Teen Sex On 'Glee': Show Gets Slammed By Protest Groups
Did you catch last night's episode of Glee? If so, you know the reason it's causing such a stir -- the episode depicts two teen couples, one gay and one straight, having sex for the first time. Not only is everyone talking about it, but two organizations are slamming the show for pushing boundaries too far.
Here's what went down: Rachel and Blaine are rehearsing to play Tony and Maria in McKinley's production of West Side Story, but they've been told that they lack passion. So Rachel decides that she has to lose her viriginity and experience that lovin' feeling in order to be able to express it onstage. So Finchel seals the deal, and after getting an awkward start, Kurt and Blaine also share their first time.
While many critics praised the show for advocating and sensitively depicting responsible, informed sex between teens in loving, committed relationships, two groups have expressed a strong negative response. Parent's Television Council president Tim Winter said, "The fact that Glee intends to not only broadcast, but celebrate children having sex is reprehensible." The groups say that their issue is not with the couple's genders, but with the fact that they are teens.
So how did you feel about last night's episode of Glee? Do you think that they depicted teen sex in a responsible way -- or not? Share your thoughts in the comments below.