Parents Television Council In A Tizzy Over Sexy Glee Pictorial In GQ Magazine

October 20, 2010 |  by  |  Entertainment
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Ah.. Glee. This little show that could is just all over the news these days.

First there’s the Rocky Horror Picture Show episode coming up, now it seems a few of the stars have gotten some old people’s panties in a bunch.

So, in the light of another stodgy parent group with no real grasp on what their kids are up to or into, I’d like to submit a letter on their behalf.

Dear Parents Television Council,

There’s a reason that your kids are Glee addicts, and it’s not because of they love the music. Most likely, millions of tweens and teens across America flock to their TVs each Wednesday night is because the cast is hot. Like, smoking hot.

So, with all due respect, get over it!


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Apparently, the parents group is unhappy with Glee for a sexy pictorial in GQ magazine that is also featured on the GQ cover that they say “borders on pedophilia.”

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,” said PTC President Tim Winter. ”It borders on pedophilia. Sadly, this is just the latest example of the overt sexualization of young girls in entertainment” (via Hollywood Reporter).

Well, you might want to check the driver’s licenses of the way overage cast that is filling the shoes of these high school hotties. Dianna Agron and Lea Michele are both 24 and Cory Monteith is 28.

PTC Prez Winter went on to say, “Parents need to be on guard as we expect the show to push the envelope even further,” Winter said. “Unfortunately, it seems Glee is only masquerading as family show and is far from appropriate for young viewers.”

Um, that’s the understatement of the year. Give that man a raise! It’s like saying Family Guy is a kids cartoon. Get a clue!

GQ released a statement over the The Parents Television Council’s complaint:

“The Parents Television Council must not be watching much TV these days and should learn to divide reality from fantasy. As often happens in Hollywood, these ‘kids’ are in their 20s. Cory Montieth’s almost 30! I think they’re old enough to do what they want.”

I wonder if he’s single?


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  1. Sarah, you’re missing the mark here.

    Given the headline on the cover: “Glee gone wild: We show you what happens when the teachers aren’t around,” I’d say GQ is the entity who needs to separate fantasy from reality.

    How about a little critical thinking here, please? GQ IS sexualizing the characters of Glee. They should at least own up to that.

  2. Glee is definitely walking a fine line here, and I’ve heard this topic of Glee’s pictorial in GQ all of the news. So if the producers of Glee are looking for press, they’ve sure got what they asked for. And you know what they say, press – both good and bad – is press none the less.

    I see both sides of the story. GQ is sexualizing the characters of Glee, but Glee allowed it. Shared fault, in my opinion.

  3. Great post. I’m going through many of these issues as well..

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