The Glee GQ photos stink is just that. It stinks. The bottom line is that the three cast members of Glee who posed for some quite provocative pictures on GQ deserve a little bit better. Let’s first remember that the cast members are actors. Let’s also remember that GQ probably upped the ante a bit when the guys were on hand for photos of a more sexual nature. Does that make the fact they posed for these Glee GQ pictures something that should be as heavily criticized as it has been in the past 24 hours? I think people need to begin getting a grip. The cast members of Glee in the GQ photos are simply not nude or naked.
Lea Michele, Corey Monteith and Dianna Agron all posed for the GQ photo shoot that led to the eventual cover. If you haven’t seen the subject of controversy Glee GQ photos yet, you can click here. Monteith, who plays Finn on the show, is sandwiched by a scantily clad Agron and Michele. Neither are topless or nude-but neither is fully clothed either in the pictures. There has been quite a stink raised already. GQ probably is thankful for the controversy leading to more page views and exposure. The Glee cast members taking part in the pic are probably wondering how these nearly tame photos could bring on such controversy. According to BillBoard, at least one group is outraged and calls the Glee GQ photos “bordering on pedophilia”.
Now keep in mind that none of the actors or actresses posing for the pictures are under age. In fact, all three are well past the drinking age. The two girls are 24 and Monteith is 28. So why on earth would one group heavily criticize three adults posing for a cover on a magazine? Even if Lea Michele and Dianne Agron were nude or topless, they are of legal age. It makes little sense that any group would criticize these three actors or the GQ magazine for allowing adults to pose provocatively-even if they are the subject of a high school based television show. Does that mean Jane Lynch(who stars as Sue Sylvester) will be criticized for being scantily clad if she chose to do so? Or does that mean it would be okay since she is of legal age on the show ? I simply don’t get the criticism sparked from these seemingly ordinary Glee GQ pictures. I think the only thing that criticism is successfully doing is providing even more publicity for those pictures(bringing more young people to them) and the magazine itself. Maybe the group, who I refuse to name, is seeking its own publicity by “taking a stand”. The stand in this case is not well thought out and probably won’t earn the group many more supporters. I think it’s safe to say you have to pick your battles-and this kind of cover shot takes place all the time-so why now?
If we saw Lea Michele nude or Dianna Agron topless then I could understand a little more of the argument-but I still wouldn’t agree. All just because the kids are on high school in television? It’s acting for crying out loud! The pics are also acting. People should obviously realize that. GQ is a magazine read by adult men. Most adult men probably didn’t blink an eye when they saw the cover shot. In fact, my guess is that most adult men aren’t even aware that the television show Glee exists. If anything, Glee and GQ probably missed the demographics.
As for the Glee GQ pictures, please give it a rest until you really have something to argue about.