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Glee Star Refuses to Abuse Cat

Written by PETA | June 18, 2010

Sue Sylvester, the sardonic cheerleading coach on the breakout TV hit Glee, is a pretty ruthless character, but thanks to the fabulous actor who plays her, Jane Lynch, there’s at least one thing that Sue will never resort to: Violence against animals.

When a script called for Sue to intimidate her nemesis, show-choir director Will Schuester, by threatening to give him an adorable cat and then kill him or her, Jane balked, reportedly saying, “I’m not going to say that. I work for PETA. I can’t say kill the cat.” So, instead, Sue said:

“I’ll need to see that set list for sectionals, after all. I want it on my desk warm from the laminator at 5 p.m., and if it is one minute late, I will go to the animal shelter and get you a kitty cat. I will let you fall in love with that kitty cat. And then on some dark, cold night, I will steal away into your home and punch you in the face.”

Go, Jane! Not only is this line funnier (it’s so Sue Sylvester), it also avoids the very unfunny consequences that occur much too often when sick individuals emulate acts of violence against animals when they see or hear about them in the media—acts that often escalate into attacks on other humans.

This story also offers more proof, if any is needed, that the famous faces who help with PETA’s campaigns are walking the walk, even outside the public eye!

Written by Jeff Mackey

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  • Elizabeth says:

    You are an idiot Mike! You have the same mentality as those boys who thought spinning a cat by it’s tail was funny! That’s not comedy! that’s sadism!

  • Reveckah says:

    Legendary Good on her for sticking by her guns and what she believes in

  • Sheila Taylor says:

    Way to go Jane. Mike you are an idiot. sheila in vt.

  • Victoria says:

    That’s some pretty sick comedy abusing animals Glad she put her foot down and fought for what she believed!

  • Angela says:

    Way to go Jane. I am glad that another person is sticking up for animals. I love kitties.

  • Phyl says:

    Good job! Promoting kindness humanity to animals is always a good thing. Thank you so much for standing up for the rights of animals.

  • Tracy Korhonen says:

    Mike isn’t getting the point. Lead by example. There are a lot of goof balls that take what is said in a show and think it’s reality or think it’s cool and then act out on it. And nothing about harming animals is funny! God Bless you Jane!

  • Viveca says:

    I love it! Some stuff just isn’t funny…killing innocent animals is never funny!

  • Marissa says:

    It’s so EASY to fall in love with a kitty cat! They are so precious and special.

  • yehadut says:

    The changed line was the funniest of the show great call.

  • BB says:

    Jane Lynch We are SO PROUD of you. Good work!

  • Ashley says:

    Good for her! Glad to see another person putting their foot down even if its just words that she was supposed to say she handled the situation well.Especially on tv kids these days listen and learn on it.

  • Mike says:

    Nah was funnier the way it was written. You can’t go around not saying things because some idiot might emulate you. Thats completely wrong. All is fair in comedy.

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