I love me some Glee, so I was excited when I heard that the show's Dianna Agron, Lea Michele, and Cory Monteith were covering GQ's November issue. But then I saw the pervy pics, and my reaction was more like "ew."
I have to say the Parents Television Council has a point when it says the shoot "borders on pedophilia." Even though Agron and Michele are well past the ages of their Glee characters, the whole theme — which Agron describes on her personal blog as "Hit Me Baby One More Time" — looks like a high school porn production for GQ's adult male audience. The line is blurry, at best. Then there's the double-standard of the shoot, which features Monteith fully clothed and involved in nonsexual activities alongside the pantsless, bouncing, lollipop-sucking Agron and Michele.
None of this is entirely shocking when you consider the photographer is Terry Richardson, who besides having sexual misconduct allegations against him also manages to make vodka and spaghetti sexist and disturbing (and the Jersey Shore even more than it already is). But that doesn't make it OK.
Where do you stand?
Photos courtesy of Terry Richardson/GQ