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21 October 2010

Dianna Argon, on the controversial GQ Glee Photos

So the Parents TV Council is raising hell over these photos that splashed the pages of GQ Magazine this month.  They said it's bordering on pedophelia.

Glee Stars on GQ

One of the photos that irked the Parents TV Council

To their narrow-minded brains, this is what the council saw from these pictures:

"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. 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."

To which, Dianna Argon, one of the stars of Glee, and who is in these pictures said via her Tumblr (snipped) ---

Nobody is perfect, and these photos do not represent who I am.

And if your eight-year-old has a copy of our GQ cover in hand, again I am sorry. But I would have to ask, how on earth did it get there?

Yeah. It's possible to love this gorgeous lady even more. She's not only goddess-beautiful, she has a golden heart and the smarts to match it.

So, yes Parents TV Council, what would an 8 year old be doing holding a GQ? I'd like to think I'm a vigilant parent and I'm not appalled by these photos.

It's obviously role-playing. And it's the parents role to teach their kids to distinguish between real and reel. If you're 10 year old cannot distinguish that, then something's wrong with the way you're raising the child. You can't blame it on media all the time. Yes?


  1. i agree. an eight-year-old should have no business reading GQ. and if by any chance that he got hold of GQ, then shame on the parents.

  2. I have issues with this photoshoot, but not for the same reasons that the PTC gave (pedophilia? no. These girls are adults)

    The photoshoot objectifies women, yet again. Why are they scantily clad, yet the male is all dressed up? I do agree that it IS role playing, but why do the women always have to play the role of the sex object?

  3. @melvel - It sells. Sexy women = selling point. That's all I can think about.

    But I do get your point. I was just asking someone the other day to do a photoshoot with the men naked instead of women because that would really be different, more or less. He said? It would be uncomfortable to see a man naked, by another man. Women on the other hand....It's the way with our society, I guess.

    @Roche - Dianna's statement was on the mark. I admire her even more.

  4. Mindy: Exactly. It's time to remove stereotypes and gender roles in society. Continuing to do photoshoots like these only reinforces those stereotypes.

    Oh and Dianna Agron now says she regrets it now. Ano ba talaga? You're an adult, own up to it. At least she sees it from both sides.

  5. Why even bother doing a photo shoot for a show aimed at kids for a gentleman's magazine? I don't think the PTC is right, but it seems like a weird choice. I feel that GQ would have been better off going for a show with a more mature audience. I guess this is just another instance of stirring things up for attention.