About six weeks ago, I finally sat down and caught up on this season's episodes of Glee. I really liked the show the first few seasons, and was looking forward to this season.
Tonight, I caught up on a few more episodes.... and I am not impressed, nor am I pleased with one particular story line. Unfortunately for me, that story line is overshadowing all the great music and great lessons on standing up for yourself and anti-bullying and all that good stuff.
Because Glee has decided to tackle Eating Disorders, and they're doing it in a way that is incredibly disturbing to me. No one, under any circumstance, should ever encourage someone to engage in eating disordered behaviors. The joke about binging and purging was not only not funny, it was also dangerous. No one in their right mind chooses to have an eating disorder, be it bulimia, anorexia, binge eating, or EDNOS, they are nothing to sing about.
Millions of people world wide suffer from life threatening eating disorders, many which go untreated. As someone recovering from one, I can promise you, eating disorders are nothing to joke about. Glee, as a show that draws fans from all age groups, made in my mind, a very poor choice. This is one fan who just crossed over, because Glee, you finally crossed the line.