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Dianna Agron Apologizes for GQ Photo Shoot

Previously, Lea Michele (24), Cory Monteith (28), and Dianna Agron (24) appeared on the cover of GQ, in a series of controversial ("controversial") Terry Richardson images that some people found sexy, some creepy, and the president of the Parents Television Council predictably and nonsensically found to “border on pedophilia.” Agron — who was wearing less clothes than Monteith in the photos, but lots more than Michele — took to her personal blog (which is pretty great!) to nicely and calmly apologize for offending anyone:


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 was a very sheltered child, and was not aware of anything provocative or risque in the media while I was navigating through my formative years. When I was finally allowed to watch a movie like Grease, I did not even understand what on earth Rizzo was talking about!? [Ed note: Who among us was not once confounded by the 25 cent insurance policy?] 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 …

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 … 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 …

Reasonable! Though we do want to point out to Agron that a photo shoot involving her "pet dragon" might not be any less risqué than the one she just appeared in.

I’d like to start by saying ... [Dianna Agron, but you can call me Charlie]

Photo: GQ