The Parents Television Council has compared them to pedophilia.
Katie Couric has said they don't "fit the Glee gestalt."
Now, cast member Dianna Agron has spoken out about the racy GQ photos that have created an uproar for her, stars Lea Michele and Cory Monteith and the show in general.
In a blog entry, the actress says she is speaking only for herself and "in perpetuating the type of images that evoke these kind of emotions, I am sorry." She goes on to write:"If you are hurt or these photos make you uncomfortable, it was never our intention. And if your eight-year-old has a copy of our GQ cover in hand, again I am sorry. But I would have to ask, how on earth did it get there?"
You can read the full post here, but further excerpts include:
"I understand that in today’s world of advanced technology, our kids can be subject to very adult material at the click of a button. But 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.
I am also not the girl who rolls out of bed with flawless makeup and couture clothing. I am most comfortable with my hair thrown on top of my head, in sweats, laughing with my friends. Glee is a show that represents the underdogs, which is a feeling I have embraced much of my own life, and to those viewers, the photos in GQ don’t give them that same feeling. I understand completely."
Sound off now with your take on this scandal. Are the pictures inappropriate?