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Glee sparks outage over virginity episode

tv Updated: Nov 24, 2011 18:09 IST

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An episode of the popular comedy show, Glee, which shows teen couples losing their virginity, has sparked severe outrage even before being telecast. The episode, to be aired on Tuesday, will show two couples – the heterosexual Finn and Rachel and the homosexual Kurt and Blaine – losing their virginity.

EW’s PopWatch describes the episode, titled The First Time, as incredibly moving and says the sex scenes are “handled very delicately.” But television watchdog group, the Parents Television Council is fuming at present, because of the controversial storyline and allege that it is a “celebration” of teen sex.

“The fact that Glee intends to not only broadcast, but celebrate children having sex is reprehensible,” the Fox News quoted PTC President Tim Winter as saying. “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,” he added.