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

Fri, April 12, 2013 10:49am EDT by Chris Rogers 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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