“My bad,” says Glee cutie Dianna Agron.
The blonde actress, who spoofed Britney Spears to hilarious perfection on the show earlier this season, has issued a public apology for appearing nearly nude in a series of jaw-dropping snaps heating up the November issue of GQ Magazine. Argron is speaking out on the heels of protests from the Parents Television Council, who have described GQ’s so-called “Glee Gone Wild” photoshoot as “borderline pedophilia.” While GQ is sticking by its decision to run scantily-clad images of the adult stars who played high schoolers — Cory Monteith, Lea Michele, and Agron — on the Emmy-nominated hit, Dianna, on the other hand, now believes she could have used better judgement.
“…They asked us to play very heightened versions of our school characters. A ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time’ version. At the time, it wasn’t my favorite idea, but I did not walk away. I must say, I am trying to live my life with a sharpie marker approach. You can’t erase the strokes you’ve made, but each step is much bolder and more deliberate. I’m moving forward from this one, and after today, putting it to rest. I am only myself, I can only be me. These aren’t photos I am going to frame and put on my desk, but hey, nor are any of the photos I take for magazines….”
The actress is quick to point out, however, that parents must be more vigilent in preventing their children from getting their hands on adult material.
“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. 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?” the 24-year-old wrote in a blog entry Thursday.
Explaining that she’s speaking only for herself — not on behalf of any of her co-stars, her FOX series, or GQ, Dianna says: “I understand that in today’s world of advanced technology, the Internet, our kids can be subject to very adult material at the click of a button. But there are parental locks, and ways to get around this. I am twenty-four years old. I have been a pretty tame and easy-going girl my whole life. Nobody is perfect, and these photos do not represent who I am,” she continued.
GQ has had a more volatile approach to the brewing controversy:
“The Parents Television Council must not be watching much TV these days and should learn to divide reality from fantasy. As often happens in Hollywood, these ‘kids’ are in their twenties. Cory Monteith is almost 30! I think they’re old enough to do what they want,” fumes the magazine’s editor-in-chief Jim Nelson.
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