We asked what U thought about Tuesday night's episode of Glee earlier, but here's what the Parents Television Council thought:
"From the beginning of the episode, it was pretty clear the gist of it was going to be that abstinence is off the table and we're going to make the celibacy club look like the nerds convention essentially. There was very little doubt — despite the sort of lip service the show gave to responsible sexual activity — that the gist of the show was lap dances with students is cool, the celibacy club is not, and when it's presented in that way, it really cheapens whatever discussion there is about consequence and responsibility."
So…they loved it? Ha!
They are actually calling the episode "appalling" and were not a fan of Gwyneth Paltrow's risque teaching techniques, saying:
"If you had a real-life instance of that, I think it's fair to say the teacher involved would no longer be a teacher, but somehow it's acceptable for a fictional teacher to do this. Again, this is a real problem. Real-world teachers don't lap dance with their students."
Dan Isett, the group's director of public policy, says the show is sending mixed messages, explaining:
"I'm sure if you were to talk to Fox or [creator] Ryan Murphy, they would say they're trying to present an honest portrayal, and that it makes it easier for kids to talk to their parents about these issues, and all of that is certainly commendable. But at the same time, the show is based on making sexual content look cool. That's why it's a popular show.”
It sure is! So popular that 11.96 million people tuned in to watch it!
Are these parents overreacting or did Glee cross the line Tuesday night?