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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Omg give me a break. That's why TV is so censored as it is right now-- prudes and close-minded people are so offended by the little things that they can't really appreciate the creativity of a show. SN: that episode of glee did suck. lol


though these things have happened to Britney for them to see her as a bad role model, but this Glee. Its about the music, the message it brings and its mass effect on pop culture. Britney IS pop music for a generation of people, and yeah her personal life has had terrible downs, but....its her PERSONAL life, ya know? i loved the episode, and they did a good job mentioning Brit turning her life around and her many many hit songs effecting an entire generation of people on a good way. Yay for Britney, and Yay for Glee!.... Nay for PTC. Cant imagine how they would feel about doing a Metallica or Green Day episode with there politics, sex drugs and rock n roll. lol


I think glee did it perfectly. I mean, i wasn't a big fan of the seamed a little pointless to me but, well, glee showed Will saying that she wasn't a good role model and then they showed Emma saying that she's trying to turn that around. Yes, okay, maybe she isn't the best role model, i don't even really think she's that much of a good singer but, glee is known for trying out everything, and they had to do britnet, besides, it's not like the episode showed any bad thing, simply decided to honour a few very very famous hits and a very very famous person.


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