So #glee just took an emotional school shooting episode and added their own gun control agenda. Brilliant. Wrong, but brilliant.—
Amy Lutz (@amylutz4) April 12, 2013
It turns out you didn’t even have to watch tonight’s episode of “Glee” to hear the sermon on gun control. The New York Daily News spoiled some of the suspense earlier today when it revealed that (spoiler!) the school shooting at fictional McKinley High was just an accident — a student had brought her father’s gun to school under the influence of those fear-mongering gun nuts.
Teacher Sue Sylvester claimed the gun was hers, taking the fall for the incident, but not the blame. “Parents with troubled kids are too busy working three jobs to look after them, and the gun yahoos have everyone so worked up about Obama taking away their guns that every house has a readily available arsenal,” she explained.
A member of the Newtown Action Alliance had posted a warning on Facebook, advising other members not to watch. Too soon?
I don't ever watch Glee and that episode is exactly why. I'm shocked that they would do that this soon. Or ever.—
Devin Hutton (@DevinAnne) April 12, 2013
Okay, I have calmed down enough to talk about this without screaming. I think that Glee handled that issue in a horrible way.—
Ashley Foster (@a_fossy115) April 12, 2013
Glee is airing an episode that has a school shooting right now. They can't convey normal human relationships, but I'm sure this'll be great.—
Drew Schnoebelen (@Dschnoeb) April 12, 2013
Glee is using very sad current events for ratings and I find that beyond tacky.—
Will Vith (@willvith) April 12, 2013
Another spoiler: the shooter was special-needs student Becky.
It's official. They had a character with Down syndrome be the shooter on glee.—
Les Baddington (@Loolabette) April 12, 2013