But this isn't the first time—and it probably won't be the last—that the hit show has faced scandal. From kinky pics to rocker feuds to offscreen love affairs to duels with conservative groups, Gleeful controversies have covered every inch of pop culture...
The Kings of Leon Twitter Feud: Glee creator Ryan Murphy had some harsh words for Kings of Leon after the band refused the show's request to license "Use Somebody." Drummer Nathan Followill fired back with some homophobic-sounding rants via Twitter—he apologized to his followers soon after. Interestingly enough, this war of words was finally put to a rest thanks to show guest star Gwyneth Paltrow.
Coldplay Gives the Cold Shoulder: Speaking of the Oscar-winning actress, her husband's band, Coldplay, was the first to deny the show permission to use their songs for the New Directions set list. However once Glee's ratings took off (and Mrs. Chris Martin guest-starredappeared in a few episodes!) the band handed over their catalog.
Chord Overstreet Gets Stripped: Sam Evans, played by Chord Overstreet, took his final bow after opting out of the third season. Or so we thought. After an outpouring of support from Gleeks around the world, Glee higher-ups wrote Overstreet's character back into the show. His return was not without scandal—our reunion with Sam took place at a strip club!
Like a Virgin: After a ton of buildup, a few of Glee's characters had sex for the very first time, including gay couple Kurt and Blaine, played by Chris Colfer and Darren Criss. The episode drew criticism from conservative groups before it even hit the air. But most Glee fans (including us!) found the moment sweet and awkwardly authentic.
The Egg-Cellent Revenge: Glee stars Mark Salling and Naya Rivera allegedly dated during the show's early days. However, once rumors of Salling seeing other women surfaced, Rivera reportedly egged and keyed his car.
Which of these Glee scandals do you think was the most shocking? Tell us in the comments!