Dianna Agron on Glee GQ Photo-Shoot: “Everyone Else Does it”

Dianna Agron wrote a ridiculous apology on her blog, and it clearly proves that she still doesn’t understand the problem with the GQ photo-shoot. She apologizes and then says, “in the land of Madonna, Britney, Miley, ‘Gossip Girl,’ other public figures and shows that have pushed the envelope and challenged the levels of comfort in their viewers and fans… we are not the first.” I’m going to break this down for both Dianna, and for GQ Magazine, who defended their uncreative photographer by saying, “these ‘kids’ are in their twenties and should be able to “do what they want.” Here goes. The problem is not that Glee is a family show, and young children will be exposed to the magazine. The problem is that women in the entertainment industry are consistently sexualized by men, and yet they continue to pose nearly naked. Do you ever see Reese Witherspoon on the cover of a magazine in her underwear? She’s the only celebrity that has spoken out about her deliberate choice to keep her clothes on in photo-shoots. It isn’t necessary, and the next time the photographer comes up with the unoriginal idea, perhaps Lea Michele and Dianna Agron should stand up for themselves.

2 thoughts on “Dianna Agron on Glee GQ Photo-Shoot: “Everyone Else Does it””

  1. that is a lame apology. what they don’t get is the part about being taken seriously for their talents and how posing as slutty school girls licking lollipops totally devalues them. they looked like idiots. be sexy in a photo shoot, fine, but don’t do stupid/trashy/auto mechanic calendar crap (sorry, auto mechanics). show us sexy and tasteful. and absolutely, they should stand up for themselves. it’s their images, their rep, their “brand” out there forever that they are cheapening themselves by the second.

    1. Ha! That’s a very good point about the auto-mechanic calendars. That’s
      just another reason why the shoot is unoriginal. Here’s my other question
      — why didn’t Cory Monteith take his shirt off? Oh, right — because only
      the women in the industry strip for money.

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