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Surprise, Surprise! The PTC Has Issues With Glee's Sex Episode!

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Actually, we are a little surprised…

Surprised it took them this long to say anything! We've all known about this for weeks! Get on your game, people!

The Parents Television Council has released a statement his afternoon via the organizations president, stating their disgusted opinion of Glee's decision to air two sex-scenes during tonight's episode titled The First Time. Ironically, their taking issue with the scenes not because one couple is gay, but because of the ages of the characters. PTC president Tim Winter explains:

“The fact that Glee intends to not only broadcast, but celebrate children having sex is reprehensible. The gender of the high school characters involved is irrelevant. Teen sex is now more prevalent on TV than adult sex and Glee is only playing into that trend. Research proves that television is a teen sexual super peer that can, and likely will, influence a teen’s decision to become sexually active. Fox knows the show inherently attracts kids; celebrating teen sex constitutes gross recklessness … Few parents realize the creator of Glee [Ryan Murphy] also demonstrated his taste for the depths of depravity in creating [FX's] Nip/Tuck, a program in which no taboo was too extreme to violate. In fact, he stated publicly that his legacy may be to make possible a rear-entry scene on broadcast television. If past behavior is any indicator, parents can expect Glee to continue down this dangerous path.”

First of all, let's give Ryan Murphy and the FCC a little bit of credit here. No way are they going to let a "rear-entry scene" make it into the cut of this show. We are still talking about network primetime here. When (and we do say when) it happens, it will be on a show like Nip/Tuck or American Horror Story. Not because of the age of their characters mind you, but because cable is just that much more open to widening the gap of "acceptable" content these days.

Now, as to their first point about it being "reprehensible" to show teens having sex. What we find even more reprehensible is that groups like this want to keep kids in the dark about sex until it is much too late. The nice thing about Glee is that it reaches that core demographic on a level that is honest, real and above all, responsible. Have we all forgotten about Quinn and her teen pregnancy? Did we all forget how delicately and honestly that was handled (minus that one freaky, lamaze dance to It's A Man's Man's Man's World.) And these aren't just strangers hooking up. These are kids who are in love and from what we here, spend the majority of the episode seriously weighing their options before they go through with the deed.

So to PTC we say, back off! Watch the episode. Watch with your teen! Maybe you both will learn a little something. Maybe it will open a dialogue that your kid has been too afraid to ask you about. See this for the good thing that it could be.


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22 comments to “Surprise, Surprise! The PTC Has Issues With Glee's Sex Episode!”

  1. 1

    WHO GIVES A FUCK! if your child is too young to watch this kind of thing dont let them watch it. When i went to Glee Live there were a bunch of kids around the ages of 4-6. im like, why the hell are these kids even watching glee? its not a kids show!

  2. 2

    WHO THE FUCK CARES! if you think its bad odnt let ur kids watch it. when i went to Glee Live there were a bunch of kids there age 4-6. im like, why are u letitng ur kids watch this show! its not meant for kids that young.

  3. Uruha says – reply to this


    Glee characters have already had sex. These people are morons. Not even just Glee but every EVERY high school show has characters having sex, a lot. These people are crackheads.

  4. 4

    Who needs the sex in the show? It was better without it. Keep up the singing, dancing and entertaining, and stay out of the bedroom. You, too, Mr. Schue. Keep it clean - it WAS a good show for kids. Now, they shouldn't watch it. Who really wants their 14 or 15 year old trying sex because they thought it was acceptable and shown on TV.

  5. Uruha says – reply to this


    Re: Cassielyn – There's been sex in the show since the start.

  6. 6

    One of the many problems in the US. Those in control in the US decided the best way to save children from "sin" or sex is to hide it away like it is a filthy, horrible thing. When really sex should be talked about as an open topic, and a facet of every day life because thats what it is. Its not something to fear, because without it people wouldn't exist. Instead we have to teach youth about it and how to make smart, responsible choices within their sex lives

  7. 7

    You cant stop teens from having sex the best you can do is give them the sex talk, a pack of condoms, and birth control and hope their smart enough to use it. Re: Uruha – I KNOW! Puck and Rachel almost had sex, Puck and Santanna did, Finn Brittany and Santanna had a three way, and Britt and Santanna had sex so their kinda late

  8. 8

    Dude. Kids don't need to see this.

  9. 9

    It was a decent family show. This is a sleazy take-off of too many shows to even mention. Too bad. Most of the kids who are old enough for this content are already watching racier shows. It's the families watching together who will be making other choices.

  10. 10

    Oh look, the asshole brigade is at it again.

  11. 11

    tired of people expecting the nanny state to be their censor… if you don't think your children should watch, then take the responsibility as a parent and change the channel

  12. 12

    Ironically? I do not think it means what you think it means.

  13. 13

    WHY do they feel the need to air this shit? they ruined Trueblood with all their man on man shit. and now they're trying to ruin primetime television, its bullshit… :(

  14. 7tizz says – reply to this


    Glee does have a very young demographic with a high percentage of the viewers not in high school yet so one can argue that this might be inappropriate. On the other hand though, this demographic has little information about sex other than what their gym teacher teaches them or what they hear in the schoolyard. This is a good episode for children to watch with their parents to get a dialogue going.
    It's also lol worhty that Mario has chosen to voice his opinion on the matter seeing that he is not a parent or an educator so whatever he says is moot. He probably should've stopped after the quote - he has no clue what he's talking about.

  15. 15

    It was tastefully done but the fact is, I do get where they're coming from. Every single one of the girls in that room had had sex. The show is about lessons and you know it. Be kind to the outcast, the gays, be yourself. And now its ok to go ahead and get laid because every one else has AND because it'll make your acting realistic. I know a lot of teens are having sex, hell I was one. But its realistic to say that ONE might not be. And to maybe show that hey, maybe one in this group chose not to and that's ok too.

  16. 16

    It was well written. Coming from an Arts High School myself it's pretty accurate.
    But, I was a good girl. (waving).

  17. 17

    I wasn't looking forward to this episode. I thought it was tiring that pretty much every single character wasn't a virgin anymore, and that's not entirely accurate of high school life. It also doesn't send the greatest message that literally everyone is having sex (except for Rory, but his character isn't significant yet). Having that said, after watching the episode, I liked it a lot. I think they did it very tastefully and made sex between the characters be what it should be. The couples took it seriously and it was quite emotional.

  18. 18

    "Ironically, their taking issue with the scenes not because one couple is gay, but because of the ages of the characters. "
    maybe the reason you get so offended by everything is because ITS IN YOUR HEAD THAT EVERYONE IS HOMOPHOBIC, seriously, that's the first thing your mind went to when you found out they had a problem? i immediately thought "probably because it is a bunch of high schoolers" (which usually means they are under aged, and everyone knows that most high schoolers are naive and impulsive)

  19. 19

    Perez, you're a queer idiot

  20. 20

    Perez doesn't give a shit because he's not a parent and so desperately wants to be famous, in which case all of his "morals" will fly right out the window anyway.

    Well that's a joke because he doesn't really have any… But truly, young children watch Glee - they shouldn't be watching sex. And people wonder why Teenage STDs and pregnancy are so prevalent.

  21. 21

    Re: pie107 – You're right, you can't stop teens from having sex, BUT Hollywood doesn't need to glam it up and state "When you're in love, it's okay". Why isn't it okay just to wait…?

  22. 22

    I'm a little confused. Can you explain the details of a rear-entry, Perez?