Exclusive! Glee Creator Ryan Murphy Responds To Kings Of Leon Drummer's Homophobic Twitter Comments!
We do love this man!
This afternoon, The Hollywood Reporter released their cover story about the business end of Glee. When creator Ryan Murphy was asked how he felt about Kings of Leon's rejection to his invitation to cover their music on the show, Ryan unapologetically rehashed his disappointment with the band’s ignorance to arts education.
His comments reached the ears of Nathan Followill, KOL’s drummer, who decided to write a disgusting response to Ryan on his Twitter page. He tweeted:
“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 f–k.”
If that isn’t the most glaring example of homophobia, we don’t know what is. We’re appalled.
We also have Ryan’s response to Mr. Followill, in an exclusive email he sent to us just moments ago.
Take a look, Nathan. This is how an upstanding gentlemen handles your kind of behavior.
Ryan tells us:
"Just read Nathan Followill's Tweet…in which he implied I should ‘get a manicure and buy a bra.’ 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.
That said, 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. "
Neither can we! We’re shocked those cruel, stereotypical thoughts even crossed his mind, let alone made it onto the Internet.
Shame on you, Nathan.
UPDATE: Nathan has offered an apology.
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