Dianna Agron became the first of the Glee Cast to apologize in the mess created by the recent photos taken of Glee cast members, appearing on the cover of GQ Magazine. When the cover hit news stands, an uproar by the Parents Television Council, or PTC, raised eyebrows when they said the photo bordered on Pedophilia.
"In the land of Madonna, Britney, Miley, Gossip Girl, other public figures and shows that have pushed the envelope and challenged the levels of comfort in their viewers and fans â€¦ we are not the first. Now, in perpetuating the type of images that evoke these kind of emotions, I am sorry. If you are hurt or these photos make you uncomfortable, it was never our intention," Argon said according to Babble.com, a parenting magazine.
Its not surprising that one of the actors in the magazine spread apologized. What is troubling, is why any of them should have to. Glee is not a "Children's" show. It's about older teens in high school, and the problems surrounding them. For any parent out there that thinks their young child should be up atÂ that time of night, watching a show that is clearly meant for older teens and adults, we have to ask why?
GQ is not a childrens magazine, and the chances that a kid is going to be looking in the magazine section, containing this issue, are generally slim since GQ is put on the upper shelves of magazine racks. Teen magazines are generally on the lower shelf, or in an entirely different section. Depending on where you are shopping, GQ could even be found perhaps near the "adult" magazines. Clearly not a place anyone under the age of 18 should be looking.
Why should Dianna Argon, or anyone associated with the GQ photos, have to apologize? They shouldn't, and while we commend Argon for coming forward in the interest of fans of Glee, and to smooth the waters with the PTC, it is disappointing to see that any of them have taken this with more than a grain of salt.
If the PTC thinks the GQ cover is bad, wait till they get a load of the Rocky Horror Episode next Tuesday. A full clip of the Time Warp can be seen below. Glee can be seen on Fox Tuesdays at 9:00 PM ET.
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