Glee will take on the topic of teenage sex tonight, airing an episode titled “The First Time” for the reason you might expect: two couples will share their first sexual experience with each other.
In response, the Parents Television Council has issued a statement condemning the storylines, which will center around Blaine and Kurt, Rachel and Finn.
“The fact that Glee intends to not only broadcast, but celebrate children having sex is reprehensible,” said PTC president Tim Winter. “The gender of the high school characters involved is irrelevant. Teen sex is now more prevalent on TV than adult sex and Glee is only playing into that trend. Research proves that television is a teen sexual super peer that can, and likely will, influence a teen’s decision to become sexually active. Fox knows the show inherently attracts kids; celebrating teen sex constitutes gross recklessness.”
This isn’t the first time the PTC has called out Glee for sensationalizing sex.
What do you think? Is it wrong to air a storyline based on teenagers having intercourse?