PTC Slams Glee for Britney Spears Episode

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We weren't fans of the Glee episode "Brittany/Britney" simply because it lacked any kind of cohesive storytelling.

But the Parents' Television Council has a very different reason for taking exception to the September 29 installment: it's appalled that Glee would honor someone with Britney's record.

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In a post on its website, the PTC came down on the show for its "pandering tribute to toxic teen role model Britney Spears," adding:

"Perhaps most troubling is the deification of a troubled pop star into a symbol of empowerment and self-esteem. Considering her stints in rehab, her very public breakdowns and her questionable parenting skills, there is absolutely no way Spears should be considered a role model. The producers of the show can spare us the old song-and-dance about fallen celebs turning their lives around."

What do you think of this criticism, fair or foul? Sound off below and/or in our Glee forum!

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bette, learn to read - the show is 14+. It is not a family show. Oh, and take your 1950's housewife routine and hit the road - it's the 21st century and the rest of us don't want to be stuck in the past with flakes like you. I'd much rather my kids emulate Lady Gaga than a bitter, dried-up old hag like you. Unlike you, Lady Gaga is a positive, successful person. You're just a whiner and a loser.


I didn't like the episode - too slutty.


for goodness sake "PTC" your like the "ptfs" nobody even listenes to you! because nobody cares about what you think, because your probably all grumpy old grannies, and you probably drive your kids insane, wrapping them up in cotton wool and taking every aspect of fun out their lives, so that they can grow up to be bitter and disliked just like all of you!


Well PTC, you've found something else to bitch and complain about...good for you! Glee has done nothing to promote Britney in the episode. They never SAID she was a role model nor implied it. In fact, Mr Shue, countless times said he didn't want to do Britney in the ep. because he didn't like her for the same reasons you are complaining. The point of the episode was to provide some AWESOME song selections (and if you think Britney is a bad artist, then you've probably been hiding under a rock for the past fifteen or so years). Stop complaining and just enjoy.


The PTC are so freakin' self-righteous - not to mention, up their own asses. They always have to find something to whine about. Just because you people have no control over your kids doesn't mean you should ruin it for the rest of us. Leave. Britney. Alone. Leave Glee alone while you're at it.


the show has a warning at the begginning "+14" if they're bad parents and can't control what their kids are watching is not Glee's or Britney's problem, give me a brake they're not your nannies, and if you don't like what you're watching change the channel


Britney Spears as a role model? Is that the argument? We need to come back then to all artists Glee had already covered. Lady Gaga admitted once, she´s taking drugs! How about Madonna, does she have a fulfilling and respectable life? Now if the argument was the story itself, that´another matter. I think there are few scenes which were truly inappropriate for kids, very provocative, misleading and perverse scenes, considering this is a family shows where younger children together with their parents are practically the audience.


Oh god, whatever. Glee doesn't choose tribute singers who are a good role model for kids or whatever. Glee isn't an ABC Family show. They choose people who've done good music and what Brittany does in her personal life has nothing to do with her music. What is with these people?


PTC needs to back the hell off. This episode wasn't a tribute to her mental breakdowns or shitty personal life.
It was a tribute to her musical career.


It isn't anything new, I guess -- besides prohibition and no spitting laws, in the early part of the 20th century communities passed laws requiring people to bathe weekly and legislated the allowable length of women's skirts. It seems every group of people (or at best a too-loud part of a group) wants to force its ideas on how society ought to be on everyone else (and that's left and right, any religion or non-religion, gay or straight, or you-name-it). It's kind of sickening, actually. I guess, though, that the very famous bring out the moon-bat condemners -- consider that not even the Beatles can possibly be acceptable, let alone every other performer who's ever lived. TV shows do not have to be some EVIL nazi's view of what constitutes an acceptable role model, but should probably embrace the 99.999% of entertainment that those evil nazis find unacceptable. In fact, I would suggest to the Parents' Television Council that they shouldn't so gleefully embrace being the role model for nihilistic country club parents!


Glee Quotes

[to Finn] You know, I don't really know what's going to happen between us, but I know that you used to be the guy that would make me feel like the most special girl in the whole world, and it doesn't feel that way anymore. Now it just feels sad and confusing. And the worst part is that it doesn't even feel that bad anymore.


I'm engorged with venom, and triumph.