Parents Group: GQ's Glee Cover "Borders on Pedophilia"

Celebrity News Oct. 20, 2010 AT 11:49AM
Parents Group: GQ's Glee Cover "Borders on Pedophilia" Credit: Terry Richardson/GQ

GQ's sexy Glee cover has gone too far, The Parents Television Council says.

In a statement released Wednesday, the group slams the November issue, which features Cory Monteith, 28, Dianna Agron and Lea Michele, both 24 -- all of whom play highschoolers on the hit Fox show -- wearing hardly any clothing.

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"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," the statement reads.

"By authorizing this kind of near-pornographic display, the creators of the program have established their intentions on the show’s direction," the statement concludes. "And it isn't good for families.

GQ Editor-in-Chief Jim Nelson fired back, releasing the following statement to UsMagazine.com Wednesday afternoon: "The Parents Television Council must not be watching much TV these days and should learn to divide reality from fantasy. As often happens in Hollywood, these 'kids' are in their 20s. Cory Montieth's almost 30! I think they're old enough to do what they want."

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Nevertheless, the Glee stars were still surprised by the shoot, titled "Glee Gone Wild!"

"I don't know how they got me to do half the stuff I did" for the GQ shoot, said Michele. "But I was in really good shape this summer, so…"

Said Agron: "I've never been shot in so little clothing."

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