Friday, October 22, 2010

Common Sense in Unlikely Places

A few cast members from Glee have apparently caused somewhat of a storm by posing as raunchy schoolgirls for GQ. So far so irrelevant.

However, I was struck by a surprising nugget of common sense and personal responsibility hidden away:
She questioned the fact that young children might have access to the magazine and the raunchy photos saying: '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?'
Well indeed. Bravo to you Dianna Agron, not just a pretty face perhaps.

It's OK though, there's a pressure group to right ship:
The Parents Television Council released a statement condemning GQ for publishing the pictures.
The what? Maybe if they spent more time parenting and less time worrying about what's on TV they might have fewer ishoos?
'It is disturbing that GQ, which is explicitly written for adult men, is sexualising the actresses who play high school-aged characters on Glee in this way. 'It borders on paedophilia. Sadly, this is just the latest example of the overt sexualisation of young girls in entertainment.'
It borders on pedophilia to show girls in their 20s wearing revealing outfits? In a mainstream adult men's magazine? So Peter Phile will be looking at this rather than staring into playgrounds at actual, er, children?

Bollocks. Still, well done Ms. Agron for at least attempting to suggest that parents might take responsibility for what their children look at.


  1. Bollox innit. I think these parents are just jealous because they no longer have bodies worth ogling (if they ever did).

    Calling pictures of girls in their 20's, one of them 28 peadofillia is downright stupid and ill informed.

    Some people just open their traps with no thought for what is spilling out.

  2. Sorry, I meant "paedophilia". I wasn't refering to some kind of underage horse sex.

  3. No? You could have foaled me!

    It is indeed ludicrous, there is just a pressure group for everything now, and they trawl the media and internet desperately seeking offence. Pisses me off.