After raising eyebrows with the 'naughty schoolgirl' themed shoot she did for GQ with Glee co-stars Dianna Agron and Cory Monteith, Lea Michele is again at the centre of an uproar about her latest magazine cover, for the U.S edition of Cosmopolitan.
The picture, above, shows her with a very low cut top, which seems to be the cause of the problem. A mother from New York, Kim Trefcer, complained to Fox News "I think Lea Michele is sending the wrong message. She plays such a 'good girl' on Glee and a lot of kids look up to her persona. Then she poses very provocatively on two magazine covers which makes my almost-13-year-old son very confused and offended.
To be honest, love, the only ones who would even run with this story saying that the picture is offensive is Fox News, and maybe the Daily Mail here in the UK. I'm sure your 13-year-old son is neither confused or offended, and if he is it's probably because you're drawing attention to the fact that he had a reaction to a sexy picture. SO embarrassing, Mum. Lea Michele is 24 years old, and able to do what she wants. The picture on Cosmo isn't even that sexy, and they've had to airbrush a chest onto her, as she's not got much up top since she lost so much weight.
I get the furore over the GQ shoot, as they were set in a school and clearly pandering to the schoolgirl image on Glee, but this cover is pretty much the same as any other. And anyway, surely the writing on the cover is far more offensive? Here's a tip: Don't give Cosmo to your 13-year-old son. He'll hide it under his bed and you'll never see it again.