does about the women. Plus, are they totally unaware that the people they see in TV shows are not actually the characters that they're portraying? (That's not Rachel in GQ guys... not that it's any of your business either way.)

1428 days ago


I seen worst stuff in high school. I mean really high school is over-sexual as it already is, high schooler are probaly looking at this saying they could have done something better, so before anyone goes judging someone one else they need to get their own house in order.

1428 days ago


The girls are adults so it's completely not pedophilia. I was kinda surprised reading commits on other sites of parents complaining about how they're not sure they can let their 8 or 10 year olds watch the show anymore. Well you shouldn't have been letting them watch it in the first place. Glee isn't a family show.

1428 days ago
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