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Racy photos of the "Glee" cast adorning the cover and accompanying photo spread in GQ are drawing fire from critics -- now the magazine fires back.
Responding directly to a conservative activist group, Editor-in-Chief Jim Nelson tells ET the magazine stands by their editorial spread, saying, "The Parents Television Council must not be watching much TV these days and should learn to divide reality from fantasy.
"As often happens in Hollywood, these 'kids' are in their twenties," he adds. "Cory Monteith is almost 30! I think they're old enough to do what they want."
The group says the photo shoot "crosses the line."
"It is disturbing that GQ, which is explicitly written for adult men, is sexualizing the actresses who play high school-aged characters on 'Glee' in this way. It borders on pedophilia. Sadly, this is just the latest example of the overt sexualization of young girls in entertainment," Parents Television Council President Tim Winter said.