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Glee Showed Young Viewers the Reality of School Shootings Last Night

Updated on April 17, 2013

Glee's Show was a Great Idea

Glee is a popular show currently in its fourth season. The show features high school students and won a Golden Globe in 2010 and 2011 for Best Television Series-Musical or Comedy. Celebrities such as Britney Spears have appeared on the hit show and a movie was made from the show.

Last night, Glee used its show to address school shootings. During the show, students hid in a classroom while a shooting took place at their school. Many people including the parents of the Sandy Hook Elementary victims are upset because they say that the show was aired too soon.

While it has been four months since the Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings and the grief that the parents are coping with is still fresh, I think Glee did an amazing job by focusing on school shootings. The solution to stop tragedies such as the Sandy Hook shooting is still being searched for. Parents have been lobbying and senators have been trying to pass legislation, but the mediums that portray gun violence have yet to be used to stop gun violence in America.

Television is one of the main mediums that is used to show violent movies and the writers of Glee were smart to use this medium to speak about gun violence. Television shows have tackled many different social issues such as bullying and drugs and gun violence should not be


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      Sandra Remilien 4 years ago

      You're welcome. I think the news media needs to give people the facts first, let them absorb and analyze for themselves and then maybe bring in panelists or other people to express their views.

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      Ronnie wrenchBiscuit 4 years ago

      Thanks for bringing this to my attention.I don't watch a lot of T.V. so I wasn't aware.I believe the news media that sensationalizes tragic events for profit are more to blame than movie producers.