Glee is considering moving one of the most well known gay characters to Russia.
In what appears to the Fox musical comedy-drama wishing to tackle the country’s gay propaganda laws, Kurt played by Chris Colfer could be moving out of New York City.
Speaking to E!’s Watch With Kristin, a source said: ‘We are mulling around the idea of moving Kurt to Russia.’
According to the unconfirmed reports, Ryan Murphy and the production team are considering three storyline options for the show’s final season.
One involves moving the entire show to New York City, another finding Kurt in Russia, and another including McKinley High School.
The suggestion of moving Kurt to Russia has already proved controversial.
On Bustle.com, writer Alicia Lutes says: ‘Including a Russia-hates-gays storyline just for the sake of its appearance (or to check off some morality checklist Murphy keeps by his Emmy Awards) puts Murphy neck-deep in a pool of his show’s biggest problems: timing, resolution, believability, and authenticity.
‘To shuffle Kurt over to Russia in order to jazz-handily strong arm equality in another part of the world where he really has no real reason to be there is just offensive. And laughable.
She added: ‘Kurt and Blaine have enough hurdles and challenges to overcome and finish up in this purported last season. They don’t need an international move piled onto their struggles as well.’
Glee is currently on hiatus after their tribute episode to the late Cory Monteith. It will continue with a Lady Gaga/Katy Perry episode on 7 November.