Thursday, October 21, 2010

Are parents right to be angry over the sexy "Glee" GQ pictures?

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Wow, parents get so up in arms these days over the most random things. Not to mention, whoever is in the PTC must not be too bright. (I mean, I would think that MOST young teens don't even know what the hell GQ is. But now that the PTC decided to call even more attention to this magazine spread? I'm sure TONS of younger teens will see these pictures now.)

As a member the "target audience " of this show and a female, I know full well that the show is not and should not be considered a "family show" since some of it's content could be considered more appropriate for mature viewers.

I would have been appalled if such a spread were to appear in TeenVogue or something that actually targets young teens. GQ is a men's magazine (correct me if I'm wrong here since I don't read it), so having a bit more sexuality in their magazine is sort of expected. Labeling the spread as akin to pedophilia is overstepping a bit there. The actors in the shoot are well over 18 and are merely playing the part of high school teenagers. As the EIC stated, some parents need to learn to distinguish the difference between reality and fantasy.

That being said, I am a tad disappointed that the actors would objectify themselves so much (mostly just Michele & Agron). The positive messages they send out via their TV roles were demeaned when they allowed themselves to be styled in such wardrobe and poses. Being sexy doesn't have to mean showing more skin and posing provocatively. I know that the shoot was probably not their idea and they may have not even liked it, but I just wish these two ladies would have demonstrated that for other young women to see. We could use more positive role models in Hollywood today.

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