Chord Overstreet, the newest heartthrob singer added to the cast of Fox Television’s hit music comedy Glee, has been asked to pose for Playgirl magazine. The Stir reported this week that Chord Overstreet rejected the offer, even though it seems that he would not have had to take off all of his clothes. The Stir also reported that there was a reported rumor that “all of the ‘Glee’ hotties” were going to be offered $100,000 to pose for Playgirl. And since it is Playgirl, it is assumed that the “hotties” would all be guys…
But what is this rejection movement by celebrities that seems to be going round? Suddenly it seems fashionable to be able to say that, instead of accepting an offer to pose naked (or semi-clothed), one refused an offer from Playboy or Playgirl.
Still, Chord Overstreet’s rejection of Playgirl‘s offer is nothing new. According to The Stir, Playgirl has made quite a few offers over the years and been rebuffed. The list of rejections includes guys like Extra‘s Mario Lopez, The Bachelor reality star Jake Pavelka, and country music’s CMA Award Entertainer of the Year, Brad Paisley.
It seems that everyone with a celebrity pedigree is being asked by some adult-oriented (read: porn) magazine to pose naked for them lately. Some were even asked to simply pose clothed (although the outfits and poses would probably be as provocative as one can imagine), the publication’s or websites simply attempting to cash in the the celebrity’s star power.
Attractive female stars and celebrities are constantly being approached by Playboy, Penthouse, Hustler, and various other media outlets to pose (usually naked for the more lucrative deals). And when they accept, their names appear everywhere, driven by the never-exhausted demand of an audience whose thirst is never slated on the myriad scandals (or even the suggestion of them), the salacious images, and the sexual appeal of celebrity. And with the asking sometimes comes rejection. And that, too, has its allure.
But it seems that the rejections are making the news these days.
International singing sensation Katy Perry recently said she would never pose for Playboy, because, as she explained in a You Tube interview, she is more comfortable with being a tease, not wanting to “just give it away.” Jersey Shore‘s Jenni “J-Woww” Farley, who has been in negotiations with Playboy, also recently made headlines by turning down their latest offer. BestHipHopBlog.com posted a list of 13 celebrities that have refused to pose for Playboy, one that included Jessica Alba, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Justin Bieber’s mom (Patricia), Lindsay Lohan, and Spice Girl’s beauty Melanie Brown, who has reported rejected Hugh Hefner and company five times.
Chord Overstreet’s Playgirl rejection comes swiftly on the heels of the controversial GQ Magazine photo shoot involving three of his Glee co-stars. One of those colleagues, Lea Michele, is said to have been approached by Playboy. Lea Michele once went topless in the Broadway show, “Spring Awakening,” and In Touch Weekly reported that she was considering the Playboy offer, but her reps denied the report.
“Chord Overstreet Declines ‘Playgirl’ Offer and He’s Not The Only One,” TheStir.CafeMom.com
“Katy Perry Discusses Nail, ‘Playboy,’ And Key of Awesome For You Tube,” Idolator.com
“13 celebs that turned down Playboy,” BestHipHopBlog.com