‘Glee’ GQ Photo Shoot ‘Borders on Pedophilia’

October 20th, 2010 // 101 Comments

The Glee photo shoot featured in the November issue of GQ is facing criticism from the Parents Television Council. The group recently chastised Miley Cyrus for her “Who Owns My Heart” video and Taylor Momsen on the cover of Revolver which, of course, made sense. (Although to a lesser extent with Taylor Momsen because she wasn’t the lynchpin of an entire franchise aimed at 12-year-olds. Plus who the hell is she?) But now they’re going a tad overboard by labeling the GQ shoot as “pedophilia” in an official statement:

“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,” said PTC President Tim Winter.
“Many children who flocked to ‘High School Musical’ have grown into ‘Glee’ fans. They are now being treated to seductive, in-your-face poses of the underwear-clad female characters posing in front of school lockers, one of them opting for a full-frontal crotch shot. By authorizing this kind of near-pornographic display, the creators of the program have established their intentions on the show’s direction. And it isn’t good for families.”

These people might actually have a point if Lea Michele and Dianna Agron weren’t both, oh I dunno, 24. Also, I’m pretty sure young girls aren’t picking up copies of GQ that don’t have Robert Pattinson on the cover, but back to my original point. Here’s the definition of pedophilia via Wikipedia:

As a medical diagnosis, pedophilia (or paedophilia) is typically defined as a psychiatric disorder in adults or late adolescents (persons age 16 and older) characterized by a primary or exclusive sexual interest in prepubescent children (generally age 13 years or younger, though onset of puberty may vary)

I’m about to blow the Parent Television Council’s mind here, but high school seniors are 18. Some even 19. Now whether it’s right or wrong to date one is between you and the end of her father’s shotgun, but there’s absolutely nothing deviant about 24-year-old women dressed like high school cheerleaders. That’s practically the bread and butter of the entire porn industry which I probably shouldn’t be using as an example in this case. Let’s try another approach: At least boys are looking at these women in a heterosexual manner instead of studying evolution like a pack of homosexuals. Amirite? High five me, Jesus.

Click Here for the Glee GQ Photo Gallery

Photo: GQ/Terry Richardson


  1. kevin

    these losers need to get lives, these pics are no big deal.

  2. thatguy

    Well there’s only one way to remedy this situation…make the legal age 16 so that high school girls are legal! Oh yeah! lulz

  3. Bloon

    A 24 year old is just a child! They need to be protected from pedophilic exploiters like GQ!

    • Paige

      Hate to say it but Lea Michele has been in Broadway since she was 7. I guarentee you she isn’t being ‘exploited!’ ((See her attempt to sing Joan Jett’s “I love Rock and Roll” – google it)).

      Anyone who has worked in theater can back me up that a LOT goes on backstage. GQ is not exploiting her, nor are they pedophiles. If they made her look like a little girl, sure. She is in a ripped shirt in front of lockers. I could go to 24 Hour Fitness, put on a slutty outift and do the same thing. Not pedophilia, folks.

  4. JMC

    Full marks! Gay friendly conservative jab at the end was brilliant. God I love reading your blog, I know you won’t be but I really hope you’re compensated enough for how clever you are and how entertaining you make the internet. p.s I’m gay and therefore allowed to cast judgement whether you’re allowed to use the g word or not and I’m very good looking so in the same spirit better than others.

  5. Staneck

    a) What type of kids read GQ?
    b) These people are all in their 20s.
    c) Who cares?

    • heyheyhey

      The problem is that this world is becoming way too sexually driven. Everything is in your face and this is especially disconcerting for responsible parents. Children should be able to have their innocence, but with all the raunchy magazine covers, billboards, TV commercials, even Halloween costume stores, etc. that’d take a miracle nowadays.

      If you ever become a parent, your perspective on these things will change. Children are our future, and if we do wrong by them, the world will continue going to pot. Stuffing their young minds will glorified sex and violence should be a crime.

  6. LindenOBerkeley

    What I find funny is that as I read some of these posts, the page is bounded on each side by ads for the American version of “Skins”, the Brit show for, about and BY teens. A show with copious amounts of sexuality.

    These ads are nothing but the supposedly teen cast lying in one great dogpile, caressing, fondling and licking each other.

  7. GuudEngrish

    Pedophile: personally sexually attracted to a child
    Child: young human being below the age of majority or puberty

    A. Models are all 18+
    B. The Glee characters they play are at least 16+ (which makes them at or around the age of consent)
    C. Anyone trying to liken this to pedophilia is fail. Epic fail. Get back on your god sky ship and leave. kthxbai

  8. JollyJumJuck

    Some people just aren’t happy unless the world is only lusting after gilfs.

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