February 08, 2011 09:42:45 GMT
Despite parents' protest of the sexy image portrayed by the 'Glee' star, the magazine's editors branded it 'stunning'.
"Glee" star Lea Michele has come under fire for another racy photoshoot - angry parents are fuming after the actress showed off her cleavage on the cover of Cosmopolitan. Just four months after she was criticized for posing provocatively with her "Glee" castmates in a GQ spread, Michele has sparked outrage again after appearing on the March issue of Cosmopolitan wearing a dress with a plunging neckline.
The controversial shot has infuriated readers and parents, who claim the actress should cover up since her on-screen alter ego, high school student Rachel Berry, is a role model to young viewers. Cosmopolitan editors have defended their decision to use Michele's sexy shot.
A spokesperson for the publication says, "We're thrilled to feature Lea Michele on the March cover of Cosmopolitan and think she looks stunning. Michele is a grown woman and Cosmopolitan is a magazine is for adults."