Parents Television Council blasts 'Glee' producers for racy 'GQ' cover
The Parents Television Council is outraged once again, this time over the producers of Glee allowing some stars of its hit show pose in GQ in "hyper-sexualized" photos that send the wrong message to kids. The message we think it's sending is hey, maybe you shouldn't let people who are almost 30 play teenagers on TV.
"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," PTC president Tim Winter said in a statement on the images, which include a cover of Cory Monteith getting pretty familiar with Dianna Agron and Lea Michele. "Sadly, this is just the latest example of the overt sexualization of young girls in entertainment." Please note that Agron and Michele are 24, and Monteith is a whopping 28.
"Many children who flocked to High School Musical have grown into Glee fans. They are now being treated to seductive, in-your-face poses of the underwear-clad female characters posing in front of school lockers, one of them opting for a full-frontal crotch shot," Winter continued. "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."
Well, he said it himself: The audience has grown. You should expect this kind of stuff. Besides, when was the last time you saw any teenager even remotely interested in the stuff GQ writes about? Oh, yeah, they slaver over $700 loafers and the chances of the Democrats losing control of the House in November.