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Lady Gaga ‘Glee’ Episode Under Attack For Gay Themes – Family – Genealogy
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Glee’s 90-minute Born This Way episode is coming under attack from social conservatives who say the show celebrates being gay.On Tuesday’s Lady Gaga-inspired episode, gay student Kurt Hummel, played by Chris Colfer, returns to McKinley High after closeted football player Dave Karofsky, played by Max Adler, is blackmailed by Santana, played by Naya Rivera, to stop bullying Kurt. Santana confesses to Dave that they play on the same team. An emotional Kurt agrees to leave the Dalton Academy Warblers – and his new-found boyfriend Blaine Anderson, played by Darren Criss – after Dave caves in to Kurt’s demand for him to organize a chapter of PFLAG.Blaine sends off Kurt with an emotional rendition of Somewhere Only We Know.And wearing a t-shirt that says “LIKES BOYS,” Kurt steals the show’s final and pivotal Born This Waynumber.”This is [creator] Ryan Murphy’s latest depraved initiative to promote his gay agenda,” Dan Gainor, vice president of conservative media watchdog Media Research Center, bristled to ABC News.”This is clearly Ryan Murphy’s vision of what growing up should be. It’s a high school most parents would not want to send their kids to.”Bryan Fischer of the Christian conservative American Family Association (AFA) called the show “product placement” in an appearance on Houston’s Fox affiliate.”[A]dvertisers purchase time on television programs because they know that what people see on television influences their behavior and influences their choices,” Fischer said. “We should not glamorize it [gay relationships] anymore than we would glamorize intravenous drug use.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)Hot on the heels of the Madonna episode, Glee paid tribute to Lady Gaga Tuesday, drawing praise from the often-imitated star.”I love Glee,” the singer told Entertainment Weekly. “I went to a musical theatre school, and used to dream that someday the students would be singing my songs.”Yesterday’s episode saw New Directions do just that, when the club’s female vocalists – and Kurt – donned some of Gaga’s most memorable looks to rock the auditorium with “Bad Romance.”But it was Rachel’s duet with Shelby of “Poker Face” that stole the show – a shared final moment between the mother-daughter pair after Shelby came clean about being unprepared for full-time motherhood.And what did Broadway vet Idina Menzel think of tackling the showstopper?”I don’t channel Lady Gaga,” Menzel told MTV. “I’m just in awe of Lady Gaga.” -Kiran HefaTell us: Did Glee do Lady Gaga justice? What other Lady Gaga songs would you like to see the show cover?
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