Glee co-stars Harry Shum Jr., who plays Mike Chang, and Ashley Fink, who plays Lauren Zizes, insist the Fox musical-comedy doesn't have a gay agenda.

Glee's inclusion of four central gay characters – closeted lesbian student Santana Lopez, played by Naya Rivera; openly gay student Kurt Hummel, played by Chris Colfer; closeted gay football player Dave Karofsky, played by Max Adler; and out-and-proud student Blaine Anderson, played by Darren Criss – along with several peripheral gay characters – Rachel Berry's yet-to-be-seen dads and coach Sue Sylvester's evil accomplice Sandy, also known as The League of Doom's Pink Dagger, for example – has earned it the nickname “the gayest show on television.”

In a segment to be broadcast on Thursday's edition of the Joy Behar Show, Shum and Fink tell host Joy Behar that the show attempts to break many stereotypes.

I don't think so,” Shum says as Fink nods in agreement. “I think when you have a big spread of ... they're trying to break a lot of stereotypes as well.”

I think what this show is doing is breaking those stereotypes,” Shum adds. “And also putting these – especially with gay relationships and with Asian-Americans … for an American audience to see in different way. And I think that's great.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)