November 8, 2011
“Glee” from Parents Television Council President Tim Winter:
“The fact that
‘Glee’ intends to not only broadcast, but celebrate children having
sex is reprehensible. 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.
“Few parents realize the creator of ‘Glee’ also demonstrated his
taste for the depths of depravity in creating ‘Nip/Tuck,’ a program
in which no taboo was too extreme to violate. In fact, he stated
publicly that his legacy may be to make possible a rear-entry scene
on broadcast television. If past behavior is any indicator, parents
can expect ‘Glee’ to continue down this dangerous path.”
with a representative from
the Parents Television
Council, please contact
Megan Franko at (703)
859-5054 or Liz Krieger at
(703) 683-5004 ext. 120.
The Parents Television Council™ (www.parentstv.org®)
is a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment.
It was founded in 1995 to ensure that children are not constantly assaulted by sex, violence
and profanity on television and in other media. This national
grassroots organization has more than 1.3 million members across the
United States, and works with television producers, broadcasters,
networks and sponsors in an effort to stem the flow of harmful and
negative messages targeted to children. The PTC also works with
elected and appointed government officials to enforce broadcast
decency standards. Most importantly, the PTC produces critical
research and publications documenting the dramatic increase in sex,
violence and profanity in entertainment. This information is
provided free of charge so parents can make informed viewing choices
for their own families.