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?