Posted Thu, October 21, 2010 1:15pm EST

Bonnie Says: Katie Couric -You're Wrong To Slam The Glee Cast For Their Sexy GQ Mag Photos!

Katie — I admire you, but I totally disagree with the disappointment you expressed on the CBS Evening News, in the Glee cast, for their racy GQ cover photos.

Katie said the “raunchy” pics “don’t fit the Glee Gestalt,” on her online notebook, last night, Oct 20.  “As Mr Schuester might say to the club, I’m really disappointed”, she broadcast.

Well Katie, yes Glee is a “family” show. It’s an absolutely terrific family show, that has poignantly dealt with the issues of growing up gay, growing up adopted, experiencing teen pregnancy, living with a physical disability and more. I too like you, watch the show with my children. Nevertheless, the show’s high school characters have to be separated from their real life personas. The actors and actresses playing the members of the New Direetions Glee club who posed in GQ – Lea Michele, Dianna Agron and Corey Monteith, are all in their mid to late 20’s. They are entitled to promote their careers as they see fit.

Whether you like it or not, posing in sexually suggestive photographs has become a staple for actresses and actors to self promote. They almost all do it.

Now whether that in itself is dissapointing and evidence of the immorality of our popular culture is a much bigger discussion. But the GQ Glee photos are far tamer than those shot by Jen Aniston and Rihanna — both icons and role models for young people . Both have posed nude on that magazines’ cover.

And as for whether Lea Michelle and Diana Agron’s racy pics qualify as disturbing as Miley Cyrus and Taylor Momsen‘s’ recently oversexualized photo shoots and videos — I say no. Both Miley and Taylor are 17 year-old minors, and both are starring in TV shows directly aimed at tweens and teens. Miley is STILL Hannah Montana on Disney, for God’s sake! Taylor plays a high schooler on Gossip Girl. They are an entirely different story.

So Katie, you’re entitled to your opinion, but I very much disagree. What do you think, HollywoodLifers?


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Posted at 1:49 AM on January 21, 2011  

My only problem with this post is that your justification for Tayler Momsen’s photos being inappropriate is that she plays a high schooler – so do these guys. Your logic fell apart there, but I agree with you on virtually every other point.

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just an observation

Posted at 6:12 PM on October 22, 2010  

They are under contract with FOX who approved them to do the photoshoot and therefore they did it as part of their contract. I am sorry but even though FOX did not see the final pictures it does not take a rocket scientist to figure out that the pictures taken for this magazine are going to be sexually charged. FOX put these young women in this situation which neither one was comfortable with but did because they did not want to be seen as unprofessional. Do not blame them blame the people around them who should be protecting them from this.

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Posted at 4:28 PM on October 22, 2010  

lea michelle looks like a freaking whore its scary!
but diana even if she is dress up like that she still has some class

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Posted at 3:30 PM on October 22, 2010  

Who gives a flying flip what Katie Couric says or thinks? Katie has only one goal in life: To smear anyone whom she believes is less than her perfect self–so that means anyone who isn’t Katie C. If the pea-brain can’t figure out that the photos are for ADULTS ONLY, she deserves to feel insulted. Go home Katie, no one really cares what you think and no one is interested in what you have to say.

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Posted at 2:37 PM on October 22, 2010  

Glee is not for young kids and this photshoot was never meant for young kids to see it.

Blame all the media for putting it out there all over the place and for there fake outrage.

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Posted at 12:06 PM on October 22, 2010  

i can’t believe the amount of backlash lea and dianna got, i don’t think what they did was wrong at all as they are adults and as B said “They are entitled to promote their careers as they see fit.”
i just think the parents are confusing glee with high school musical lol. and to Jane, doh Corey may be yummy but this is GQ, why would MEN want to see HIM in his underwear?

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Posted at 5:40 AM on October 22, 2010  

No matter Dianna and Lea Michele are old enough to do this, but as long they are the leading stars of Glee, that makes it the problem. The truth is if they are not appearing in Glee, nobody will care! Are these provocative pictures of Dianna and Lea really necessary, considering the background format is a scool premises and a library? This might give some bad ideas for young students!

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Posted at 8:50 PM on October 21, 2010  

I think the cast had every right to pose for these photos, but I find highly sexualized photos of women being groped by a fully clothed man to be B-O-R-I-N-G!!!! Come up with something original. At least the cast of True Blood was equal-opportunity – the two MALE characters got naked, too.

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Posted at 7:39 PM on October 21, 2010  

I am not over 50 and I find these photos disgusting! They are just more of the same junk that perpetuates the idea of women as sex objects. I notice Corey is always fully clothed- he even keeps his sweater on. I also know these girls are in their twenties but the scene they set is high school, and that’s what makes it even more gross. Grow up you sick guys and get some new fantasies.

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Posted at 6:33 PM on February 27, 2013  

everybody keepa talking about how cory still has his clothes on and thats making dianna and lea look like sex objects i dont see how it is at the end of the day why would they put pictures of cory monteith half naked in a male magazine? fair enough if it was a womans magazine i would nderstand where everybody is coming from but its not. what man wants to see another half naked man? Like its said in the article cory is 28 and both lea and dianna are 24 that therefore makles them old enough to make their own decisions and i dont think that they deserve to be given grief for these picture when they are clearly not meant for kids as they were published in an adults magazine!

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Posted at 3:28 PM on October 21, 2010  

What with all the hate on Lea Michele & Dianna Agron (more lea michele, is like this girl is to blame for the world’s problem nowadays)for their GQ pics, people do relaise they are in their 20’s and GQ is a male magazine!

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Posted at 2:21 PM on October 21, 2010  

Sure, they can do what they want, but they have to remember, they are the “face” of the show. Kids don’t separate their personal expression, from the show. And really, justifying it by saying : “They almost all do it”. doesn’t cut it. Personally I don’t watch the show, could never figure out why they have 20 somethings portraying teens and Leah does not look like a teen.

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Posted at 2:33 PM on October 21, 2010  

As Argon said, if your kids have access to these kind of images, then you should be worry. Kids shouldn’t be able to see these types of images.

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Posted at 1:52 PM on October 21, 2010  

You need to get over the cronology age thing when it comes to a persons maturity. Miley Cyrus at age 17 is overall, just as mature as the girls in Glee despite their cronological ages. You have been brained washed by society to believe that cronological age is the only thing that counts when measuring maturity. If it is OK for these girls to behave the way they do, then it’s OK for Miley. The only viable argument that can be presented for this issue is that Miley’s TV show is actually a family show, while Glee isn’t. If parents choose to allow their kids to watch it or read GQ magazine, then that’s their problem, not the actors. Same goes for Miley’s last concert tour and her last 2 music videos. They were meant for kids, they were meant for older teens and adults. She even promoted her last concert as not meant for kids, but stupid parents chose to ignore her caution.

So when it come to cronlogical age as the only measure of maturity, I say to you and everyone else,

“Build a Bridge and Get Over It”.

You accept young kids into college because they are smarter than normal for their cronlogical ages, why can’t you do the same for teens like Miley. Most states even have laws that recognise that at 16 in most cases a teenager can be emancipated so long as they are determined mature enough which Miley has demonstrated very well.

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Posted at 2:56 PM on January 24, 2011  

While I agree that the parents are at fault for still letting their six year olds see what common sense says is a concert for young adults, comparing Mileys descent into skanky with young teens with accelerated intelligence just makes you look like a perv. Accelerated sexuality with no life experience, ie a teen acting like a 25 year old, is ten times worse than a overly smart child trying to socialize with peers with more life experience, ie a 10 year old trying to socialize with 16 year olds.

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Posted at 1:25 PM on October 21, 2010  

Katy Couric is over 50.

‘Nuff said.

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