Dianna Agron on Racy GQ Photo Shoot: Sorry!

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Glee may not have aired a new episode this week, but it managed to make an assortment of headlines anyway. Just not the kind many associated with the show would like to see.

Soon after Lea Michele, Dianna Agron and Cory Monteith posed provocatively for the cover of GQ, an uproar ensued, led by the Parents Television Council, which said the spread "borders on pedophilia." Katie Couric even addressed the pictorial on the CBS Evening News last night, saying:

"These very adult photos of young women who perform in a family show just seem so un-Glee-like."

Dianna Agron in GQ

In a new blog post, Agron has now spoken out on the issue. She writes:

"If you are hurt or these photos make you uncomfortable, it was never our intention. 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?"

She goes on to say the following:

"I understand that in today’s world of advanced technology, our kids can be subject to very adult material at the click of a button. But there are parental locks, and ways to get around this. I am twenty-four years old. I have been a pretty tame and easy-going girl my whole life. Nobody is perfect, and these photos do not represent who I am.

"I am also not the girl who rolls out of bed with flawless makeup and couture clothing. I am most comfortable with my hair thrown on top of my head, in sweats, laughing with my friends. Glee is a show that represents the underdogs, which is a feeling I have embraced much of my own life, and to those viewers, the photos in GQ don’t give them that same feeling. I understand completely."

What do you think of the racy photo shoot?

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the idea that this is inappropriate is the most ridiculous thing ive ever heard of. the only way little kids would know about this is because of the press it's getting! stars younger than lea and diana pose in MUCH more provocative ways. i don't care if glee can be classed as a kid's show, which, by the way, it's not, GQ is not a kid's magazine, and they're adults. scarlett johanson was in nanny diaries, and she takes naked photos. the fact is, school girl is often a fantasy of men, and GQ is a men's magazine. it's not pedophilia. concentrate on slutty taylor momsen, who's actually underage, not mid 20 year olds. i bet half of you have dressed up worse for your boyfriends


@ AliceGranger; I couldn't agree with you more. You actually make sense, just look at the 17-year-old Taylor Momsen posing for the magazine 'Revolver'. Or her recently showing her boobs to every single person who's got a ticket to her concert.. Let these adults like Dianna Agron and Lea Michele make their own decisions, they don't need anyones approval.


Really, Dianna shouldn't have to apologize, the PTC is just making a mountain over a molehill. Dianna and her co-stars are well over 18, and posing for GQ is what hundreds of celebrities do. Why can't the PTC blast ACTUAL TEENS like Miley Cyrus who are running around like skanks?


I think we need to separate fiction from real life her. Dianna Agron is a adult girl of 24. The fact that she plays a underaged girl at television doesn't make her underaged. So it's impossible to call thoses pictures "borders of pedophilia". Agron wasn't posing as Quinn but as herself in the photos. If she wants to show off her sensuality and sexiness that's her business. In think that in 2010 we could be more open minded and worry about real teen problems not racy magazine pictures. And for thoses who are afraid of teen hypersexualisation, well it's not the actor's job to educate the children on the impacts of having sex at a young age.


I`m sorry, but anyone who watches the show can clearly see it`s not meant for kids. The best example would be that they talk about contraceptions, a topic to mature for the abstinence crowd.


You know, I'm NOT a parent, and I am still offended by these photos. Sorry, but the last thing we need to do is to sexualize school children and the school environment. Yes, they are of age, and yes, they can do what they want, and good for them for sticking it to the man, blah blah blah. AND, at the same time, I am really skeeved out by the idea of grown men salivating to images of girls portrayed as underage teens. I don't think we should encourage this, not when there are already stories of creepy pedophiles teaching in our schools. Just ick.


Nice for her to say sorry, but she doesn´t need to, but again nice to know she really cares for people who are sensitive to this subjects. No doubt some and most fanatic fans of these ladies will definitely defend their actions. The reality is, Dianna and Lea Michele are both adults and they can do whatever they want. But considering they are the leading stars of one of the most popular family show in states like Glee, that makes it a problem for others. Many will argue it´s not a family show, but the time slot of the show aired during the period where the children are still up. Whether you accept it or not many parents will not like to see their kids watching these provocative photos with their idols, eventhough their kids can see it everywhere from internet, tabloids mag to games. Majority of people treated Dianna and Lea as menthors, a good but modern influence for young teenagers than Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Taylor Momsen or any artists affiliated with drug connection or bad behaviours. This provocative and sexy pics were taken to a kind of school premises with schools locker room and library background format, this may give some wrong ideas for young students. If they are not both in Glee, nobody will care!


it is sad that she has to apologise, glee is not a children show, she is a grown woman who can do whatever she wants and kids should not read GQ in the first place.
All you moralists out there, get a life.


dianna does not need to apologise! she is allowed to do what she wants and is old enough to do it too. i don't see why these photo's have created such a big issue when other popular tv stars have photo shoots quite similar to the one's dianna, lea and cory have done. to those parents who needed to make a big deal out of it i say grow up and get over it!


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