PTC Labels Glee as "Reprehensible" for Teenage Sex Storylines

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Glee is making no secrets about tonight's new episode.

It's titled "The First Time" and cast members - such as Chris Colfer in his interview with TV Fanatic - have talked openly about how the hour will center on two couples (Blaine/Kurt, Rachel/Finn) sleeping together for, well, the first time.

This is a major problem for the Parents Television Council.

“The fact that Glee intends to not only broadcast, but celebrate children having sex is reprehensible,” wrote PTC president Tim Winter in a statement. “The gender of the high school characters involved is irrelevant. Teen sex is now more prevalent on TV than adult sex and Glee is only playing into that trend. Research proves that television is a teen sexual super peer that can, and likely will, influence a teen’s decision to become sexually active. Fox knows the show inherently attracts kids; celebrating teen sex constitutes gross recklessness.”

Or, if done well, serves to educate and inform.

We'll let readers make up their own minds and we'll post a review of "The First Time" immediately after it airs tonight.

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"celebrating teen sex constitutes gross recklessness.� They are not "celebrating" it, but portraying what is real. Teens are having sex, whether the PTC likes it or not. Glee is supposed to tackle the real issues, and that's what it's doing. I can't wait to see this episode, i'm sure it's going to be amazing.


This is so stupid!! Seriously I would almost bet money on it that if it weren't for the fact that Glee is tackling the subject of teen sex amongst gay teenagers the "PTC" wouldn't be running their fat f***ing mouths. Get over it whether you want to believe it or not teens are going to have sex whether or not they see teens on tv doing it it's just human nature. And also I agree with what was said above it's about playing it out the right way so to educate teens and I have confidence in Glee that it won't just brush over the subject.


They are supposed to have 16-17 year's old, well that's wen you have you're 1st time? Mine was at 13 so PTC get over it and let the show be. At least they are doing something real and not everything sweet, pink and fake... Oh and this is on season 3, Gossip Girl did the´re firs sex scene at the Pilot episode whit a Flashback when the main character supposed to have 14-15 and that was not her first time. I am not a fan of Glee but at least they putting a real problem and making people see its OK to wait... and just to be real I don't thing the show well show them having sex, It well be like awkward then kisses and then cut. I guess all this drama thing from PTC its not because its a heterosexual couple having sex, its more about the gay couple.


Lol can you guess who's top and who's bottom xD


PTC says *yawn* Glee is *yawn* depraved? I'm just so *yawn* surprised!


Is it only me that always finds these PTC statements hilarious??
“The fact that Glee intends to not only broadcast, but celebrate children having sex is reprehensible,�
!!!Lol! 'reprehensible'.


Never a dull moment with this show. Can't wait to see tonight's episode!


I just knew the PTC would open their ignorant mouths about this. Haven't even seen the episode yet and they're already bitching. They need to STFU now and forever.

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