So, there’s been a feud going on between the Kings of Leon, and one of Glee’s creator’s, Ryan Murphy. Ryan told the Hollywood Reporter that he thought the Kings of Leon were self-centered a$$holes.
He said: “F— you, Kings of Leon. They’re self-centered a–holes, and they missed the big picture. They missed that a 7-year-old kid can see someone close to their age singing a Kings of Leon song, which will maybe make them want to join a glee club or pick up a musical instrument. It’s like, OK, hate on arts education. You can make fun of Glee all you want, but at its heart, what we really do is turn kids on to music.”
So, naturally after being attacked, the Kings of Leon responded with this statement:
“This whole Glee thing is a shock to us. It’s gotten out of hand. At the time of the request, we hadn’t even seen the show. It came at the end of that record cycle, and we were over promoting ['Use Somebody']. This was never meant as a slap in the face to Glee or to music education or to fans of the show. We’re not sure where the anger is coming from.”
And the Kings of Leon drummer, Nathan Followill, tweeted this:
“Dear Ryan Murphy, let it go. See a therapist, get a manicure, buy a new bra. Zip your lip and focus on educating 7yr olds how to say fuck.”
Then he felt bad (I think) and tweeted this:
“I’m sorry 4 anyone that misconstrued my comments as homophobic or misogynistic. I’m so not that kind of person. I really do apologize.”
Jesus! This whole thing has gotten out of hand. There are a handful of bands that have said no, and Ryan hasn’t attacked them. I know Ryan’s not a fan of Slash from Guns N’ Roses (because he said no as well, and even said that Glee was worse than Grease), but to call someone an a$$hole in an article?? Geesh. And then…for the drummer to lash out the way he did. I swear you’d think this story line was ripped from a Housewives show. Get over it, ladies! No means no! Sorry about your egos!