I’ve got a bone to pick with the cast of Glee. Not only are they beginning to look their age on the show, but they’re FLAUNTING their age in the media. The obviously twenty-something cast members have repeatedly taken risque photographs. Naya Rivera posed in lacy underwear for Maxim and Heather Morris took “artistic” nudes. Lately it seems every chance Lea Michele can get she takes her clothes off. (Don’t get me started on Lea Michele, I can’t stand her. And by the way, Lea, you are NOT Barbra. You wish.) She recently posed for Marie Claire topless, covering herself with her hand, and pant-less on the cover of Glamour. And now she, Dianna Agron and Cory Monteith are on the cover of GQ in “very adult photos of young women who perform in a family show,” says Katie Couric , scantily clad and groping each other. (Cory remained fully clothed, for some reason.)
Dianna Agron halfheartedly apologized, but then warped it to say she was sorry if anyone was offended but she isn’t the only one doing it and that if eight-year-olds see these photos it’s their parents’ fault… “At the time, it wasn’t my favorite idea. But I did not walk away. Nobody is perfect, and these photos do not represent who I am.” Then why take them? Lea Michele’s response? “I don’t know how they got me to do half the stuff I did.” ???
Yes, these actors are all in their twenties and are free to do what they want. However, they are portraying young teens and have a public image to uphold.
If they want to be seen as adults, maybe they should take adult roles.
What I loved about Glee was that it represented semi-realistic high school drama and dealt with bullies, self esteem, stereotypes and even religion. All very relatable. But the Madonna and Lady Gaga and Britney Spears episodes were just plain stupid. I felt like I was watching bad interpretations of the music videos. That never happened when I was in high school…
In conclusion, I’m challenging Glee to get back on track and take on some more serious high school related struggles and triumphs. I’m also challenging the cast members to clean up their acts and be positive role models for their audience.
1. Snow White lives with seven dwarfs.
2. Cinderella wears glass slippers. High maintenance.
3. Aurora has three “fairy” godmothers.
4. Ariel is a hoarder. Plus, she grew up under water. Strange.
5. Belle would rather read than marry the town hottie.
6. Jasmine would rather play with her cat than go on blind dates.
7. Pocahontas sings to a tree.
8. Mulan is a tranny.
9. Maiden Marion is a fox. Animals can’t get married. Deh.
10. Madam Mim. Enough said.
It’s frightening to think this pathetic TV character, based on Tina Fey’s real life, and I experienced a similar childhood/youth.
On the bright side, Liz/Tina turns out okay, see:
“Okay, this is gonna sound really weird. But, um, you need to wear a bra.”
“Why do you sound surprised? I love America. Just because I think gay dudes should be allowed to adopt kids and we should all have hybrid cars doesn’t mean I don’t love America?”
“I pretty much just do whatever Oprah tells me to.”
“Hey, nerds! Who’s got two thumbs, speaks limited French, and hasn’t cried once today? [pointing thumbs at self] This moi.”
“Lovers.. oh, that word bums me out unless it’s between meat and pizza.”
“One time I laughed at a blind guy eating spaghetti! Sometimes I pee in the shower if I’m really tired!”
“Thanks, it’s my own recipe. I use cheddar cheese instead of water.”
“Lizzing is a combination of laughing and whizzing.”
“I write ’til four in the morning eating dry fistfuls of Raisin Bran to stay awake, which, by the way, is how I’m able to ride the fart train to work every day.”
“In my experience, ‘let’s think about it’ usually ends up as me watching Solid Gold in my basement on prom night.”
“Can I share with you my worldview? All of humankind has one thing in common: the sandwich. I believe that all anyone really wants in this life is to sit in peace and eat a sandwich.”
“If I have learned anything from my SIMS family: When a child doesn’t see his father enough he starts to jump up and down, then his mood level with drop until he pees himself.”
“My mom used to send me articles about how older virgins are considered good luck in Mexico.”
“He could be a serial killer. He could wear a thumb ring.”
“There ain’t no party like a Liz Lemon party ’cause a Liz Lemon party is mandatory!”
“God, three weddings in one day, I’m going to be in Spanx for 12 hours. My elastic line is gonna get infected again.”
“There are as many ways to live in this world as there are people in this world, and each one deserves a closer look.” -Harriet the Spy
My name is Olivia Hawks, and I love gay men. Growing up I did not have a doting dad. He was critical of the way I looked and didn’t say the nice things little girls like to hear. As a result I became an extremely insecure young lady with no need for boys, they only hurt feelings.
Once in college I found myself surrounded by many generous, sweet and loving boys. I became what is known as a Fag Hag. People laughed at me or felt bad for me because I hung out with gay men. “…can’t get a real boyfriend,” they’d say. With “my gays,” compliments were plentiful. Fun was had. They were exactly what I needed. Gay guys make the best friends.
I am politically, morally, and socially very conservative. However I’m all for gay rights. One of my favorite movie lines comes from “Saved”. “Why would God make us so different if He wanted us to be the same?” Many Christians believe being gay is a sin. There are much worse sins being committed in their very own households. I dare you “…who is without sin cast the first stone.”
Just recently a devout Christian boy was “outed” by his roommate. He felt such shame that he took his own life.
His name was Tyler Clementi, a freshman at Rutgers University, who was secretly taped allegedly having sex with another male. “Authorities say Clementi’s roommate, Dharun Ravi, 18, set up a camera in their room and remotely turned it on without Clementi’s knowledge. He also tried to stream it live on the Internet,” according to People.com.
“Roommate asked for the room till midnight. I went into molly’s room and turned on my webcam. I saw him making out with a dude. Yay,” Ravi wrote on his Twitter page, Sept. 19.
Three days later Tyler wrote on his Facebook wall, “Jumping off the gw bridge sorry.”
“Ravi and another student, Molly Wei, 18, have been charged with two counts each of invasion of privacy after police learned the camera had been placed in the room without Clementi’s permission, Middlesex County prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan says. If convicted, they face up to five years in prison for the charges.
‘If the charges are true, these actions gravely violate the University’s standards of decency and humanity,’ Rutgers President Richard McCormick said in a statement. ‘Our university community feels the pain of his loss, and I know there is anger and outrage about these events’,” reports People.com.
I went to the Facebook page “In Honor of Tyler Climenti” and in the “Info” was this statement:
“In Honor of Tyler Clementi all comments that seek to harass his tormentors, his family, or his memory will be removed from this page; all hate speech or comments that fail to respect the grieving communities will be removed from this page. This page will only be published and open for comments on a random basis, as a way to limit the hate-speech, and cruel, vulgar abuse that has swarmed it.”
On the “Tyler Clementi Memorial” Facebook page people have already uploaded pornographic and hateful photographs, too offensive for me to post.
“This needs to be a wake up call to everyone that teenage bullying and teasing is an epidemic in this country, and the death rate is climbing,” says Ellen DeGeneres, openly gay talk show host. “We have an obligation to change this.”
There is too much evil in the world.
Take a step back and look at what you stand for.