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?