The "Glee" Photos: Falling Flat or High Note?

by Melissa Brunner

I don't watch the television show "Glee," but I've seen a whole lot of three of its stars this week.

The talk shows are abuzz over a photo shoot for the magazine "GQ." Three of the show's stars strike provacative poses with high school themed wardrobe, props and backdrop. You can find the GQ article by clicking here.

You can also find TMZ's take on it at this link. They quote the Parents Television Council as saying the pictures "border on pedophilia." Others says there's no problem with it because the actors, in real life, are in their 20s, not minors like the characters they portray. Besides, they say, GQ isn't exactly a children's magazine.

Here's what seems to be the lightning rod: It would be different if they were posing as their adult selves. It might still be of questionable taste, but it would clearly separate the fact from fiction. Instead, it seems they are posing as their high school characters in situations in which most people would believe inappropriate for teenagers to engage.

What do you think? Do the photos cross the line? And, if so, do you place the blame with the actors? the magazine? the network? all of the above? Or do you fall on the other side - is this much ado about nothing? another harmless publicity stunt?



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