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A Very Important Episode Of Glee Is On Its Way.

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This is truly touching news.

In response to the recent string of gay teens who have committed suicide over the past few weeks, the smash series Glee plans to bring awareness to the issue by focusing an entire episode on bullying!

And it seems that a majority of the cast is thrilled to use the show as a platform to promote tolerance and equality!

Matthew Morrison reveals:

"[Show creator] Ryan [Murphy] wants to do an episode about it, which I think is very smart of him. As a cast I don't know much we can do. That's why I think an episode would be great… Ryan is very current with staying on the times, so I think it would be this season if it were to happen."

Heather Morris continues:

"I just found out today about the episode, and I think that's amazing. I just saw the tragedies on the news the other night. I think people need to be aware of what the internet is doing for so many people. Yeah it's good, but people are putting up other people's private movies? It's disgusting."

Says Kevin McHale:

"It's sad that it's taken these past few weeks and horrible tragedies to really let people know what's going on. I think being in our position and Ryan taking that on is great. Hopefully we can move the general public and let the kids and the parents watching the show know that everybody deserves to be loved."

And Jessalyn Gilsig closes with:

"What's unique about Glee is we have this audience of kids and adults. Just as it's important to send this message to the kids about bullying and the effect it can have, we have to send it to the parents. We have to send it to the teachers. It's the adults who have to start taking responsibility and managing this behavior and educating youth on acceptance, empathy, and compassion. In a sense, I can't even demonize the children as much as I do the families that need to know. Parents and the administration need to take responsibility."

Wonderful! And completely true!

We're very excited to hear that Murphy and the Glee crew are taking these tragedies so seriously! We think a lot of good will come from this!

Thank you guys for taking a stand! We're sure there are a lot of lonely and confused young people out there who will be eternally grateful for your compassion!

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19 comments to “A Very Important Episode Of Glee Is On Its Way.”



  1. 1

    I just wish this show would go away.



  2. 2

    Maybe Perez will learn something from this considering he's nothing but a bully.



  3. 3

    Re: tiggerchick5

    I agree and take Perez with them.



  4. 4

    Perez:
    For one who is so proud of everyone taking a stand against bullying, you sure do say a lot of harsh, unnecessary things about people (some you may not even know) for the whole world to see. You are the biggest bully in Hollywood! Maybe you are the one who needs to take a stand and set a good example for our youth. If you can't say anything nice, don't say it at all!



  5. 5

    ALL of you have shit to say about perez & that you can't stand him etc. however , your still on his website & seeinq what he has to say day to day. YU LOVE TO HATE HIM ! Perez doesnt give a fck whatchu have to say about him b/c at the end of the day he's still makinq money !



  6. 6

    Perez:
    For someone who is so proud of everyone taking a stand against bullying, you sure do a lot of it on this site of yours. Maybe you should jump on the bandwagon as well, and set an example for our youth. What you do on this site is the definition of bullying, you say some very harsh things on this site about innocent celebrities. I understand making fun of people in a humorous way keeps people coming back to this site, but teens who read this site get the impression it is "cool" to be mean and make fun of people and it isn't. Bullying is a huge problem in our society today, and you too can make a difference.
    If you can't say anything nice, then don't say it at all.



  7. 7

    Big YAY to Glee!!! If you feel different or scared, please hang on, because IT GETS BETTER!!! I promise. Heidi Ferrer from www.GirltoMom.com



  8. 8

    Your as much a bully, too, Perez. Trash talking is a major factor in being a bully. Try setting an example, like Glee people will be doing, and clean up your act.

  9. S-Neh says – reply to this


    9

    Perez is not a bully! You think celebrities read this stuff and get upset by it? Lots of magazines out there are much worse because they make this stuff sound real. People read Perez to get the latest updates presented in a humorous manner. Why are you on his site, reading the latest blogs, and then turning around and saying he is the bully. Your the one reading it!!! You're asked to comment on the article, not on the author.

    In relation to the ACTUAL ISSUE…. I think Glee is doing a great job. It's a great way to reach out to people and allow people to become aware of their surroundings. Especially those narrow minded people who think that turning a blind eye to the situation will make everything better. You never know who this could happen to, and how many people can gain confidence to go and talk to someone if they are having problems or bullying encounters.

    Keep blogging Perez!!



  10. 10

    i would rather watch my grandma knit for 20 hours than watch glee.not that theres anything wrong with it.



  11. 11

    it's a good idea and glee will rock that

    however, I doubt it'll have any effect, since the ppl watching glee usually are already being tolerant and see and understand the effects of bullying (I guess often being victims themselves)
    the actual bullies wont likely watch glee and think "hey that's what I do.. damn I'm gonna stop immediately, dude!"
    it's horrible, but those guys are psychological wrecks and need to come clean with themselves first!



  12. 12

    Geez this is turning into the Advocate. Why don't you write for them? Glee is on every page with two videos of gay teen suicide.



  13. 13

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  14. 14

    Bravo!
    This will be television at it's best!



  15. 15

    It's not the first show to approach this subject and won't be the last. Things aren't going to change until parent's get more involved and teach their kids about right and wrong!! Kids are being bullied because their parents haven't taught them that it's wrong. Schools are ignoring the problems and worried more about test scores then they are about the kids welfare!



  16. 16

    Re: kea718 – Exactly!!!! Thank you for saying this. YOU PEREZ are a bully!!!!!!!!



  17. 17

    They need to put Vanessa Hudgens on Glee and have her show the world what it was like to be cyber bullied. She took pictures that were meant to be private and they ended up on the internet and people like Dane Cook made fun of her as well as Ryan Crest, E News etc. etc. Kids today need to know not to sext each other and not to bully each other. Glee would be a great platform for both these issues.



  18. 18

    GLEE IS AMAZING & WILL NEVER GO AWAY HATERS STOP HATING!!!



  19. 19

    First let me start by saying my thoughts and prayers go out to all families who have lost a memeber to suicide due to bullying. All types of bullying….. why is it until now not a celebrity was speaking against bullying until the recent events. What about bullying of hetro kids. For years this has been perpetuating in schools and only now it is making headlines. I totally agree that something needs to be done. But not just for glbt's……. there are far more arenas for bullying than just one. Let's talk about ALL bullying!!!!!!