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Dianna Agron has found herself at the center of a firestorm over the racy photo shoot that she and several other Glee cast members did for GQ men’s magazine. She has taken to her blog to apologize for pushing the envelope.

Agron, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith appear on the cover and in the pages of the latest issue of GQ, in some particularly provocative poses that the Parents Television Council believe “border on pedophilia”, and “sexualize the actresses who play high school characters.”


Agron said: In the land of Madonna, Britney, Miley, Gossip Girls, other public figures and shows that have challenged the levels of comfort for their viewers and fans…we are not the first. In perpetuating the type of images that evoke these kinds of emotions, I am sorry.”

GQ asked us to play very heightened versions of our school characters. A ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time’ version. At the time, it wasn’t my favorite idea, but I did not walk away…. I’m moving forward from this one, and after today, putting it to rest. These aren’t photos I am going to frame and put on my desk. Those are all characters we’ve played for this crazy, job, one that I love and am so fortunate to have, each and every day.”

As expected, GQ defended the shoot, saying that the actresses are adults in their 20s and “the Parents Television Council must not be watching much TV these days and should learn to divide reality from fantasy.”