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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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256.

laura    

i was very disapointed in the last episode when the two cheerleeders started making out. why do they have to show that on prime time tv I disaprove of it and will not be watching the show

1401 days ago
257.

Lightweight    

This proves it once again, Americans are retarded. I bet my left nut that this is driven by religious parents as well.

1401 days ago
258.

Sylea    

I don't see anything wrong with it. People are way too uptight these days. Besides, the magazine is for ADULTS..it isn't like this is the cover for a little teen magazine.

1400 days ago
259.

Isa B    

Ugh, the PTC is a bunch of over-dramatic prudes.

1) They are adults.

2) GQ is NOT in ANY WAY a family-oriented magazine.

3) Adults should just stop playing kids in general anyway.

4) Look up the definition of PEDOPHILIA.

5) Glee is NOT a kid's show. It's not on Disney. It's not on NickJr. It's on FOX - home to Family Guy and the Simpsons.

6) The image of the "naughty school girl" is the BIGGEST cliche ever, I'm surprised that it's even offending anyone anymore.

7) In the end, just raise your own kid. Stop letting the media parent them and then try to complain. Don't act like there's no form of technology to block channels and websites.

And if you're KIDS actually read GQ, you SUCK as a parent.

1400 days ago
260.

Isa B    

You looked at these pics and thought of sexual desires for pre-pubescent children? Okay, so who's the sick ones here? Like, why was that even what came to your mind? I thought the photos were cute...

1400 days ago
261.

Jane    

Where this is not pedophilia, it is not sending a very good message either. I hear a lot of people commenting that these actorsactresses are adults who are merely playing highschool students. However, teens who watch the show and relate to the Glee Characters are those kids who are often dying to fit in and be popular amonst their peers. Sexing them up merely sends the message that promiscuity is acceptable.. bottom line... would you want your child to dress like that?

1400 days ago
262.

Rain    

WOW its just a show, meant for entertainment, parents are supposed to instill values and what is right and wrong to their children it's not a television show responsibility to do that for them. I love glee and I watch it with my daughter, she knows it's fake.

1385 days ago
263.

Kelly    

I was surprised see the photos at first like every one else, but the magazine is for adults, The actors are well over 18, people of all ages watch the show. If the photos were in a teens magazine, I would be of the opinion that someone need to be fired. I say let it go.

1377 days ago
264.

Starr    

Soo.... when I dress up as a Cheerleader for my husband...... he's being a pedophile?

1371 days ago
265.

Jack King    

So two female stars of a TV show that kids should NOT be allowed to watch appear in racy, yet fun, photos in a magazine kids should not read and mental midget parents cry "Pedophilia'? People are idiots. And so is Dianna Agron for getting cold feet and "apologizing" for the photos. The girls are way over 18 and came do whatever they want.

1334 days ago
266.

nicky    

it has nothing to do with the actor/actresses being of age... the fact is that they play high school characters and not everyone knows their real ages. it is hard for a young person to know the difference even though they shouldnt be reading it, we know they do anyway and to see this is disappointing i cant believe you all think this is ok. sick.

1332 days ago
267.

Eric    

Calling this pedophilia is ridiculous. Pedophilia is the sexual exploitation of PRE-PUBESCENT children, not "high school" students. The age of consent is 16 in most states and 18 is the age of adulthood. If these women looked 11 or 12 I might agree with the complaint, but this is an insult to those who have actually been harmed by pedophiles. What is happening to our country? This group is twisted and it seems they are another part of the Evangelization process to make America into a theocracy.

1026 days ago
268.

Eric    

Calling this pedophilia is ridiculous. Pedophilia is the sexual exploitation of PRE-PUBESCENT children, not "high school" students. The age of consent is 16 in most states and 18 is the age of adulthood. If these women looked 11 or 12 I might agree with the complaint, but this is an insult to those who have actually been harmed by pedophiles. What is happening to our country? This group is twisted and it seems they are another part of the Evangelizing process to make America into a theocracy.

1026 days ago
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