The latest debate to hit the web this week is whether or not Dianna Agron, Cory Monteith, and Lea Michele's photoshoot for GQ Magazine is too sexy. While the stars are all well in their 20's or older, some people aren't very happy with the photoshoot.
The shoot has infuriated activists from the Parents Television Council and they've taken aim at the trio for their magazine spread, reports TMZ.com. In a statement, PTC campaigners say, "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."
Agron, who plays cheerleader Quinn on the hit show, has taken to her tumblr to post an apology for the photoshoot.
She says, "I'd like to start by saying that these are solely my thoughts on the November issue of GQ and the controversy that has surrounded its release. I am not a representative of the three of us, the show, or Fox, only myself.
In the land of Madonna, Britney, Miley, Gossip Girl, other public figures and shows that have pushed the envelope and challenged the levels of comfort in their viewers and fans...we are not the first. Now, in perpetuating the type of images that evoke these kind of emotions, I am sorry. If you are hurt or these photos make you uncomfortable, it was never our intention….
Nobody is perfect, and these photos do not represent who I am. I am also not the girl who rolls out of bed with flawless makeup and couture clothing. I am most comfortable with my hair thrown on top of my head, in sweats, laughing with my friends. Glee is a show that represents the underdogs, which is a feeling I have embraced much of my own life, and to those viewers, the photos in GQ don't give them that same feeling. I understand completely."
Co-star Mark Salling has also defended the photos. He said, "Personally, I think it's not a big deal. Lea is 23 years old and has every right to do that. I mean, come on! We're obviously not in high school. It's tongue-in-cheek that we're in high school. People are starving, (football team Dallas) Cowboys are losing – there's more important things to worry about in the world."