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PTC Slams 'Glee' Sex Episode

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 8th 2011 1:05PM
GleeThe Parents Television Council is at it again, and this time 'Glee' is in their crosshairs.

The watchdog group is targeting 'Glee' (Tuesdays, 8PM ET on Fox) over the Tues., Nov. 8 episode, 'The First Time.' The episode features several teen characters having sex for the first time. Naturally, this has riled the PTC.

According to EW, the PTC is not taking issue with the genders of the couples having sex, just the content matter.

"The fact that 'Glee' intends to not only broadcast, but celebrate children having sex is reprehensible," Tim Winter, PTC president, said in a statement. "The gender of the high school characters involved is irrelevant. Teen sex is now more prevalent on TV than adult sex and 'Glee' is only playing into that trend. Research proves that television is a teen sexual super peer that can, and likely will, influence a teen's decision to become sexually active. Fox knows the show inherently attracts kids; celebrating teen sex constitutes gross recklessness."

Recently, the PTC has targeted 'The Playboy Club,' 'Skins,' and 'The X Factor.' The parents group is taking partial credit for the cancellation of NBC's 'Playboy Club.'

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Alright let me try my hand at trolling here...


I don't understand what is wrong honestly. The show doesn't even actually show any of the characters having sex, so they kiss a bit and talk about it. The only way your pure, virtuous children would even know what they were talking about for half the episode would be if they were educated about it from elsewhere.

These parents need to face it: times have changed. And this isn't a show with child porn or anything. Hell, the only reason they are all so up in arms about this anyways is because the show DARED to have to homosexual male characters show their love for each other in a very special and intimate way. That's not corruption of the children, that's education. People show they love each other through intimacy and compassion. People don't like it, they can change the channel or let the V-chip take over.

And by the way, all of you people using the out of context Bible passages or trying to preach the hate to the rest of the TVSquad community, I honestly am kind of looking forward to what kind of replies you might post to this.

Oh and for a little more fuel for this already flaming inferno, I'm GAY. I'm a TEENAGER. GO!

November 10 2011 at 9:33 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

If people are really that offended by Glee, a show which takes controversial issues and deals with them in a tasteful manner as well as pushing the boundaries by trying to change the way people view these so called taboos, they are idiots. If they are really worried about shows that celebrate teenagers having sex perhaps they should start by getting rid of shows like 16 and pregnant or teen mom which glamorizes high schoolers having sex and tells young girls its okay to get pregnant and have sex at 14, 15, or 16 because it could land them on tv.

November 10 2011 at 1:52 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

This group seems to deny that teenagers have sex, they may not want to admit it but it does take place.

November 09 2011 at 3:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I cant believe the hype here!! This eposode was handled with class and style!! The bible thumpers be damned! Welcomed to the REAL world!!

November 09 2011 at 12:12 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Whatever! No one complained when the two female stars were making out or during an episode or where the male teens had to picture "the beast" to not get aroused when making out with their girlfriends or that one of the highschool students was pregant....but put a little male on male romance and 'whoa, hold on we gotta put a stop to this"....what a bunch of hypocrites......just like straight male society to be okay with the female to female attraction but get all bent out of shape with any male queer story line...what a bunch of idiots...oh and here's a bright idea...if you don't like something or get offended...don't watch.....

November 08 2011 at 10:53 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

Once again the PTC is depending on the media to teach children right from wrong. Sex education begins in the home, so why don't they go after irresponsible parents instead? Sex is prevalent all over TV these days, and it's just as easy to change the channel, or put parental locks on those programs that parents don't want their children to see. The End.

November 08 2011 at 8:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I cannot believe I agree with them.

But first: It's a TV show. The actors are well into their 20s. They are not children.

Glee has become a ***** magnet for publicity. They are locked into a tough time slot against NCIS (the most-watched TV show) and Biggest Loser (loyal fans) and even Tim Allen (bad slotting fo him, but loyal fans).

I jumped of the Glee train because of my anger at the way they are portraying the baby-stealing. As an adopted person and an adoptive father, this is pandering to the most uninformed fears. If someone tried to steal my daughter this way, there would not be much left for the police to prosecute.

November 08 2011 at 8:07 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Dave & Pat

Of course the PTC are right!, not that it will do much good. Those who serve up Glee and others like it deserve some of the blame for the hyper sexualization of our culture, and our youth. The argument that kids are doing it anyway, so let the producers go for it, is very illogical on its face. Why not have a show about teen suicide, making it look reasonable and showing ways to accomplish it? Kids are doing it anyway; why not? Maybe the visual media does have suggestive power, and shapes culture as well as reflects it. Wake up!

November 08 2011 at 7:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It's the age old question ... why can't these idiots just change the channel?

November 08 2011 at 7:55 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

NEWSFLASH! Teens have sex. What a relevation. Those teens will have sex regardless of whether it's broadcasted on TV or not. Teens don't say things like "I saw Rachel and Finn bang, guess it's my turn!" or "Wow! Someone smoked weed on TV! That makes it okay for me to do it!" Give teens some credit, will you?

November 08 2011 at 7:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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