PTC Compares Glee Photo Shoot to Pedophilia

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Has Glee gone too wild?

Reader opinion seems split on whether not it was appropriate for cast members Lea Michele, Dianna Agron and Cory Monteith to pose provocatively in the latest issue of GQ, as seen HERE and in the following spread.

Glee Goes Wild

But the Parents Television Council does not have mixed feelings on the pictorial. It released a harsh statement today that reads:

“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. 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."

Agron and Michele are 24; Monteith is 28. Do you agree with this statement? Does it take it go overboard in its critique? Check out more photos and sound off in our poll below.

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My first episode for Glee was the Britney episode and trust me I'm no prude but that was an erotic episode full of inappropriate sequences, skin tight clothing and suggestive dancing glorified. Why on earth would anyone be so up in arms with a GQ spread like this???? There are so many things that are allowed on tv that inevitably lead to photos or reputations like those in the GQ spread. Borderline pedophilia!?!? And you think it came out of nowhere or all of a sudden these "girls" became sex symbols overnight? This is the unfortunate reality of our society. Our morals and values have become so lax that outward displays of sex are common and the "norm".


There is a way to be school girl sexy without posing in a bra and panties. That is all I have to say about that.


I agree with the statement, but I think it speaks to the sexualization of teenage girls. The fact is that teen girls and the "school girl" fantasy/sexualization is dangerous to young girls and these types of photoshoots reinforce the idea that it's okay for men to violate girls in that way.


it would be more interesting if the men were also half haven. in such a slutty fashiomnaked.women need to have some self respect,what happened to being a lady and having some class?there is no hope of having a mans respect if a female behaves like a slut.


This show is for mature age viewing, it's content and themes making it appropriate for young adults and above, not for young teenagers and if you are watching then you should have adult supervision. Once again the PTC are pushing their agenda to have all shows at primetime be sanitized and safe because of the innapropriate content, parents take responsibility and stop pushing the blame on tv shows, tim winter i advise to make better arguments.


Yes, a bit too far. For it's target audience...But do they ever care? It's salacious, it sells and at 14 you read Seventeen, at 18 you read Cosmo. At 23, you have had your third abortion....We make this world we live in, it doesn't " just happen..."


The show isn't made for kids, so stop judging it like it is. It has adult humor and content. Yes it's "high school" but it's far from "high school musical"
Just cause there's singing and dancing doesn't mean it's for the whole family.
Maybe they're just proving a point.
It's not all G rated.


Its sad that our country seems so obsessed with sex. There is more to life than that but kids these days wouldn't know b/c thats all thats plastered everywhere you go. Even other countries do not understand our obession with sex. Yes, in my opinion, this goes too far. If the actors played college adults this wouldn't bother me, but they are playing high school students. That is what it makes this look like and yes I always considered GQ a men's magazine. Of course there will be some who see no problem with this but that is only b/c they like looking at the pics. Teens and children in general should not be be sexually objectified in the media. This is a pedo's legal form of porn. That's what some are finding upsetting about this.


I've seen pornos that are less riskee than these photos. Why don't they just make a porno already?


Don't think this is too much at all. Yes, the show does have a young fan base, but also; those fans are probably not reading GQ magazine. Let it be people come on; sometimes the public makes something out of nothing. Can we please focus on REAL issues! Besides, people need to realize this, that fan base of youngsters were probably not even aware of the photo spread until someone else came along and made it a big deal.