Man, this fight went from bad to worse – pretty quickly! After KOL drummer tells Ryan Murphy to “See a therapist, get a manicure, buy a new bra,” people are crying out that the statement is homophobic.
Nathan Followill tweeted this morning: “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.”
Murphy is openly gay, and the show deals with many issues faced by homosexual students in high school.
After the uproar over his comment, Nathan Tweeted: “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.”
Still, he hasn’t taken down the original post.
Earlier I reported that Ryan Murphy still has a stick in his a** about King’s of Leon turning down his offer to glee-ify “Use Somebody”.
“F— you, Kings of Leon,” he says in The Hollywood Reporter’s cover story, out this week. “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.”
In an exclusive statement, Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill tells THR: “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. We just said no to a license for a TV show, which we do a lot.”
What do you think… was Nathan’s statement homophobic?
Posted Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 at 12:12pm
Filed under Glee
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