Lea Michele, Diana Agron, and Corey Montieth of “Glee” are featured on the cover of GQ’s November issue. The two women are rather scantily clad, but the cover is not really the source of controversy, it’s what’s inside.
Agron and Michele are featured in a sexy school girl spread that the Parents Television Council has deemed as “bordering on pedophilia” reports celebrity-gossip.net. Michele is actually photographed with her legs spread apart holding a lollypop while sitting on a locker room bench.
Though Michele hasn’t spoken out against the backlash surrounding the photoshoot, Agron has. Agron sort of apologizes for the photos but basically says that your eight-year-old children probably shouldn’t be reading GQ in the first place.
GQ is a Men’s Magazine so it is not surprising to see women objectified on the cover and in the pages. I admit the pictures are racy, but they are why the magazine sells. Perhaps, the stars of “Glee” were a poor choice for an issue.
While “Glee” has a teen demographic, it is not entirely tame. The show payed homage to Rocky Horror Picture Show, for Christ’s sake, a film that is completely centered on sex.
So your eight -year-olds are listening to Katy Perry, watching “Glee”, and reading Twilight they are definitely going to learn about sex and see some women in bikinis and tight fitting clothing.
In terms of the spread “bordering on pedophilia” I think that claim is a little overboard. The show is about high school so a photo shoot with a Britney Spears “Hit Me Baby One More Time” aesthetic does seem appropriate.
I don’t necessarily think the “Glee” stars owe any one an apology. After all, sex sells.