Dianna Agron has taken to her personal weblog to apologize for the controversial GQ photo shoot she took part in.
Agron, who plays Quinn Fabray on the popular Fox TV show, describes herself as an "easygoing girl," and says the GQ pictures "do not represent who [she is]." She believes that "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."
Agron also addresses the issues of risque and age-appropriate content: "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? ...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."
So why did she do the shoot? She explains it this way: "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." Fair enough: she's owning her decision, rather than blaming it on someone else.
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She continues, "I’m moving forward from this [incident], 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."
It seems Agron is admitting that doing the shoot was irresponsible and ill-advised. She also makes a good point when she implies that parents - rather than Agron or her costars - are ultimately responsible for making sure their kids aren't influenced by subject matter like the Glee photo shoot.