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Glee photo shoot raises eyebrows, concerns

by Shannon Harris on October 22, 2010

In it’s first year on TV, the hit Fox show Glee made a lot of fans, but after three of its stars posed for a spread in the pages of this months GQ, it appears that the Parents Television Council is not among them. According to ABC News, after Lea Michele, Dianna Argon and Corey Monteith graced the pages of the men’s magazine, in various stages of undress, the PTC released a statement condemning the show and the magazine.

According to the council, the photos boarder on pedophilia because the actors in them play high school characters. They also took issue with the fact that many young children are fans of the show, and the racy photos could end up in their hands. However, both Michele and Argon are both 24-years-old, leading some to think the PTC has gone overboard.

“When the Parents Television Council says this borders on pedophilia, they’re wrong,” pop culture professor Bob Thompson told the news source. “They are over 18. We see pictures like that in Victoria’s Secret catalogs that come often to our mailbox that could be seen by any kid.”

In addition to their ages, Thompson adds that Glee is hardly a kids show by nature. The episodes frequently tackle weighty subjects ranging from teenage pregnancy to drug use. In an earlier episode this year another cast member, Heather Morris, wore a Britney Spears-esque wardrobe in a version of “I’m a Slave 4 U.”

In a an effort to quell the uproar, Argon took to her blog to offer her opinion. She apologized for any offense or hurt feelings that the shoot may have caused viewers of the show, but she also expressed some misgivings about the issue, saying that “At the time, it wasn’t my favorite idea, but I did not walk away.”

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