Lea Michele is experiencing her second round of controversy, due to a revealing cover of Cosmopolitan magazine on the March 2011 issue in which most of her chest is exposed almost down to her navel. Michelle’s first round of controversy was because of a photo shoot done with co-stars Dianna Agron and Cory Monteith for GQ magazine. The photos were quite revealing and provocative, which outraged a large proportion of ‘Glee’ fans, especially parents.
Lea Michele has gone from an unknown singer to a world-famous celebrity. The success of the Fox network’s show ‘Glee’ has thrust her in to the limelight of Hollywood. She has also been a star on the red carpet, having been a fashion favorite with her just-right dresses that compliment her in every way.There are arguments for both sides of the controversy involving Lea Michele.
On one hand, Lea Michele is cast on a television show that is geared to tweens and teens. Parents are in the know about their children watching and following the characters on the show AND in their real lives away from the ‘Glee.’ The concern is that the kids that watch ‘Glee’ are getting mixed messages from Michele’s TV character, who is portrayed as a goody two-shoes, and the way she carries herself in real life, including material about her available via internet, magazine covers and articles. Playing a good-girl teen one night and then being a scantily clad ‘teen’ in a magazine article are on two completely different levels, and not appropriate for all viewers.
Sooner or later, Lea Michele may take a huge hit for her choices of how much of her body is left to the imagination at such a young age. Yes, being 24 years old is officially titled as being an adult, but the maturity and wisdom that remains to be gained will perhaps make hindsight 20/20 down the road in her case.
On the other hand, Lea Michele IS an adult. She is free to make her own choices about her career and how to make an income. Those choices made by Michele are probably coached by her agent and others close to her, but in the end Lea Michele is the one who will have to contend with the consequences, whether they be negative or positive. Lea Michele has risen to be an A-List star in a relatively short amount of time, being highly sought after for fashion and events.
Lea Michele is a beautiful and talented woman, yet the public opinion is still out on whether she is also smart. Some say yes, her choices to reveal her body only boost her stature in Hollywood, while others say she will suffer as a result. At the end of the day Lea Michele is the one who has to live with herself and her choices, look at herself in the mirror, and be at peace.