Glee Vs Kings Of Leon Feud Heats Up
A war of words has broken out between Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy and Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill.
Murphy started things off when he explained to The Hollywood Reporter his disappointment that Kings of Leon denied the show using their music, stating "Fuck you, Kings of Leon. They're self-centered assholes, and they missed the big picture. They missed that a 7-year-old kid can see someone close to their age singing a Kings of Leon song, which will maybe make them want to join a glee club or pick up a musical instrument. It's like, OK, hate on arts education. You can make fun of Glee all you want, but at its heart, what we really do is turn kids on to music." Murphy also criticised Slash for his comments against the show. "Usually I find that people who make those comments, their careers are over; they're uneducated and quite stupid."
Followill explained their reasoning for not allowing Glee to use their songs. "This whole Glee thing is a shock to us. It's gotten out of hand. At the time of the request, we hadn't even seen the show. It came at the end of that record cycle, and we were over promoting ["Use Somebody"]. This was never meant as a slap in the face to Glee or to music education or to fans of the show. We're not sure where the anger is coming from."
The drummer then followed it up with an angry Twitter posting. "Dear Ryan Murphy, let it go. See a therapist, get a manicure, buy a new bra. Zip your lip and focus on educating 7yr olds how to say fuck." An hour later he added "I'm sorry 4 anyone that misconstrued my comments as homophobic or misogynistic. I'm so not that kind of person. I really do apologize."
Murphy responded via a statement sent to Perez Hilton which read "Wow. That's a homophobe badly in need of some education. I'm all for manicures, don't wear a bra. Would guess most gay dudes don't. But it's telling that Nathan can reduce a group of people to a mean-spirited cliché, in a time where young gay men are killing themselves all over the country because of hatred like this."