Behind 'Glee's' Most Controversial Episode Yet
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Season 4, Episode 18 of Fox's "Glee," "Shooting Star."
Even before the April 11th installment of "Glee" aired, there was controversy. And Lauren Potter, who plays Becky Jackson, can't say she didn't see it coming.
Nearly halfway into the episode -- which had a Newtown, CT victims advocacy group urging "Glee" fans not to watch at all -- the New Directions heard gunshots in the hallways and locked themselves in the choir room. The space that was last filled with Barry Manilow's "Copacabana" and the zig-ah-zig-ah's of the Spice Girls was dark, silent and filled with tears.
Eventually, the McKinley High students were released and shortly thereafter, the audience learned that Sue Sylvester's favorite Cheerio and the ultimate sassy sidekick, Becky Jackson, was the one who brought the weapon to school.
Just before the gunshots deafened McKinley, Becky told Brittany (Heather Morris), "The world out there is really scary ... So
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