Gwyneth Paltrow, not known for her controversial antics, has been criticised for performing Gary Glitter’s 1973 track ‘Do You Wanna Touch Me’ in an upcoming episode of Glee.
Paltrow dazzles the Glee kids with the song, by convicted paedophile Glitter, performed as her character ‘Holly Holiday’ during a sex education class – surely the most inappropriate scene they could have chosen. The episode is due to screen on E4 next month.
A spokeswoman for Channel 4 said: “The scene is editorially justified within the programme and we do not seek to censor material in the proper context.”
Claude Nights from children’s charity Kidscape said: “The fact that this song is linked to Gary Glitter, and the words themselves, make it wholly inappropriate.”
Paltrow, erstwhile demure wife of Coldplay’s Chris Martin, has yet to comment. Since the show aired in the US the song has entered the iTunes charts, meaning Glitter will be picking up royalties.
Glitter has served jail sentences for both child molestation and downloading child porn. In case you were wondering what the fuss was all about, ‘Do You Wanna Touch Me’ goes like this: Every growing boy needs a little toy / All you do is sit and stare / Baby won’t you dare / do you wanna touch me / Where? There! Oh yeah!