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We cannot believe that this has become as big a deal as it is!

Now that the Parents Television Council has essentially lost their shiz over the recent Glee photoshoot for GQ for what they claim is bordering "on pedophilia," and "sexualizing the actresses who play high school-aged characters on 'Glee' in this way," the magazine's editor-in-chief Jim Nelson has responded, and he's - rightfully - pretty baffled!

He explains:

"The Parents Television Council must not be watching much TV these days and should learn to divide reality from fantasy. As often happens in Hollywood, these 'kids' are in their twenties. Cory Monteith is almost 30! I think they're old enough to do what they want."

Exactly! We don't get it.

They could have been photographed completely naked and it still would be okay, because they're ADULTS. And how is it a new concept for actors who play high school students on TV to be sexualized?

And finally, has the PTC actually WATCHED Glee? It gets away with some pretty racy shiz!

Just because the characters sing popular songs and dance around doesn't make it a kid's show, people! Time for a reality check!

What do U think?? Is the GQ controversy justified??

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110 comments to “GQ Editor-In-Chief Responds To Glee Photo Controversy!”

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  1. 1

    No offense really, but STFU parents council! Too bad no Puck though. Would have liked to see some of his hotness.



  2. 2

    First of all, why would KIDS be looking at GQ? It's not an appropriate magazine for children to begin with. Instead of blaming other people, why don't they point the finger at themselves. These parents need to learn to monitor what their kids read, listen and watch better. My parents did it, those parents can do it too.

    Second of all, the very little episodes of "Glee" that I have watched aren't necessarily children appropriate all the time, where's the complaints there?



  3. 3

    i don't give a shit what PTC thinks nor do I care that the GQ shot was done at all, however, both women look like $.02 whores and should be ashamed for representing women in such a way……..



  4. 4

    This is why you're not a parent perez (and probably shouldn't be one). Yes, they are actors, but they are portraying teens … sexualizing them in this way is dangerous because teens can get the wrong idea about what is appropriate for them and pedophiles can get riled up …

    Here's an example you'll understand, say a straight actor played a gay teen on television … then did a photoshoot glorifying the macabre. You might say that he was promoting gay teens to take dangerous measures and gravitate toward death. The counterargument that he was actually straight wouldn't cut it. It's a tenuous example, but take it for what it's worth, that actors, even if they are not actually their characters, have a responsibility.



  5. 5

    oh, so it´s ok to be overly sensitive about an electric car quote in a movie but not about this? it´s just as stupid and pointless! you drama queens need a reality check too!



  6. 6

    I know they are adults, but they are portraying teens in a school. I think it is wrong to hyper-sexualize the teen image. I am also aware that Glee has sexual content - but that sexual content is realistic to what one might find in a high school. This is just a sleazy representation or young girls as sex objects. And for those of you who say, 'kids don't read GQ', I don't either, but I have seen the photos - any 10 year old with a computer who is a fan of Glee will see these photos.



  7. 7

    GQ sucks, the Editor is a moron and those "actresses" are worthless whores.



  8. 8

    wow i actaully agree with perez….. they are adults even if they play students, there is nothing distastful about this at all, and might i add, nice ass



  9. 9

    This Jim Nelson character is a bit of an idiot, no? PTC complains that those actors PLAY high school students, not that they're that age themselves. I'm especially disappointed in Lea. She used to be such a positive role model for teenage girls, now she's just another *#9!%



  10. 10

    one question: If these are all grown ass people doing these porno shots..why are they dressed like children?



  11. 11

    ok, had to create an acct just to comment on this because although i agree with perez on how parents should monitor what their kids watch and how the actreeses here from glee are adults, there is a deeper issue here that is most troubling. anyone ever heard of sex trafficking?????? it is so REAL people! all around the world girls are used as sex slaves and an idea in the business is "the younger, the better." How sick are we to condone and say, "nothing is wrong" with the GQ images. These are grown women, portraying high school, virginal (lea michele's little white panties), in a high school setting, eating kiddie lollypops. AND….in a men's magazine. THAT my friends is the inappropriateness of these pics. How about the 13 year old girl in India who has grown ass men sweating all over her prepubescent body as much as 20 times a day. Ask her what she thinks of this shit! It's happening here in the states too. It is the same sick, pedophilic, idea of it being "ok" to present women in this way for men to fantasize about into reality. IT IS NOT FUCKIN OKAY!!!!!!



  12. 12

    It's not about the fact they are adults… it's the fact that they have fans, who are ages 7-80….but what is their demographic? It's young people. And the photos have 2 girls, who are amazingly talented, close to naked, in every picture, while almost 30 year old Cory is completely clothed the entire time. Is that what we want young people to think? Your talented, and the only way your going to be thought of as special is if your half naked…..I'm not mad at GQ, I'm very disappointed with the actors for not recognizing the young people who tune in to watch them. and I regardless if Glee was involved or aware, this season has been horrible…. the 1st season they had some "dirty" references, but covered it up with great plots and storyline (which Pixar and Disney do as well) but Season 2 has been HORRIBLE plot line wise and these tribute shows, they sounded great at first, but then it spun out of control and here we are with a HORRIBLE, disappointing Rocky Horror Picture Show tribute show. Any REAL high school wouldn't produce this play, for a reason, you either GO BIG OR GO HOME with Rocky Horror, don't you dare mess with "Sweet Transvestite" and oh but they have. Glee, go back to what you do best; GREAT plots, songs that GO with the plotline, and FUN. Thanks



  13. 13

    Has anyone explained to the Parents Televison Council that television is acting - you know make believe????
    Grow up!
    I bet their children even understand that concept.



  14. 14

    Man, if they have such a fucking problem with it, don't let your kids look at GQ! Its that simple. People are so damn sensitive about EVERYTHING these days! Get a sense of humour , shut the fuck up and move on with your life.



  15. 15

    oH YES and i must add that the underground prostitution/sex trafficking business is BOOMING and young beatiful virgins are in high demand.



  16. 16

    These girls are portraying children and advertising their show in this magazine as explicit as they did was in poor taste.

  17. Patzy says – reply to this


    17

    Do people have a problem with separating real life from acting? They are ACTING as teenagers on Glee, and they are modelling for GQ under a completely different context. If they decide to act on any other show or movie, would it be wrong for them to play adults?
    Also, Glee deals with sex issues, which is not suitable for children in any case. So whatever stupid parent on this council letting their 5-year old watch glee is the one with the real problem.



  18. 18

    How can you prevent your kids from looking at a magazine on a store shelf? real talk? Remember this show is rated TV-14! It's not the content of the show that people have an issue with, its using the "teen" characters to promote sex. Besides the photos arent censored because there is no nudity. All a kid has to do is type in Glee and these are the pictures that pop up. Parental controls dont stop that. Yes teens are already exposed to it, no that doesn't make it right to promote



  19. 19

    They can rationalize it all they want, their age, the fact that the show is not for children, whatever.

    It all boils down to the same ridiculous notion that unless teenage boys and old men are wacking off to your slutty picture..you aren't famous.
    I hate that that is the message that teen girls (that is who the show is aimed at) are getting.



  20. 20

    why is it hard to post under 20 comments within the 20 minutes they've been submitted??



  21. 21

    Re: rosebud99 – TEENS shouldn't be reading GQ to begin with. The magazine is for adults, NOT teens.



  22. 22

    I understand that they are really in their lates 20s, however, the GQ magazine is portraying them with their Glee castmates, wearing highschool inspired clothes. I feel like they crossed the line with this. If each of these "kids" decided to do a sexy shoot on their own, that would be different, but to put them with their Glee buddies gives off the highschool vibe.

    We are sending really mixed messages with this.



  23. 23

    The only controversy I see is why did the women dress in bra and panties and the guy doesn't so much as take his shirt off or even roll up his sleeves. Objectification is a two way street.
    Actors have ZERO obligation to "be a role model" to your children. If a child is looking to an actor on TV or a model in a magazine to be their role model of how to live; then their is definitely something wrong in your home that they aren't looking at their parents as role models.
    Actors are human beings. Human beings are a sexual being. Without sex there wouldn't be more human beings. Deal With it.
    Pedophiles? Really? A series of pictures in GQ is not going to make someone a pedophile. A pedophile can jack off to pics from a Gap Baby catalog. The pics are clearly trying to be GQ's idea of how to reach out to the straight high school/college boy that reads Maxim.
    What's sad is that GQ doesn't know that straight boys don't read GQ and they don't watch Glee.



  24. 24

    I'm a very liberal minded person but I have to say I think the photo shoot is inappropriate. I don't think it's setting a wrong example for children but it's so a pedophile's dream come true. I'm not sure a high school location and clothing is best for such a sexual shoot. I'm mean to me it's almost giving permission to find high school girls desirable and mature sexually. Yes I'm not stupid to think they're not sexual already without this shoot I just feel it gives grown men permission to perve over them.



  25. 25

    This is what happens when parents stop taking responsibility for their children's actions. A TV show should not be responsible for instilling values into your children. It's sickening how much political correctness is constantly shoved down our throats. I fear that future generations will grow up with an inability to properly discern for themselves what they believe is right and wrong without first consulting pop culture and not their moral back bone as a litmus test. How tragic.



  26. 26

    I've watched it a few times and never saw those kids sucking on lollipops in their underwear. And fine, the actors are old enough to pose provocatively, but why the high school pedophilia theme photoshoots, hmmmmmm?

  27. Wren says – reply to this


    27

    Re: rosebud99

    Exactly! You don't need to read GQ to see the pics. They are plastered all over the web! Gossip sites galore, and even news sites. Hell, all I had to do was google Diane Agron's name and an article with one of the pictures of Lea with a lollipop showed up. Any kid with a computer can see these….the argument that kids don't read GQ is not valid!



  28. 28

    GQ is on the internet! GQ can be googled, and those photos will show up. Kids can Google their favorite character on Glee and THESE photos will pop up. It's not about the magazine.. it's the idea that kids have more then ONE way to get ahold of these photos. Google Cheerleading…. I dare you.



  29. 29

    It's true! They are in their twenties and it's a mens magazine, not a childrens magazine. On top of that Glee isn't a kids show!



  30. 30

    when a 24 year old girl spreads her legs it isnt pedophilia–its erotica



  31. 31

    Everyone has a great point on here. ;) I believe that the PTC had every right to make this a big deal because, as most of you guys said, these are adults protraying high school girls. The parents feel like the GQ spread will give kids the wrong idea. Now, like some of you said, why would a kid look at GQ? Several reasons. How did it get to him/her? Several ways.

    I honestly think that the GQ shoot could've been a better theme than these "actresses" portraying high school students and that the parents need to be better on seeing what their kids are looking at. Yes, they(the ladies) are adults but read between the lines…why would an adult want to dress up as a high school student in sexy "attire"? Yet, why would a child have a copy of this mess? Put two and two and you get "brainwashing people(from the target age group to the unexpected group) to be like this (if they see their idol) or pedos to think high school girls are really 'hot' because of this". Both PTC and GQ need to correct what is "wrong" on their behalves. :)



  32. 32

    Re: hangook – Obviously, you don't have to read the magazine to see the photos.



  33. 33

    Also: someone like Taylor Momsen, on the cover of the Naked Gun…. isn't controversial because she has set herself off as a prissy whore, she also happens to be on a show about prissy whores. The cast of Glee pretend to NOT be prissy sluts, and the show is NOT about prissy whores. This season has become a monster, that 7-18 year old happened to have created… I think they know how big they are, and they sure are running with it, I just can't wait till their GIANT heads get to big and the show falls apart ( well that may be already happening :) )



  34. 34

    Yes…they have the right to do this photo shoot, but that doesn't mean they should have. The girls DO look CHEAP.. and ladies stop and THINK right now. EVERYTHING you do - - you need to really think, is this YOU? Don't be pressured to take pictures that make you look like sluts.. which you did.. and the reality is millions of young girls are watching EVERYTHING YOU DO.. and now you're just like the other girls in Hollywood.. I hope the Glee girls stop and really think about what they're doing cause right now you're on the path to losing your credibility……



  35. 35

    If Cory is shirtless in it, I might buy GQ myself!!! :P



  36. 36

    Any responsible parent would be monitoring their children's TV viewing habits. This show clearly has mature themes, therefore, children should not be watching this show. I feel 16yo would be reasonable. By then, they're already doing most of stuff on the show anyway.



  37. 37

    The members of Parents Television Council all need good old-fashioned fuckings.



  38. 38

    Re: dirty south – and don't forget, why are they posing as their underage characters in a high school setting? all that they are saying is that maybe, just maybe they should not have posed as their underage teenage charecters in a high school setting. go ahead and pose as adults in an adult background setting. So Perez if this is OK with you, then you would not mind at all if they where to pose sexing it up as babies in cribs? I guess that would be OK with you too since they are adults and they should be able to pose anyway they like…



  39. 39

    Whahaha, this is ridiculous! I wonder who the people behind this parent council are!! Get a life people!! And stop being jealous of people that actually have one!



  40. 40

    i really don't see what the big deal is! dianna and lea are both 24, and cory is 28…they're old enough to do whatever they want, and if that includes posing for a somewhat racy photoshoot, so be it. yes, they play high school characters, but i think most people can seperate them from their characters. for all the parents who are freaking out, i think they are being a little ridiculous…they shouldn't be letting their kids read or look at GQ anyways! and anyways, glee isn't always the most innocent of shows. it was never meant for younger kids to watch and any parent who is letting their child watch the show has to be prepared for anything that might happen on or off the show in regards to the characters and actors who portray them.



  41. 41

    The Parents Television Council is not complaining that this is a bad example for young teens to be looking at, they're saying it's a bad thing for adult men to be looking at. Like the previous comment that has been said, there are underage girls being forced to pose in stuff like this, that old pervert men buy, but don't worry, they can also just buy GQ and look at young looking women who are posing in high school environments, so it can still be legal. good job GQ.



  42. 42

    It's not about the kids looking at this! It's about old pervert men who like to look at pictures of women who portray underage girls in highschool backdrops! That's one step away from looking at actual underage girls in highschool backdrops! we don't need to encourage these kind of men!!!!!!

  43. sanaa says – reply to this


    43

    IF I were Cory I would be PISSED, in the most AGEIST industry to be called out as ALMOST THIRTY is not kind, plus to be precise he is 28 and a half. That is rude. Ive only ever seen this show once LOL. the madonna episode i think it's tacky. the photo shoot is TOTALLY INAPROPRIATE AND TACKY.



  44. 44

    So James Winter, the President of the Parents Television Council, thinks that this GQ photoshoot involving twenty-something actors is "borderline pedophilia"? Well, I think he is bordeiline.. borderline…



  45. 45

    I think this is wrong for many reasons. 1) Why the hell would grown men want to look at half naked girls that look like and portray teenagers? 2) I'm sure pedophiles are loving the material and using it to satisfy themselves. It's been a great couple weeks of people banding together to fight homosexual bashing and bullying, now try being a survivor of a child sex abuser. I'd like to see people put more sensitivity towards that. The idea that children and teenagers can be used as sexual objects comes from images like this, and I would go as far as to say that images like this are partially responsible for child sexual exploitation. GQ should remove it immediately.



  46. 46

    why the fuck would their innocent little virgin children be looking at gq? grow up and find something else to bitch about.

  47. Laury says – reply to this


    47

    Children shouldn't even read GQ to begin with, so what's the big deal? It's not like the cast of Glee was acting and dressing all slutty on the show. Geez, get the sticks out of your asses, Parents Council.



  48. 48

    i looked at all the pictures and didn't find any of them to be offensive. i have to agree with perez on this one-they are in their mid to late 20s. yes, they may portray teens in the show and no i am not a parent. also, the more negative attention the parent's council is giving this, more people are going to check out the pictures and form their own opinion.



  49. 49

    Whatever PTC stfu- what you guys should really be taking notice of is the fact that the two female actors are basically posing in their underwear when the male actors remained fully clothed. Talk about objectification of women. I'm all about women being in touch with their sexual side but it seems a bit biased to me that the boys didn't as so much as have their shirts off while Lea Michelle is there posing like she's in soft-core playboy in her panties.



  50. 50

    yes it is. This is sexualizing high school girls. Yes the women are over 20 but this is fantasizing high school girls for men/women who don't have a firm grip on the line between right and wrong. (There was a blow up about Brit's Hit Me Baby One More Time.) This is perpetuating a stereo type. No kids don't look at GQ but pedophiles do. You can't say fine to this, and then raise your eyebrows at a 42 yr old woman marrying her son's 14 yr old friend. (This happened in ATL, complete with baby)



  51. 51

    so if they act in a tv show that means they can't ever do anything that a 17 year old girl wouldn't do? stfu people, they have lives outside of fucking Glee. Why the hell do "little kids" have GQ anyways.
    people blow up over the stupidest shit. who cares wtf they do outside of the show.



  52. 52

    why is sexualizing high school girls a new thing? these people are in their twenties, and posing them in a high school is not pedophilia.
    i think these pictures are not overtly sexual either, they're tastefully done in my opinion, compared to other magazines. magazines such as penthouse just had a school girl booklet with their last issue of women wearing school girl outfits. the "sexual school girl" look is not a new thing, it's a fantasy. as long as the girls aren't minors, it's fine. get over it.
    glee may have young fans, but why would kids even be allowed to buy this magazine (which is for adults)? maybe the parents should take a look at themselves and it's the parents job to shield children from adult things until they are of age, not the rest of the world. why not complain about rap songs which are completely objectifying women? any child can listen to degrading rap songs if they know how to use a computer



  53. 53

    It's official ladies: Your talent and hard work mean nothing. Powerful people in our culture (like editors of major magazines) will never stop thrusting their little wands at you and screaming "PORNOGRAFY!" POOF! Everything magically goes back to how effable you are. That's all that matters to the troglodytes who run the show.



  54. 54

    THE ACTORS ARE ALL OF AGE. GQ IS A MEN'S MAGAZINE, NOT A CHILDREN'S MAGAZINE. THEREFORE THE SEXUAL CONTENT IS APPROPRIATE IN CONTEXT. IF PARENTS DON'T WANT THEIR KIDS TO BE EXPOSED TO ADULT SEXUAL CONTENT, THEN THEY NEED TO TALK TO THEIR KIDS ABOUT WHY THEY SHOULDN'T BE LOOKING AT THAT STUFF, AND MONITOR WHAT THEY WATCH.



  55. 55

    All controversy aside, those pictures of Lea Michelle could not be less sexy.



  56. 56

    P.S I just looked at both pictures why, might I ask are they posing with HIGHSCHOOL back drops as their setting? That proves the PTC's point, that they're sexalizing teen agers. They play highscool character, one is posed as a sexy cheerleader and the other is running around nearly starkers in her undies, sticking out her butt and sucking on a lollipop while going into her locker. It is borderline pedophilic because this is what the legal pedophile themed websites do. They get women who look extremely young but are over the age of 18 and they use them to completely sexalize young girls. This is disgusting, I'm very disappointed in the Glee females. Since they're so old they should have been more mature and put their foot down about posing like this. Not to mention the fact that the Glee boys' shoot wasn't anything like this.



  57. 57

    P.S. For those of you saying 'kids don't read GQ and parents should take responsibility' I don't read GQ, I've never held a GQ mag in my hand and yet here I am looking at the pictures.



  58. 58

    it was so wrong

  59. Brtt says – reply to this


    59

    Sorry, but these photos aren't going to turn GQ readers into pedophiles, and if pedophiles or "old perverted men" are looking for jackoff material, as one poster stated, they'll most likely look elsewhere for it. It's also safe to say that a good portion of GQ readers are gay and could care less how these WOMEN are dressed. It's not that serious; this "scandal" will blow over quickly as most scandals do, and people will be pissed off at something else entirely unrelated next week.



  60. 60

    Why would kids be looking at GQ and why would "kids" be watching Glee….I don't think these "parents" have ever watched this show. I'm sorry but the show is for 16 year olds at the very youngest.



  61. 61

    the ptc really has a lot of time on their hands dont they??? anywho that bitch is ugly so she shouldn't be posing in her skivies anyway!



  62. 62

    god you people that say there portraying teens so they shouldn't be aloud to do it or so stupid.. i mean that show isn't really for kids anyway and they are old enough to do whatever.. and HELLO?? why the fuck would kids be looking at a GQ magazine for that matter? these parents need to do their fucking job and watch their damn kids..i have a kid and i wouldn't be blaming people on tv for what im letting my kid watch -_-.. people there are worse things then glee on tv my god and they did this in a magazine that's not meant for kids anyway..stop placing responsibility on actors it's the parents job FINAL.. geez bunch of nuns you shoould be more concerned about a actual teenager doing it then a bunch of 20 yr olds..



  63. 63

    The PTC has no idea what they are talking about. Although they play teenagers on Glee, in real life they are over 18 years old, and as said before, corey is almost 30! there is no way that these pictures are bordering on pedophilia, because pedophiles usually go after kids under the age of 12. yes, both this photo shoot and the show are sexualized, but that's how it has always been, and the show is most definitely NOT for kids anyways! If their kids are watching this show, it's their own fault and they shouldn't put the blame on this magazine.



  64. 64

    And they wonder what eggs on the middle aged guys with kids to go onto the internet and try to fuck a 14 year old……. The actors are old so the pics are fine from that side. However they also depict a level of maturity in high school students that allows weak willed pedophiles to give themselves a point of rationalization for follow through. Tough nut to crack there.



  65. 65

    The problem isn't the racy pictures. The problem is you have them portraying teenagers at lockers like children holding a sucker. They aren't acting or dress up like adults of their age. They are playing a role that is provocative and portraying a teen/child sexual image. If they want to do an adult shoot….who cares, but this one crossed the line. You only have to look at the lockers, candy and school clothes to know and see that.



  66. 66

    The great thing about Glee is that it was the opposite of Gossip Girl and 90210. Show is a champion for the kids that do not fit in. Accepting who you are no matter what you look like. Now with this shoot it discredits the show's message, which was, you may not be hot, you don't have to be. As long as you have sass, smarts and talent. Now with this photo shoot it is saying, we actually don't care. The all important is how hot and how slutty you can be.



  67. 67

    They're old enough to pose like that. They probably shouldn't have had a photo shoot in a high school, but it's too late to change scenery now. Kids don't even look at GQ. *shrug*



  68. 68

    It crossed the line with the crotch shot - does Lea suffer from lack of self confidence? Seriously what gives? Just because you can does not mean you should. It is so blantly obvious that the producers of the show in order to shed the appearance of losers decided over a glass of wine to hype it up as whoo hoo sexual…guess what it does not work as it appears as a DESPARATE attempt and if you have any sparks in your brain one can smell desparato a mile away…..good try.



  69. 69

    PS it is also highly suspected that many of the comments being posted in favor of poor taste are in fact associated to either the show or magazine - pathetic and you should get used to the fact that youth today are a lot smarter consumer then you could imagine so go back to the holes you crawled out of and perhaps you will get your severance packages served on a silver platter.



  70. 70

    Totally justified!



  71. 71

    The real issue is GQ has sexualized teen images for their middle-aged men readers. Now THAT'S creepy.



  72. 72

    These photos encourage pedophile behavior? How so? As if the men looking at these photos weren't pedophiles before this photoshoot, these photos made them become one? GQ readers are able to distinguish between fantasy and reality, pornography & risque, and so are a lot of teens who see this. Think about some of the stuff you balked at when you were a teen that your parents tried to prevent you from seeing. You didn't think it was all that bad. It's the parents who do, and rightly so; your prospective changes when you have children. It's their job to be protective over what their kids see, but not EVERYTHING kids see is going to harm them.



  73. 73

    Re: Cha_Cha_the famousI think you get the real issue and others don't, you made a great point. I think it is tasteless to do sexy photos posing as a teen. That's my opinion and everyone has the right to their opinion and so do these parents. No one will take this off the shelves, I don't think they should but I do think it's a valid point that they are discrediting the message of their show and that is sad. If the cast wants to do sexy photos they can certainly do it out of character as themselves. No I am not a prude at all but I do think they were classless and tasteless in using the whole underage sexy school girl route. They may be in their 20's but they are portraying themselves as their teen characters instead of posing as a 24 yr old actor and I think their are degrading what their characters are supposed to stand for.



  74. 74

    I think that when the PTC makes a big deal out of stuff like this, it brings it into the public eye even more, making the pictures even more accessible to children. So if they keep their mouths shut and stop making things a big deal, kids will never even know that the photo shoot exists, because as hangook has already stated, kids shouldn't/don't even look at GQ.



  75. 75

    TOTALY MISSING THE POINT…
    WE GET I,T SEX SELLS AND IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY PEOPLE NOT ONLY SELL SEX THEY SELL THEY'RE SOULS..
    It's disturbing to advertise people dressed up like a bunch of HIGH SCHOOL kids only to have them turn around and act like they are in PLAYBOY… Eventually we will comprehend that your not trying to grab the youth's attention but ANYONE that will watch and make you the money, which is fine people will do whatever they can to roll in the dough BUT
    KARMA IS A BITCH…..



  76. 76

    The actors may be in their 20s but their characters are in high school and that's how the young teens are perceiving them. I don't understand what this picture actually has to do with the show. It seems to me that this is just a publicity stunt to stir up the parents' council for free publicity.



  77. 77

    Re: Wren – Well, kids can google porn just as easily. The magazine is not responsible for the fact that these pics 'show up everywhere'. GQ has a target audience which doesn't include children. It's a high school shoot because it's a shoot of actors that we know from Glee, which is set at a high school. Tough titties. It's not 'pornography', it's not 'pedophilia', it's people, and adults at that, posing in a way we've seen before in a setting that we've seen before. In other words, there's nothing new about it. Screaming murder will only cause these pics to pop up on the internet more.



  78. 78

    Boring, this was fresh like over a decade ago when Brit Brit did it!



  79. 79

    Re: Wren
    Well, these adult actors are playing sexually curious and/or sexually active teenagers as well, the part about their characters that everyone is forgetting to mention, so the whole they're playing teenagers argument is invalid as well.



  80. 80

    Re: natordonantes – I totally completely 100 percent agree and I wrote my essay on the other girls pictures. I just really can't believe that there are some sick sickos who really do think this is ok, I mean wow imagine how these girls felt being shot like this. They can't say it was wonderful having perverted old men taking pictures of them in their bikini briefs as much as they think they're doing it for the money or that these insecure stars feel they need the attention. I am pretty damn sure they will regret this photoshoot for the rest of their lives.



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    Re: SugarSpunSister – Exactly!



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    I think the lollipop might be overkill, but it's like a car wreck I can't stop looking at it—or hating myself for doing it HA!



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    Anyone who is against this photoshoot has not watched Glee. Glee is full of sex and PG storylines. Hello - losing their virginity, girl on girl. If you have a problem with this then YOUR KIDS SHOULDN'T BE WATCHING GLEE. Be a fucking parent and protect your children, don't blame the rest of the world for your shitty parenting skills.



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    Re: WigGuy – Yeah right like anyone in their right mind actually gets to live the perfect life of looking up to their parents and ONLY! LOL Yeah, everyone, my dad is my hero! So is my mother. Honestly everything in society plays a part in the influences that are naturally going to effect our lives in one way positive or negative. There is absolutely nothing you can do about that, but we can prevent gross, disturbing, perverted images like this from happening again. This photoshoot is morally wrong on so many levels but obviously most males think with their dick so that's why we see shit like this. And say it's ok all day It's not ok! Facking pervs!!! Most males don't want any limits to their sexual fantasies. See where this stems from? LOL barf! sick gross! Everytime I dissect this thing in my mind and put it into words it's just sickening.



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    Cory Monteith is almost 30 years old? didn't know he was that old…



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    Re: Moogle80 – Yeah, you do have the right to spin it however you would like to, so you can feel better about yourself at the end of the day, or after you use these pictures for something else.

    But we both know the truth.



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    Re: April 20th – i agree.. reminds me of a porno tape cover.. you cant just say 'o kids dont buy it' … both these sluts should know better



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    Re: JAK725

    Then why the fuck are they acting and dressing like teens? I depise Lea, the bitch is NOT sexy, and the photos are not sexy! Halle Berry would never do such a lame unsexy shot!



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    You know Glee isn't exactly a kids show. It deals with adult situations, just like a regular high school does. Fans of Glee who actually read GQ are not going to be the young fans. This is just a bunch of bullshit.



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    Re: siiiiick

    Only in America would "Glee" be considered racy. Bitch, please!



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    The PTC have been against this show since season 1, calling it inappropriate for teens, un-Christian, etc. What they don't get is the show is an over-the-top depiction of high school life and of some of the trials and tribulations that go along with being in high school. Every single stereotype from the jock to the cheerleader to the black girl to the gay kid to the nerd to the goth to the Asian student to the school bully is parodied. The same could be said for the pics in GQ. Anyone who thinks teen kids are going to believe this show or these pics are real-life depictions of high school or high school teens is pretty much delusional him- or herself. Give some of your teen kids some credit; they know better.



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    sleaze fest
    its pandering to the pedo fantasty
    they are portraying high school students
    and lea must have no self esteem if she thinks she has to spread her legs and be a sex object to be famous
    perpetuating sexism

  93. jami6 says – reply to this


    93

    Finally someone else has seen the light and realized that these people are ACTORS and are pretty old, way past the "tender" age of 18.

    And honestly what parent is letting their child buy a GQ mag? The parents council should have nothing to say unless it was little miss piggy showing her goodies in her underwear.



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    I agree that the actors/GQ aren't "in the wrong" with this shoot but…
    To the people that are stating "GQ is not a children's magazine…"
    True. Children and teens make up a majority of this show's audience, and these pictures are everywhere, like this blog for example, as well as other magazines and tv news/gossip programs covering the shoot…
    So I think this is where the parents should step in: unless you monitor your children's activities 24/7, if they do view the photos at one point or another, parents should explain the situation as they see fit ( that they are adults, children shouldn't dress like that yadda, yadda ,yadda..). End of story.



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    GQ stands for Gentlemen's Quarterly, why are parents letting their 8 year olds reading GQ?



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    They were in GQ magazine…. I would question the parents of any kids that find those photos!



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    The concern isn't about children seeing the pictures, but about feeding grown mens fantasies about sexy high school kids. If the actors are portraying their characters in such a way, then they are libel for prosecution under current child porn laws where even pretending to be underage when one is not constitutes a violation. However if they were not portraying their TV teenage characters, but rather themselves dressed in such a way, there's nothing legal that can be done.

  98. @v@ says – reply to this


    98

    Yes, I think it's justified due to the nature of Glee's audience. It's the soft pornification of America, and it's the junior and high school kids who really love this show along with the bit older. This was perhaps not a very tasteful or wise move considering the role she plays even though older adults can differentiate.
    Kids are monkey see, monkey do. Her poses don't shout role model, unless your name is Hugh Hefner.



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    First of all many parents or kids would have even known about it if the pictures were not flashed all over Every channel every ten minutes. Every news chanel every up and coming on the news show this shouldn't be discussion on world news tonight anyhow. But it is. I'm offended by having to look at it, its endirsing Kiddy Porn. If they are posing as 24 and 30 year olds then take pictures appropriate with your age not in my daughters locker room sucking lollypops in panties and knee socks with pig tails!!!!



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    Kids are exposed to more than this in storefront ads in shopping malls. If a kid wants to see something he or she is told they're not allowed to see, he or she's going to find a way to see it. There's wasn't an R-rated movie that you couldn't keep from me when I was growing up. People just need to distinguish between what they see and its intent. A lot of kids watch Glee, but the show is really not intended for them (hence the PG-14 rating). These photos may be a little racy, but they also weren't intended for kids to see, nor were they intended to be labeled pornographic, as some people are calling them. Sure some guys (and women if you swing that way) may find these photos sexually arousing (but they're probably the type to be aroused by anything anyway), but some of us can look at them and see them as tongue-in-cheek or campy, going along with the spirit of the show. Everyone knows that these are adults; they don't even really look like kids.
    The outrage of these photos also depicts a double standard. If it were Puck or Finn appearing shirtless and in just their underwear in a suggestive pose in the exact same setting, there probably wouldn't have been much of an uproar. The least they could have done was shown some skin on Corey.

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