Confusion over Tweeted saucy Santa photo of Glee star Darren Criss

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Confusion reigns over whether Glee will be releasing a saucy calendar after the show’s creator Ryan Murphy apparently tweeted an image of star Darren Criss.

Criss plays gay character Blaine Anderson and is seen dressed in a Santa costume with his shirtless torso exposed.

“Merry Christmas,” Murphy Tweeted. “Men of McKinley calendar coming soon.”

The photo was retweeted 5,000 times before it was removed from the social networking site. All of Murphy’s Tweets have since been removed.

US gossip publication Entertainment Weekly reports that a Glee source says that it’s not a joke and is part of an upcoming episode.