‘Glee’s’ Dianna Agron ‘Sorry’ For Racy GQ Photos
First Published: October 21, 2010 10:42 AM EDT Credit: GQ
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- “Glee” star Dianna Agron is apologizing for the racy new GQ feature – which was released on Tuesday and features a scantily clad Lea Michele with Dianna, along with a fully clothed Cory Monteith.
“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 on her blog, explaining that she’s not speaking on behalf of any of her co-stars, her FOX series or GQ.
“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 in the lengthy blog post. “I am also not the girl who rolls out of bed with flawless makeup and couture clothing. I am most comfortable with my hair thrown on top of my head, in sweats, laughing with my friends. Glee is a show that represents the underdogs, which is a feeling I have embraced much of my own life, and to those viewers, the photos in GQ don’t give them that same feeling. I understand completely.”
Dianna explained that her perfect photo shoot would involve less sex appeal and more dragons.
“For GQ, 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. Those are all characters we’ve played for this crazy job, one that I love and am so fortunate to have, each and every day. If you asked me for my dream photo shoot, I’d be in a treehouse, in a wild costume, war-paint and I’d be playing with my pet dragon. Until then…..,” the actress wrote.
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, the Parents Television Council issued a statement on Wednesday, slamming the photos, calling them “disturbing” and “near-pornographic.” When contacted by Access Hollywood, FOX had no comment on the PTC’s comments.
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