*OK, I admit: This may seem like a strange darn story to open the day with, but c’mon! I know I’m not the only Black adult who watched Glee, the hit musical/dramedy than ran from 2009-2015 about a talented bunch of high school misfits who joined a Glee Club. I was in Glee Club in high school, so the show really hit a nerve with me. These kids could sang their butts off (Think Amber Riley as Mercedes and Lea Michele as Rachel). Well news flash, there was a child pornographer among them and his name was Mark Salling. He played bad boy, Noah ‘Puck’ Puckerman on the Fox series. (Scroll down to see a scene featuring him).
In fact, the show made ‘stars’ of several of these young people. Naya Rivera became somewhat famous as the inspiration behind her ex, Big Sean’s song, “I Don’t F**k With You.” And some names already known to us including Nene Leaks, Gwyneth Paltrow and Demi Lovato made colorful appearances. Come to think of it, the show helped Adam Lambert get on American Idol. It was his stint as runner up on the show that made him a star.
But back to the child pornographer… Continue reading