Dianna Agron 'Sorry' For Racy GQ Spread

Dianna Agron 'Sorry' For Racy GQ Spread-photo

Glee's Dianna Agron is issuing an apology to Gleeks (especially young ones) for the eyebrow-raising GQ spread branded borderline "pedophilia" by the Parents Television Council.

"If your eight-year-old has a copy of our GQ cover in hand... I am sorry," Dianna wrote on her personal blog (via The Hollywood Reporter) Wednesday night. "Nobody is perfect, and these photos do not represent who I am."

The actress who plays head cheerleader Quinn penned a lengthy response to the controversy over the racy shoot, which shows her and Lea Michele mugging in short kilts and undies with co-star Cory Monteith. While she apologizes for making Gleeks feel uncomfortable, Dianna points out that hers isn't exactly the first seductive magazine spread in history.

She writes: "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. Now, in perpetuating the type of images that evoke these kind of emotions, I am sorry."

Dianna, 24, adds that GQ asked her, Lea and Corey to play "very heightened," "‘Hit Me Baby One More Time’" versions of their Glee characters, and while it wasn't her "favorite idea," she admits, "I did not walk away."

For the record, the actress wants fans to know that she prefers sweatpants to couture and her dream photo shoot would find her "in a treehouse, in a wild costume, war-paint and I’d be playing with my pet dragon."

Now there's a magazine spread we'd like to see!

What do you think of Dianna's apology? Weigh in via the comments and check out 'Glee' in GQ here.

 

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  • frake9328
    frake9328

    Dianna Agron is one of my favorite celeb and i agree with all of you glee episodes is not for kids . In glee the images, shot by photographer Terry Richardson, showed Agron and Michele in their underwear, licking lollypops and striking sexy poses.

  • justunbiased
    justunbiased

    Just once, I'd like to see a young actress stand up for herself. She's 24. She made the decision to continue with the shoot. If she felt that she was going to have to apologize for them afterward, why do the shoot? Take some responsibility for your actions. Plus, Glee is not a show marketed to 8 year olds. It's mid-teens show at best. Why feel the need to apologize to parents of 8-year olds? They shouldn't be watching the show to begin with. Actually, she did not apologize for doing the shoot, she apologized if she had offended anyone. Read her post for yourself on her blog, imho she deserves more respect now

  • Jodie Genevieve Passey
    Jodie Genevieve Passey

    I can't believe this even sparked controversy! They're all over 21, they certainly don't look any younger, and Glee's a post watershed show anyway. It wasn't even that racy! I'm sad she feels she has to apologize, there's absolutely nothing wrong with that shoot.

  • mia
    mia

    read her entire post, you idiots! she said it just the way that a 24 yr old fine lady would! SHE IS SORRY FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO WERE OFFENDED, BUT POINTED OUT THAT SHE ISN'T SORRY FOR BEING A PART OF THIS CRAZY WORLD OF HOLLYWOOD, because she loves being part of it. she loves her job. SO BEFORE CLAIMING THAT SHE IS SORRY FOR DOING THE SHOOT, READ HER BLOG FIRST!!!

  • haha.
    haha.

    Why are these kids watching Glee? Or reading GQ? I am a Glee fan and a parent and a rather conservative individual. Seems to me people want to blame a show, an actress, and a magazine for what boils down to failure to monitor what your children are doing. The show is NOT for kids! GQ is not Highlights Magazine. Don't like what they are doing? Exercise your right to a personal boycositt. oh you must really suck.

  • barbara02
    barbara02

    That's always the same sh*t! A child/teenage idol shoot some sexy photos, and all the "concerned parentes" go crazy! That's so ridiculous! First, the three have more than 21-years-old, so they know very well what they want to do and don't need to ask for nobody's permission. Second, we don't have this magazine here in Brazil, but it seems that GQ is not a magazine for children to read, so it's up to their parents to control what they can or cannot see. Third, I have a ten-years-old sister, we both and my mother love "Glee", I have showed them the pictures and there was no kind of problems with that! It's nothing but a beautiful work of art in my opinion, and my sister knows that it's only photos. She still loving "Glee", specially Dianna Agron and her role "Quinn". The photos didn't changed nothing on her personality or the way she sees "Glee" and it's characters. People need to learn how to be more "flexible". Dianna, don't be sorry for what you did! You are amazing on that photos and so as Lea and Cory. Congratulations!

  • Checker
    Checker

    Yet another reason why Europeans look in shocked amazement to the US. It's okay to make a TV-show about a serial-killer, it's okay to blow up and torture as many "bad guys" as possible, it's okay show bodies in the most gruesome ways in pictures or on TV... but beware if something looks like sex or even a nipple. Tsk prudes...

  • reneelucky7
    reneelucky7

    Personally- I feel that these actress can do whatever they want. Just because they play teenagers in Glee doesn't make them teenagers in life. Most of the cast are well into their mid to late 20's. But I do feel that it does send a bad message. GQ is a magazine for adult men. I think that it is creepy and perverted that they have the Glee stars posing in school and locker rooms. A pediphile would love these photos.

  • Reverend Flash
    Reverend Flash

    Parents groups can go to hell. First of all, these actors are twenty-something adults. (The male on the GQ cover is only three or four short years younger than the actor playing the main teacher on the show.) Most porn stars and strippers are the same age as these "kids". And true pedophilia - if these parents groups even knew the meanings of their own terms - would involve pre-pubescent children, not advanced high school girls who are portrayed as dressing up like Olivia Newton-John in Grease or leading promiscuous sex lives while being the head cheerleader. Parents groups should look inward and wonder why they're letting their own little kids look at racy TV shows and men's magazines. Stop babysitting all over my culture, you crab-apples!

  • hearts
    hearts

    Don't apologize! You are a grown woman and Glee isn't even a show for kids! In the being of every episode it says "Parental disceration is advised" Meaning that the parents should not let their children watching it if they don't want to! And GQ isn't a magazine for kids, either! So how in the hell does this effect them? Diana's pictures weren't even all that bad, especally for a photoshoot by Terry Richardson. Lea's were a thousand times worse! IF these uppity bastards are so concerned, than monitor what your children do more strcitly. Use your damn parental blocks! You can also block certain types of wesites, too. So you have no one to blame but yourselvs. YOU chose what your children have acess to. I hardly doubt 9 year olds go looking for GQ, so if anything, you left your magazine lying around and your kid picked it up. And whose fault would that be....? THE PTC is made up of 40 year old housewives with empty nest syndromw who have nothing better to do than bitch :/

  • Joe Bua
    Joe Bua

    You are totally misrepresenting what Dianna said on her blog. She said ... If you are hurt or these photos make you uncomfortable, it was never our intention. And 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? She's not sorry about taking the pics, she's sorry that parents are letting their kids read GQ, which is a mag for adults.

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    She's stupid!

  • H. Teadlebaum
    H. Teadlebaum

    You've done this woman disservice by not printing her comments in their entirety. She did stand up for herself. She is not sorry she posed for the picture, just that parents can't separate actors from their characters. She acquitted herself quite nicely. Go read her blog again, reporter!

  • Kevin
    Kevin

    Just once, I'd like to see a young actress stand up for herself. She's 24. She made the decision to continue with the shoot. If she felt that she was going to have to apologize for them afterward, why do the shoot? Take some responsibility for your actions. Plus, Glee is not a show marketed to 8 year olds. It's mid-teens show at best. Why feel the need to apologize to parents of 8-year olds? They shouldn't be watching the show to begin with.

  • Pam
    Pam

    I agree with jendem. This is in no way "pedofilia." Many of the actors and actresses on Glee are adults, over the age of 18. This is a TV show in which the actors PORTRAY high school students. THEY ARE ACTING! Glee is not a show for children, and GQ is not a magazine for children, so if parents are getting so upset over this, they need to seriously monitor what their children are exposed to. By the way, Lea Michele has done much racier things than this on Broadway. Agree! These are adult actors free to choose. If the TV watchdogs don't like it then they are free to choose and turn it off.

  • Jordan
    Jordan

    I agree with jendem. This is in no way "pedofilia." Many of the actors and actresses on Glee are adults, over the age of 18. This is a TV show in which the actors PORTRAY high school students. THEY ARE ACTING! Glee is not a show for children, and GQ is not a magazine for children, so if parents are getting so upset over this, they need to seriously monitor what their children are exposed to. By the way, Lea Michele has done much racier things than this on Broadway.

  • Billybob
    Billybob

    Them there ladies is hot

  • jendem19
    jendem19

    Why are these kids watching Glee? Or reading GQ? I am a Glee fan and a parent and a rather conservative individual. Seems to me people want to blame a show, an actress, and a magazine for what boils down to failure to monitor what your children are doing. The show is NOT for kids! GQ is not Highlights Magazine. Don't like what they are doing? Exercise your right to a personal boycott.