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The Best Part of the 'Logan' Trailer and Why

The controversial shot has infuriated readers and parents, who claim the actress should cover up since her on-screen alter ego, high school student Rachel Berry, is a role model to young viewers.

Cosmopolitan editors have defended their decision to use Lea Michele's sexy shot.

A spokesperson for the publication says, "We're thrilled to feature Lea Michele on the March cover of Cosmopolitan and think she looks stunning. Michele is a grown woman and Cosmopolitan is a magazine is for adults."