Lea Michele, Jenna Ushkowitz & More React To ‘Glee’s’ Shooting Episode

Fri, April 12, 2013 10:49am EST by 3 Comments
Glee Shooting Star
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While parents of Sandy Hook are lashing out at ‘Glee’ for producing a school shooting episode, cast members are praising it. Whose side are you on?

Lea Michele, Jenna Ushkowitz and Jacob Artist have all opened up and said how “proud” they are of Glee’s school shooting episode, which aired on April 11 and riled the emotions of those who were affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre on Dec. 14, 2012. What do you think of the controversial episode?

‘Glee’ — ‘Shooting Star’ Episode Stirs Different Emotions

Lea tweeted on April 11, “Such a moving a powerful episode tonight.. Made me so proud to be a part of this show.”

The April 11 episode of Glee was definitely risky, controversial, and one of the most serious episodes they’ve ever done. The members of New Directions were literally floored as shots were fired inside McKinley High.

Jacob, who plays Jake, told Just Jared, “I think most of us can agree that shooting this episode and those really heavy scenes when we’re in the choir room, those were some of our favorites. Because it was such a change from what we’re normally used to and I think it kind of took a direction on the show that we were genuinely excited to approach as actors. So I think this episode is probably my favorite as an actor.”

Jenna, also known as Tina Chang, spoke with Just Jared Jr. and added, “At first I was a little shocked that we were actually going to go there, because it’s just something that is very touchy as of late. I was nervous and excited all at the same time that we were actually going to do something so big and with such an impact on something so real.”

What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are you a fan of the school shooting episode? Watch the clip below and tell us how you feel!

WATCH: Glee – ‘Shooting Star’ (Intense Moments After Gun Shots)

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kim

Posted at 11:42 PM on May 3, 2013  

I watch Glee with my daughter (that’s five) every chance we get. We love the singing and dancing and all the characters on this show. And when we saw this episode, it scared the hell out of us. Especially my daughter but this episode show my daughter that this could/did happen and what you should do and not to do. I decided to explain to her about the Sandy Hook shooting and why it was important to know what to do if something like this every happen in her school. I have talk to her before about the shooting. And what she should do if it did happen in her school but i don’t think it fully set in until she watch this episode.

I think that people show use this episode to educate their kids and hopefully if anything like this ever happens again it might help save a few more lives. We never think this could happen to us or our kids but the reality of it all is that we truly never know and the way things are going in this world that we live in it could never hurt to have our kids be prepared.

And last but not least my heart goes out to everyone who was affected by the shooting.

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kim

Posted at 11:50 PM on May 3, 2013  

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Ash

Posted at 2:50 PM on April 12, 2013  

Bad timing to air this!

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