GQ’s Glee photo shoot has caused controversy, and now, Dianna Agron is apologizing.
Agron, who plays Quinn on Fox’s Glee, pointed out that she and her costars, Lea Michele, 24, and Cory Monteith, 28, are “not the first” celebrities to appear in a provocative magazine shoot.
Agron, 24, blogged about it, saying, “Other public figures and shows . . . have pushed the envelope and challenged the levels of comfort in their viewers and fans,”
She continued to apologize, “In perpetuating the type of images that evoke these kind of emotions, I am sorry. If you are hurt or these photos make you uncomfortable, it was never our intention.”
The actress believes it’s the parent’s responsibility to ensure that their child isn’t exposed to something that they consider controversial.
“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? . . . 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,” Agron stated.
GQ Editor-in-Chief, Jim Nelson reminded people that even though the actors play teenagers on Glee, they are all adults. He told The Insider, “As often happens in Hollywood, these ‘kids’ are in their twenties. Cory Monteith is almost 30! I think they’re old enough to do what they want.”
In an interview with KIIS-FM radio hose, JoJo Wright, Mark Salling, 28, who plays Puck on Glee, defended his co-stars, saying, “I mean, come on! We’re obviously not in high school,” he said Thursday. “It’s tongue-in-cheek that we’re in high school, so whatevs . . . There’s more important things to worry about in the world.”
What did you think of the photos? Glee on steroids?