[Author’s Note: Spoilers ahead]
Network TV viewers who are still following the Fox show Glee got quite a treat Thursday evening. The only problem is, the consensus is still out on whether it was salty or sweet.
This week’s Glee featured a ‘school shooting’ of sorts. Though no one is injured, two shots ring out through McKinley High. In the aftermath of the shooting, a flashback reveals the shooter’s identity, and shows why a well-loved teacher takes the blame for the incident.
Fans of the episode are calling it a bold step for a network TV show, while critics are trashing the episode as exploitative and insensitive toward families who just months ago lost children in the Newtown elementary school shooting. The comments being left on Twitter show the mixed reaction of fans:
WARNING: YOU MAY CRY BC OF ME! AND I’M SORRY CAUSE I CRY! GLEE 4×18 ‘SHOOTING STAR’ REACTION VIDEO. https://t.co/cYMk086JL1
Glee’s school-shooting episode is a harrowing piece of exploitative trash http://t.co/AFOe3bP2JN
RT if you cried while watching Glee’s episode ‘Shooting Star’. I started crying when i saw Brittany crying alone. http://t.co/KzcxzoUS0K
I want to tweet this after watching Glee. RIP To All Those Innocent Children From Newton , Connecticut. http://t.co/VeGpuDH1Cp