Talk Show Circuit Less Than Glee-ful over Racy GQ Photos
The cast of Glee is slammed with “negative” publicity all week over GQ photo shoot.
Glee warms the heart of many a young fan, with its witty high-school themed humor and musical renditions of life as a teenager, student, and teacher. But in their recent GQ photo shoot, the cast of Glee ditches harmony for provocative photos, raising concerns for good darned parents everywhere.
Both the Glee cast and GQ have been forced to issue statements defending the shoot, after the PTC, the Parental Television Council (AKA June Cleavers in censorship robes) released a public proclamation bashing the mag’s choice to publish the Glee cast photos.
“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. Sadly, this is just the latest example of the overt sexualization of young girls in entertainment,” Tim Winter, PTC President proclaims from the safety of his squeaky clean website.
Sexualizing characters? Pedophilia? REALLY? Hey Tim, how many copies have you bought of GQ for your child? And what about you, Katie Couric?
In her typical too-sugary-for-evening-news kinda way, Katie let loose on the Glee cast and GQ with a verbal tsk-tsk of her own, saying the photos were “un-Glee-like,” and saying they didn’t match the “Glee gestalt.” Uh, just because you use the word “gestalt,” Katie, doesn’t mean I am willing to give you credit. The Talk (which is a show I learned existed about thirteen minutes ago and will probably dedicate even less time to its viewership) and The View also chimed in with their uber-mom attitudes of disapproval.
People, get a grip. The Glee cast is not made up of children. The photos are not intended to make the cast look like children. Nor are the GQ photos intended to be seen by children. If you disagree with any of those statements, you should be questioning your own morals, not those made by consenting adults.
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