A racy photo spread of Glee stars Lea Michele and Dianna Agron has caught the ire of the Parents Television Council, who has deemed the spread as bordering on “pedophilia.” See the most controversial shot after the jump.
Lea Michele, Dianna Agron, and Cory Monteith don the cover of the latest issue of GQ magazine. The cover of the magazine shows a scantily-clad Michele and Agron hugging Monteith next to the cover line “Glee Gone Wild.” The raunchy cover and sexy pics have upset the Parents Television Council (PTC).
Tim Winter, the President of the PTC, released a statement saying, “It is disturbing that GQ, which is explicitly written for adult men, is sexualizing the actresses who play high school-aged characters on ‘Glee’ in this way. It borders on pedophilia. Sadly, this is just the latest example of the overt sexualization of young girls in entertainment.” Winter was especially upset at the provocative poses of Lea Michele. He singled out her “full-frontal crotch shot,” calling it “near-pornographic.” He said the pictorial was not “good for families.”
While the photo spread is definitely raunchy, it’s a little far-fetched of the PTC to label the shots as "bordering on pedophilia." Both actresses are 24 and the magazine’s target audience is adult males, not tweeners.
What do you think? Is the photo shoot too sexy?