It seems that the Parent’s Television Council aren’t the only ones who are uneasy about the controversial GQ photo shoot of some Glee cast members posing in provocative and scantily clad “high school” outfits.
Dianna Agron, who plays head cheerleader turned teen mom Quinn on Glee, went to her blog today to express her concerns over the hotly debated spread.
“Other public figures and shows . . . have pushed the envelope and challenged the levels of comfort in their viewers and fans,” Agron, 24, wrote on her blog.
And then she went on to apologize:
“In perpetuating the type of images that evoke these kind of emotions, I am sorry,” she wrote. “If you are hurt or these photos make you uncomfortable, it was never our intention.”
Still, the actress was quick to point out that it’s not her responsibility, but the parents that purchase the magazine and potentially leave it lying around for their impressionable kids to get a hold of, to make sure it doesn’t get into children’s hands.
However kids might gain access to it – it’s a parents job to monitor what their kids are reading.
“If your eight-year-old has a copy of our GQ cover in hand, again I am sorry,” she wrote. “But I would have to ask, how on earth did it get there? . . . There are parental locks and ways to get around this. I am twenty-four years old. I have been a pretty tame and easy-going girl my whole life. Nobody is perfect, and these photos do not represent who I am.”
GQ Editor-in-Chief Jim Nelson also pointed out: “These ‘kids’ are in their twenties. Cory Monteith is almost 30! I think they’re old enough to do what they want.”
It seems this GQ spread has garnered much more attention than most thought it would. But they say, even bad press is good press, and will doubtfully affect Glee‘s ratings. What do you think of the pictures?