Round one between Glee creator Ryan Murphy and Kings Of Leon featured Murphy calling the band “self-centered assholes” for not letting him use their music on the show, then calling out the band for hating on ‘arts education’ for kids everywhere who wanna rock.
KOL’s Caleb Followill responded calmly by saying the whole hubbub was ‘a shock,’ clearly trying to put a non-story to rest.
But brother Nathan Followill stirred the pot and now Murphy is pissed off again; he’s accused Nathan of homophobia, according to NME.
Followill went to Twitter with a comment that his since been deleted.
Billboard.com reports that the drummer wrote:
“Dear Ryan Murphy, let it go. See a therapist, get a manicure, buy a new bra. Zip your lip and focus on educating seven year-olds how to say fuck.”
Murphy then responded by accusing Followill of homophobia.
“That’s [Followill] a homophobe badly in need of some education,” Murphy said in an email statement sent to Perez Hilton.
“I’m all for manicures, don’t wear a bra. Would guess most gay dudes don’t.”
He added: “I would love to sit down with Nathan or any member of Kings and Leon, and tell them how on Glee we actually love their music, and support their artistry… but cannot condone or even laugh at their clear disdain of gay people.”
Not sure if what Nathan said, didn’t say or implied or whatever is truth, but it seems wrong for Murphy to lump the whole band into the problem at hand.
Followill responded by tweeting:
“I’m sorry for anyone that misconstrued my comments as homophobic or misogynistic. I’m so not that kind of person. I really do apologise.”
Just because the band doesn’t want their music played on Glee is really no reason for Murphy to get all pissed off. He might have overreacted just a touch.
I’m sure KOL are flattered, but Murphy should just respect their decision and start thinking how to get Britney Spears or, even better, Gwyneth Paltrow back for another episode.
If Team Glee are mad well too bad!
It’s hard to believe Nathan’s tweet was meant to be hurtful, just a drummer standing up for his band. He should have just tweeted, ‘dear ryan murphy – go f**k yourself,’ and called it a day.