Another "Glee"-related photo shoot is causing controversy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The latest tempest follows a storm of criticism over last year’s photo shoot featuring “Glee” stars in GQ that some observers saw as encouraging pedophilia, as previously reported.
This time the issue is domestic abuse. The photos feature Heather Morris, who stars as Brittany on the program, with a black eye.
The photographs by Tyler Shields prompted some commenters on his website to decry the work for glamorizing domestic abuse, the story says. (To see the photos, click here.) One photo shows Morris placing an iron on a man’s crotch.
One commenter on the website wrote: “I do.not.get.it. Why do you keep producing photos glamorizing violence against women? There is absolutely nothing new or revelatory about pics like this. Take a look at the women being fed into a meat grinder or on a dog leash on the cover of Hustler in the 1970s. These photos are mere replicas of that antiquated sensibility. They no longer shock, and they never enlightened. They just perpetuate images of battered women. Can you please explain why you’re so stuck in the dark ages?”