ANOTHER LEA MICHELE PHOTO SPARKS CONTROVERSY
Just as the brouhaha surrounding the now-infamous GQ layout featuring risqué photos of Glee stars Lea Michele and Dianna Agron, Michele is again catching flak for another magazine pictorial. This time, the 24-year-old actress sports a low-cut top on the cover of Cosmopolitan ,and that has some parents up in arms.
“I think Lea Michele is sending the wrong message. She plays such a ‘good girl’ on Glee and a lot of kids look up to her persona. Then she poses very provocatively on two magazine covers which makes my almost-13-year-old son very confused and offended,” concerned mom Kim Trefcer told Fox News. “I find it frustrating as a parent who is trying to teach right from wrong to their kids and then you have things like this happen, which is showing middle schoolers things like sex sells and all that goes along with that.
“We’re thrilled to feature Lea Michele on the March cover of Cosmopolitan magazine and think she looks stunning,” a spokeswoman for the magazine’s publisher told FOX. “Michele is a grown woman and Cosmopolitan is a magazine for adults.”
Where do you stand? Do actors who play wholesome characters have an obligation to represent their TV personas off-screen? (If so, do actors who represent miserable characters have the same responsibility to behave like jerks in real life – just asking?)