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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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31.

Faye    

none of these people are under age how can it be pedophilia? some peeps need to get a grip

1443 days ago
32.

G-Man    

Why is this a surprise? Glee is a poster board for the gay agenda, anyway. Might as well get all the perversions in.

1443 days ago
33.

anna    

too much drama, the Parents Television Council is over the top on this.

1443 days ago
34.

shamu31    

please, you must be kidding??? pedophilia !! do they know the meaning of pedophilia? I don't think so.

1443 days ago
35.

Pickleandpoo    

They are ACTORS! Kevin Bacon was on the cover of GQ and he played a pedophile in a movie. Should he have been banned?

1443 days ago
36.

Meagan Kelly    

A) Kids aren't going to see this unless they go looking for it, so that's their own fault if they get
offended

B) They are 24 so how the hell does it border pedophilia?

C) It's not like the show hasn't done an episode all about sex anyways (Madonna, anyone?) so I don't see what the big deal is.

1443 days ago
37.

ben    

Inappropriate. #29 said what I think.

Why do all these shows think they have to revert to sex to be popular? Let's all think about the future wellbeing of our children. If you want porn, then get a subscription to a porn magazine and have it sent undercover to your home and view it in private. This is a HIGH SCHOOL themed show - it doesn't need to be all sexed up!!!! Young people watch it - inappropriate in my opinion.

1443 days ago
38.

Good Morning    

um, Is the PTC aware that these are not actually highschool aged girls? Because they sure arent acting like it. These are actors. Half of the actors playing highschool students are well over the age of highshool. They arent minors in real life, so why should they be restricted or treated as one. Come on, stop wasting everyones time.

1443 days ago
39.

ben    

It doesn't matter the age of these models . . . it is WHAT THEY ARE PORTRAYING as acceptable behavior for high school aged children!!!

1443 days ago
40.

Bob    

I don't know how anyone could say this borders on pedophilia. They don't look a day younger than their age. The only people who looked that old in my high school were the teachers and the undercover narcotics officer.

1443 days ago
41.

pink    

Here they go again using woman/girls to sell sex..

1443 days ago
42.

jo    

they're all adults! what is the big freakin deal! some people (PTC) really need to find something better to do with their time

1443 days ago
43.

happyhbmom    

Even the teens that watch the show know that the actors aren't teens. It's an easy enough convo for a parent to have. Kid: "Look at those shoes!" Mom "Yeah, when you're 24 YOU can have some TOO!" That's why parental guidance is, you know, suggested.

1443 days ago
44.

AyeJay    

what's weird for me is that the guy Cory, is almost 30! that's just creepy.

1443 days ago
45.

benmcd    

The fact that the women are obviously not prepubescent is not the only issue with their ridiculous opinion -- anyone who thinks that picture is hypersexual really needs to get laid.

1443 days ago
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