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On Tuesday, GQ magazine’s racy photoshoot with Glee actresses Lea Michele and Dianna Agron debuted on the Internet. Michele and Agron stripped down into sexy schoolgirl attire for the men’s magazine and posed seductively for the cameras.
While the photospread has been embraced by many Glee viewers and those who find the young actresses attractive, the Parents Television Council has slammed the publication and compared the images to pedophilia.
“It is disturbing that GQ, which is explicitly written for adult men, is sexualizing the actresses [Michele and Agron, both 24] who play high school-aged characters on Glee in this way. It borders on pedophilia,” a statement issued by the PTC Wednesday reads, according to Us Magazine.
“By authorizing this kind of near-pornographic display, the creators of the program have established their intentions on the show’s direction,” the PTC continued. “And it isn’t good for families.”
During their respective interviews with GQ, the actresses appeared surprised themselves that they decided to take part in such a scantily clad photoshoot. “I don’t know how they got me to do half the stuff I did,” Michele admitted, while Agron said, “I’ve never been shot in so little clothing.”
GQ has yet to respond to the PTC’s criticism, but their decision to photograph actresses who play underage characters is not unprecedented.
Earlier this year, actress Amber Lancaster, 30, who plays high school student Jenny Swanson in MTV’s The Hard Times of R.J. Berger, took part in a photoshoot for Maxim.
Photo Source: GQ