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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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76.

breze    

Funny I don't see the men taking their clothes off posing in some sexy underwear.

1432 days ago
77.

noneofyourbusiness    

Even though you may not think of it as sexually overcharged it still perpetuates sexual immoral behavior in all aspects of every day life. Even the smallest of innuendos is harmful to our society. It is only getting worse as our society accepts each and every step. One day we will accept people having sex on the front lawn and say it is in violation of our constitutional right to do so. Trust me that is not far away.

Posted at 8:35 AM on Oct 20, 2010 by you know it
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Agree 100%

1432 days ago
78.

c    

What is WRONG with you PTC? Don't you know this makes it hard to take anything you take seriously when you spout such stupidity? Last time I checked 28 and 24 year olds coming onto each other is not pedophilia. Who cares what show they're on? Are you too dense to realize it's just a SHOW and it's not real? Seriously, if you morons can't tell the difference maybe it's time to just shut the hell up.

1432 days ago
79.

RomeoX    

Uh, maybe they should look up the definition of the word pedophilia. These are not infants or pre-pubescent children. The bible thumpers are REALLY starting to get on my nerves!

1432 days ago
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J. Louis Mills    

My question is how can it be pedophilia if all three cast members are over the age of 18? Some say in this town, the only bad press is no press at all. Glee may lose some fans, but imagine the new fans they will get from this shoot. Money will still be made, and careers will blossom. Even if Fox drops Glee, watch for it to come out on Spike, or another cable station. Personally, I do not think it is bad at all. I mean, this is 2010. At any rate, if you let television raise your children, honestly, what type parent are you? I know parents with teens that say their teens watch it for entertainment, not to idolize the characters. I mean what's next, are they going to say college cheerleaders will start dancing more provocative because of the show Hellcats? By them, I mean the Parents Television Council

1432 days ago
81.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Considering their ages? No. I think parents should tell their kids "they're just acting, dear". If women want to degrade themselves, as long as they're over 18, this is a free country, & it's not up to anyone else to tell a women she can't pose for smutty pictures. If the guy wants to try to up his "cool" factor by posing with females who are out of his league, so what. You, as parents, can control whether your kids watch any given program or not. You can control, somewhat, the things they read, although, even the most moral households can't control everything their kids read. Their empty little heads will figure it out sooner or later.

1432 days ago
82.

R    

You go, girls! You show us how your t's and a's are your most valuable talents that define you! Embrace whoring yourself to the fame god and the paps and the media! Smile pretty for the camera while you pose in subservient positions! Let the greed for attention suck all your brains out and set your worth as a member of society back decades and centuries! Good job!

1432 days ago
83.

andy    

In related news, the publisher of "GQ" reports record sales of its most recent issue!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1431 days ago
84.

Bubbles The Chimp    

One read about this Council and you will find it is just a bunch of prudish overly-conservative wankers who fight every media form out there. The council if supported by the types of people that are the actual paedos because they see the perverted side of everything they protest about.

1431 days ago
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Anonymous    

The WOMAN on the right is dressed like a whore and the guy has his hands on both of their asses, but this is a picture of three grown adults--two WOMEN and a MAN, not little girls with a little boy. Is it sexualized? Yes. But pedophilia? No. I don't see how anyone could imagine these people as being children just because they play teenagers on TV, and even teenagers have ALWAYS been sexualized in the mainstream media, especially movies. This is nothing new.

1431 days ago
86.

poohbear    

What the PTC does know (but doesn't want to accept) is that
their minor age kids (I mean 12-13) are sexting their friends in an everyday basis. C'mon people, let's stop being hypocritical. What do they think their kids do at a hotel room rented for prom night, watch TV?

1431 days ago
87.

Mark    

Funny I don't see the men taking their clothes off posing in some sexy underwear.

Posted at 9:39 AM on Oct 20, 2010 by breze
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GQ is a men's magazine. Straight men do not want to see that.

1431 days ago
88.

jason    

dianna is the hottest one on the show. check out the mega sexy pics they have of her at this link goo.gl/77Ww

1431 days ago
89.

Bob    

And just who is this "PTC" that makes them the guardians of the public's (and my) morals? Maybe some names should be named.

1431 days ago
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dorenda    

Wow... they must have SUPER LOW ratings to resort to kiddie porn. Glee Class to No Class.

1431 days ago
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