October 20th, 2010
05:19 PM ET
The Parents Television Council is disturbed by the GQ photo shoot featuring three of the show's stars.
In a statement released on Wednesday, the PTC “denounced the makers of the TV show 'Glee' for a hyper-sexualized GQ photo shoot that will be featured in the November issue.”
President of the PTC Tim Winter found it “disturbing that GQ, which is explicitly written for adult men, is sexualizing the actresses who play high school-aged characters on ‘Glee’ in this way,” and thought “[i]t borders on pedophilia.”
Winter went on to say that the same audience that loved “High School Musical” is also enjoying “Glee,” and “are now being treated to seductive, in-your-face poses of the underwear-clad female characters posing in front of school lockers, one of them opting for a full-frontal crotch shot.”
By giving the okay for the shoot, “the creators of the program have established their intentions on the show’s direction. And it isn’t good for families.”
Fox, the network that airs the hit musical comedy, declined to comment, and GQ's Editor-in-Chief, Jim Nelson, thinks perhaps the PTC just doesn't know the difference between the actors and who they portray on TV.
"The Parents Television Council must not be watching much TV these days and should learn to divide reality from fantasy,” Nelson said in a statement. “As often happens in Hollywood, these ‘kids’ are in their twenties. Cory Monteith's almost 30! I think they're old enough to do what they want.”
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