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Shooting Star 

As the members of New Directions prepare for Regionals, an unthinkable event occurs and puts matters into perspective.

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As the members of New Directions prepare for Regionals, an unthinkable event occurs and puts matters into perspective.

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I don't understand the controversy
12 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Glee has already touched on great themes this season: losing and what happens after you do, Gender identity, eating disorders, body image, and break-ups. But this episode was able to touch a nerve with every person in America. The episode flowed beautifully. While others say the beginning was childish, which it was, I found it beautiful and realistic. School shootings happen randomly, they can't set us up for a shooting because it is not realistic; contrasting that childish beginning with the rest of the episode was a perfect way to do it. Then dealing with Becky; we are told that DS people are just like us and they should be treated as such. But the second that she was named the offender people started freaking out saying that is wrong because she has DS. Why shouldn't Becky deal with the same issues that others deal with? I will admit the reasoning was a little weak, but don't say it is wrong to use her, because then we defeat the purpose of equality for all types of people. Becky has proved time and again that she understands consequences and understands what happens around her; she was just as likely as anyone else to bring a gun. Last but not least the issue of it being too soon; the worst reason of all. School shootings happen more often then people think; Sandy Hook was viewed as more tragic because the were elementary kids and it got more press because of it. I mean no disrespect to anyone, I realize this is a sensitive issue and I am sorry if I offended anyone, but the controversy behind this episode is childish. It was such a beautiful episode and people choose to look for ways to tear it down. I applaud Glee for tackling this issue. Fantastic episode.


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