If you check out the local news stands this coming month you'll be able to see something that would make you register as a sex offender. At least according to some overly protective parents groups.
You see, a recent photo shoot with models between the ages of 24 and 28 is creating a stir with parent groups calling fowl and tossing out accusations that it encourages Pedophilia. Here's one of the photo's in question.
Yup, nothing to get all Gleeful about here..
But to be fair, the inside of the magazine has the following images
The Glee photo shoot featured in the November issue of GQ is facing criticism from the Parents Television Council. The group recently chastised Miley Cyrus for her “Who Owns My Heart” video and Taylor Momsen on the cover of Revolver which, of course, made sense. (Although to a lesser extent with Taylor Momsen because she wasn’t the lynchpin of an entire franchise aimed at 12-year-olds. Plus who the hell is she?) But now they’re going a tad overboard by labeling the GQ shoot as “pedophilia” in an official statement:These people might actually have a point if Lea Michele and Dianna Agron weren’t both, oh I dunno, 24. Also,
“It is disturbing that GQ, which is explicitly written for adult men, is sexualizing the actresses who play high school-aged characters on ‘Glee’ in this way. It borders on pedophilia. Sadly, this is just the latest example of the overt sexualization of young girls in entertainment,” said PTC President Tim Winter.
“Many children who flocked to ‘High School Musical’ have grown into ‘Glee’ fans. They are now being treated to seductive, in-your-face poses of the underwear-clad female characters posing in front of school lockers, one of them opting for a full-frontal crotch shot. By authorizing this kind of near-pornographic display, the creators of the program have established their intentions on the show’s direction. And it isn’t good for families.”
But it makes you wonder. Didn't Glee just have an episode where one of the characters dresses up like Britney Spears and.. well, she does every one of her provocative dance numbers? Not to mention that tonight they have an episode were they're doing the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Seems to me that Glee is doing pretty well at visualizing these people without GQ's help.
Oh, did I forget to mention that the Britney Spears episode had the very Jewish kid getting caught jerking off to a video of Rachel in a skimpy outfit, and in the latest episode, Brittany and Santana had a little lesbian make out session on a bed. Yup, this show may look like High School Musical, but it really is far from it.
Yeah, these parents may allow their children to watch a show about high school kids and may not actually want them exposed to such sexuality, but again, the show is overly sexual already and this is a men's magazine. If these people didn't draw attention to the photo spread it would have likely gone unnoticed by their children. Most of all, Glee is not a fucking show for children.
But hey, Dianna Agron took to her blog last Wednesday night to apologize for her controversial GQ spread with fellow castmates Lea Michele and Cory Monteith, saying “it wasn’t my favorite idea, but I did not walk away.” Seriously? Grow some balls you fucking pussy. Oh, how dare I upset my fans who clearly are jerking off to these images.
Do you remember that famous scene with Pheobe Cates in Fast Times at Ridgemont High? Yeah, that one. You just pictured those tits, didn't you? Well guess what, pedophile, she was playing a High School Student in that film. If the shit these folks are saying is true then you've just crossed over to the creepy zone.
I imagine that if that made you a pedo, then perhaps there's some serious issues with Halloween with the ladies dressing up in cheer leading outfits and other school girl outfits that just scream out as to something being not age appropriate.
Either way, you have to wonder who is perpetuating the stereotype that cheerleaders are "sexy". It's probably a self fulfilling prophecy when you think about it. Society sees them as sex objects and then they just continue the cycle by creating cheers that paint them in that image. And let me tell you, age has no limit when it comes to this patriarchy...
Cheerleader, 11, ousted for refusing to ‘shake booty’Geez, way to ruin cheerleading, you non-bootilicious, 11 year old brat! What did you think you were signing up for when you turned in the permission slip and athletic dues? Did you not realize your costume was essentially a short skirt and a tight top? It's not like you're cheerleading for Jesus at Sunday mass.
She says she was thrown off squad for standing up for her beliefs. An 11-year-old girl who was thrown off a Nebraska elementary school’s junior cheerleading squad because she refused to “shake her booty” says that while the gyrations may be a crowd-pleaser, she doesn’t think young girls should be moving their bodies like that.
“It just felt wrong. I don’t know why,” Faylene Frampton said Wednesday during an interview on TODAY with Tamron Hall. “It just didn’t feel it was a cheer that was appropriate for kids of my age or younger.”
The sixth-grader from Ashland, Neb., says she complained to cheerleading coach Tina Harris in the past that she did not feel comfortable with the cheer, which is number 33 in the squad’s 44-cheer routine.
The cheer calls upon Faylene and younger members of the squad — including some in the second grade — to turn their backs to the bleachers, bend over, and move their pelvises from side to side.
The cheer had been used in the past, but Faylene says never liked doing it and told the coach so. So when Harris gave the signal for “shake your booty” on Oct. 10, the third-to-last game of the season, she decided it was time to put her foot down — both of them, actually — and take a stand.
Faylene, the oldest and most senior of the junior cheerleaders, refused to do the cheer and was sent home. Later, her father was informed by the coach during a phone call that Faylene was being benched for the last two games for disrespecting the coach.
I mean, fuck. If you don't want to be objectified sexually, don't be female, I say. I just don't want to live in a world where 11 year old girls aren't made to grind and shake it like a stripper in front of a crowd at after school youth sports activities.
Then you have your cheerleaders who just flat out refuse to cheer because they don't want to encourage their rapist.
5th Circuit: Cheerleader can’t refuse to cheerThe girls should fly a picket sign outside the school saying "I was forced to cheer for my rapist". I mean, it's not like joining the cheer leading squad is implied consent to have sex with the football team, thus a cheerleader could never be raped and it's always consensual sex.
A former Silsbee, Texas, high school cheerleader did not have a First Amendment right to refuse to cheer for a basketball player she claimed had sexually assaulted her, a federal appeals court panel has ruled.
The student — known in court papers as H.S. — attended a party after a Silsbee High School football game in October 2008, when she was 16. She alleged that several individuals sexually assaulted her, including then-football players Rakheem Bolton, Christian Rountree and an unidentified juvenile.
In January 2009, a racially divided grand jury from Hardin County refused to indict the players, who did not have criminal records. (Later, some of the players were indicted.)
H.S. said that school officials ordered her to cheer for Bolton, who also played on the basketball team, at a February 2009 game. H.S. cheered for the team, but refused to cheer for Bolton individually. She said that Richard Bain Jr., the superintendent of schools, and Gail Lokey, who was the principal at Silsbee High, ordered her to cheer for Bolton when the other cheerleaders cheered or go home. H.S. refused, left the game, and was subsequently dismissed from the squad by cheerleading coach Sissy McInnis.
In May 2009, H.S.’s parents — known in court papers as John and Jane Doe — sued District Attorney David Sheffield, Silsbee Independent School District, Superintendent Bain, Principal Lokey and McInnis. H.S.’s parents argued that Sheffield violated the First Amendment by retaliating against H.S. for filing sexual-assault charges by revealing details about the case to the public.
With respect to the school and the school defendants, H.S. and her parents contended that she was punished because of her “symbolic expression” not to cheer for Bolton.
You have to wonder why when he copped a plea to assault why wasn't it just automatically a case to throw him off the team and send him to an alternative school avoiding this issue altogether.
Then again, this is Texas we're talking about. Texas has worked more high school athletes to death than any other state by a wide margin. Just a reminder that some high school in Texas spend tens of millions of dollars on their football stadiums, which include jumbotrons and other such lavish shit.
This new stadium will feature:
* Video Scoreboard
* Two level press box with film deck and Observation deck
* Home side reserved seating with seat backs
* 1,5000 additional parking spaces with 4,500 total parking spaces
* 18,000 seat Stadium with upper deck seating including:
* 5,000 reserved seating,
* 2,700 General Admission
* 4,000 Students
* 5,300 Visitor
* 1,000 Band
The cost? $60 million. And even though it's the #2 best high school football team in the United States, that's 18,000 seats in a stadium for a 3,855 student body school. If they sold out seven home games a year at maximum capacity at ten dollars a ticket, it would still take sixty years to even think about paying it off.
And I just have to say this to Texas. No one cares that it's dealing with Texas. I swear, you people are worse than New Yorkers when it comes to self importance. Why hell would you make such a big deal about it "being in Texas". Check out my Texas class ring, I got it when I graduated Texas High! I was the giant ten gallon hat mascot for the Texas hatters, voted most likely to love Texas forever!
I don't care that this is in Texas, it's still a huge shithole. Would Texans please stop acting like anyone gives a fuck about anything that happens in the state just because it so happens to be Texas?
So in short, fuck cheer leading and fuck the parent groups who jump to assumptions based on the look of someone on a photo shoot. Further more, if you don't want to be paraded around as an object, don't join the fucking cheer squad. That's like suggesting you were male gazed when you did the Swimsuit photo shoot of sports illustrated.