MORE PHOTO FALLOUT FROM GQ’S GLEE SPREAD
Add national news reader Katie Couric to the list of critics of GQ’s racy photo shoot featuring Glee’s Dianna Agron, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith. On the Oct. 20th edition of the CBS Evening News, Couric opined: “As Seth Meyers might say on Weekend Update, ‘Really?!’ These very adult photos of young women who perform in a family show just seem so un-Glee-like. The program is already edgy in the right ways, these images don’t really — in my humble opinion — fit the Glee gestalt. I know there are a lot of bigger problems in the world right now, but still, as Mr. Schuester might say to the club, I’m really disappointed.” Glee’s Mark Salling, who plays Puck on the series, stood up for his castmates, telling Los Angeles radio station 102.7 KIIS FM on Oct. 21 that the photos are no big deal: “Lea is 23 years old and has every right to do that. I mean, come on! We’re obviously not in high school. It’s tongue-in-cheek that we’re in high school… People are starving, the [Dallas] Cowboys are losing – there’s more important things to worry about in the world.” Jane Lynch, the Emmy-winning actress who plays Sue Sylvester on Glee, also weighed-in gently on the controversy, telling Extra that “[The photos] were pretty racy… I think whenever you put a woman scantily clad in underwear, it makes a lot of other girls and women feel badly about themselves, so it should be done with great consciousness.” Where do you stand on GQ‘s Glee photos? Do TV actors and actresses have a duty to live up to their on-screen personas?