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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."

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While its inappropriate for 'high school aged' personalities... the GQ spread doesnt cross any lines that the GLEE Directors crossed during the 'Britney Spears' episode... besides i think a better question would be why is there a "Parents Television Council" at all? shouldnt the people that HAD the kids PARENT the kids? so this 'moral' council needs to take a step back and realize the magazines demographic is for MATURE men, and has nothing to do with the ages the actors represent on the show

1427 days ago


It all goes back on the parents. The PTC themselves, they are wasting their time here, even out of line maybe. It's their responsibility to allow their children to only watch shows with these "wholesome" values they admire, not the responsibility of the director or the FCC. The show obviously meets the FCC requirements for the rating it has been given so the PTC need to give in or not let their young children watch shows not created to be watched by young children.

1427 days ago


I'm guessing they got the idea from the True Blood actors on the cover of "Rolling Stone" . . . but that is an adult show on late at night on a pay channel and they aren't portraying high school students on the show.

1427 days ago

Alan Carver    

The actors portraying the GLEE HS kids ARE NOT KIDS! They are consenting adults in their 20's. If parents do not want their kids seeing these photos then quite simply they do not buy it for them, telling them it is not appropriate for their age if they are still in HS. As for TPC, if they feel this show is not for kids, they're basing this on a photo-shoot, which is wrong. They do not know the direction the show is going. That is a false statement and the PRODUCERS from GLEE need to 'respond' and tell the PTC is that they want a retraction in their statement, removing that statement, because it is false.

This show GLEE only has a few seasons in it. So far the numbers have been good, but not great and as it progresses, are we going to keep tuning in to see these kids as they leave HS and go to College like so many other shows do after the HS novelty wears off? I say NO! So by this time within 5 years this show will be history and this whole 'up-roar' over a GQ photo-shoot will be nothing other than tabloid fodder that NO ONE WILL REMEMBER OR CARE! :^O

1427 days ago


What's up with the brunette? They are sexy pics but at least the blonde managed to keep it sexy with a little more clothes on. Tells you a lot about the people right there.

1427 days ago

who cares    

So that means that if my 30 year old girlfriend dresses up as a child for Halloween, and I have sex with her, I'm a pedophile? That doesn't make sense. GQ should be ashamed of themselves for not showing more skin. Those chicks are obviously over dressed.

1427 days ago


And the Parents Television Council borders on being asinine prudes too.

Well buy a clue *******s, "it borders on pedophilia?", so what exactly are you saying there? That it's NOT pedophilia? It that what your saying? Ignorant dumbasses...

Buy a clue, nobody gives a f*ck what you think is "bordering on pedophilia". Hell, you don't even know what pedophilia is for Christ's sake. If you did you wouldn't be making such an asinine and fear mongering statement about it.

1427 days ago


Are these groups on Dope???? Everyone on the pix are adults, get a life. Do they not have anything better to do Gawd! There's a line in a Hank Williams song I think the goes " Why don't you mind your own business then you won't be minding mine".

1427 days ago


Damn. Sick and tired of all the sexual filth.

1427 days ago


I can't figure out why 24 year olds are playing high schoolers. Is there a shortage of 17/18 year olds to play these roles? One reason I couldn't watch Friday Night Lights was because I couldn't get passed 20 somethings playing high schoolers. And don't get me started on Luke Perry on 90210. He was old and going bald and supposedly still in high school. WTF?????

1427 days ago


lea michele is sooo ugly. and her voice/ way of singing is exaggerated.ugh!

1427 days ago


first of all, Glee isn't a show for children nor does it star children. the question of pedophilia is an obvious no. these young women are plenty old enough to pose for whomever they wish no matter the parts the play in the show, even at the high school age, thats still too old for any pedophile activity what so ever. those parents need to get a life! they are probably the ones with the worst kids in school!!!!

1427 days ago

No comment    

Reading comprehension fails most of the people commenting here. Its says because they play high school characters, and the photos are set in high school, it BORDERS on pedophilia.

1427 days ago


Obviously the PTC has no idea what Lea Michele was in BEFORE she did Glee.
They need to look up Spring Awakening before they start running off at the mouth about Glee.
Besides, Glee's so obviously not for children, I'm having difficulty trying to figure out what the problem is.

1427 days ago


This is healthy wholesome Adam Lambert....he is disgusting and filthy.

1427 days ago
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