Glee creator trashes Kings of Leon
2011-01-26 by Josh Fountain CONTRIBUTOR | 114 Comments

Glee creator Ryan Murphy has delivered a "fuck you" to the Kings of Leon after they rejected an opportunity to feature on the show.

Murphy vented to the Hollywood Reporter: “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.”

Lead singer Caleb Followill was surprised by Murphy's harsh words, and responded: “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.”

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hot-business-glee-75593?page=3


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thediamondcanopy
January 26th 2011

510 Comments


can you say sore loser? geez, deal and find another bunch of songs to ruin.

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
January 26th 2011

15341 Comments


lol ridiculous. i hate glee.

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Waior
January 26th 2011

11425 Comments


Very unimpressed with how that was handled.

wyankeif1337
January 26th 2011

6739 Comments


wow

TheAlmightyBungler
January 26th 2011

104 Comments


i hate both of 'em.

IAmKickass
January 26th 2011

840 Comments


Cry baby.

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
January 26th 2011

7970 Comments


I think it is hilarious how angry Ryan Murphy got.


Btw thanks for cleaning this article up for me.

Josh D.
January 26th 2011

13967 Comments


Don't like either, so I don't care.

DoubtGin
January 26th 2011

6748 Comments


KOL should have sent a "fuck you!" right back

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
January 26th 2011

15341 Comments


That's true, I don't care for KoL either. They can all kill each other for all I care.

Defeaterr
January 26th 2011

139 Comments


what a poofter

Spec
January 26th 2011

27062 Comments


I would reject an invitation too. Glee is fucking lame.

Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
January 26th 2011

7021 Comments


holy self-importance

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AlexTM510
January 26th 2011

1398 Comments


Sorry glee. An artist doesn't want you to use their music for you to bastardize and butcher.

juss sayin....

Phideaux
January 26th 2011

1653 Comments


I wouldn't want my songs to be on glee either.

jrowa001
January 26th 2011

8750 Comments


i really dont think they want a gay kid and a fat black girl to be singing one of their songs.

Defeaterr
January 26th 2011

139 Comments


lmfao

Wolfhorde
January 26th 2011

12070 Comments


Well, both are pretty bad and this just confirms that argument.

Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
January 26th 2011

7021 Comments


Ryan Murphy's response to the drummer's tweet:
"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.

LOL what an idiot. I'm shocked.

ARuinedEmpire
January 26th 2011

391 Comments


This guy must think he is higher than jesus for creating glee..

Wolfhorde
January 26th 2011

12070 Comments


Shit's getting serious. Oh wait, no. Switched words. Meant hilarious.

bloc
January 26th 2011

34679 Comments


If I saw this a week ago, I wouldn't care. But I have started to enjoy this Kings of Leon band recently.

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Defeaterr
January 26th 2011

139 Comments


lol how'd I know this guy was a poofter before reading lucidity's post?

tough to deduce

Defeaterr
January 26th 2011

139 Comments


he created glee

if he isn't gay he's retarded

same thing tho rite

psykonaut
January 26th 2011

3913 Comments


ryan murphy is such a doucher he makes kings of leon look like cool guys
now THAT is impressive

Defeaterr
January 26th 2011

139 Comments


murphy has a special emotional connection with young gay men

NickelbackFTL
January 26th 2011

229 Comments


this whole story is way more hilarious than it should be.

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
January 26th 2011

15341 Comments


this thread is pretty hilarious too

PuddlesPuddles
January 26th 2011

4767 Comments


They aren't the first band to reject his offer. Almost every other band refused only because they weren't familiar with the show. What an unprofessional twat

LepreCon
January 26th 2011

3607 Comments


Glee can just go fuck itself

Defeaterr
January 26th 2011

139 Comments


i bet this rampage wouldn't exist if he was straight

fr33convict
January 26th 2011

11687 Comments


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.”

I'm going to shoot the first person I see who says they where inspired by Glee to be a musician. The good news is so far I've
never met anyone who was.

PuddlesPuddles
January 26th 2011

4767 Comments


Is that a Dr. Who avatar

Tyrael
January 26th 2011

20740 Comments


They both suck. End of story.

LepreCon
January 26th 2011

3607 Comments


Now now Tyrael KoL's first two albums are pretty damned good

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
January 26th 2011

14991 Comments


my opinion of kings of leon has improved lately--this just makes the glee dude look like shit. nice response on the part of the band.

Tyrael
January 26th 2011

20740 Comments


Now now Tyrael KoL's first two albums are pretty damned good

Their last effort was so effin terrible I can't enjoy them any more.

Enotron
January 26th 2011

7695 Comments


respect to kings of leon, handled it like adults

meanwhile ryan murphy sounds like a prick

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
January 26th 2011

14991 Comments


also if you deny a show rights to your music you are "hating on arts education"

dayum

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
January 26th 2011

7970 Comments


Their last effort was so effin terrible I can't enjoy them any more.


Their last three albums have all been great

Bleekill
January 26th 2011

832 Comments


Both are fucking scum of the music world.

LepreCon
January 26th 2011

3607 Comments


They're still an awesome live band

AggravatedYeti
January 26th 2011

7684 Comments


lol Glee creator siphons earning into his bank account by pimping out american high school drama departments and now his "cause" is a valiant one.

It's like saying if you don't license your song to Kids Bop! or Now! you're shitting on the futures of otherwise musically inclined children.
Yep, ok dude.

I'll give it to KoL they're so far coming out looking the better.
And where was this dude a few weeks ago when Damon Albarn told him and his show to fuck off?

JAV
January 26th 2011

1921 Comments


Time for a cat fight?

Inveigh
January 26th 2011

24800 Comments


Ryan Murphy's response to the drummer's tweet:
"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.


lmao, I like how this Murphy guy sees the words "manicure" and "bra" and automatically assumes the KoL guy was calling him gay -- doesn't that make him the homophobe? Pretty sure Followill was just calling him a little girl, not gay...

tiesthatbind
January 26th 2011

7371 Comments


lol Glee

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robertsona
Staff Reviewer
January 26th 2011

14991 Comments


w/r/t to nathan followill's tweet, three things:

1. 123 @ inveigh--it seems like ryan murphy took the easy way out morally (referencing the gay
bullying suicides? really?) when i think the idea was probably more just that ryan murphy was being
a "little bitch" (which he was) rather than attacking his sexuality. but even assuming that it was
an attack on his sexuality,

2. i would be pissed off as fuck and probably throw any of my potential ad hominems at murphy had i
been in KoL's position. i don't know the -full- story, but it seems like the lashing that the band
received from murphy was really undeserved. i would be raging, honestly, especially considering how
self-righteous murphy sounds ("how could they do this to me!!!! THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!!")

3. hey, he apologized. and, in its own twitterish way, that post really did seem sincere.

dirkschamgganbad
January 26th 2011

131 Comments


lmao, I like how this Murphy guy sees the words "manicure" and "bra" and automatically assumes the KoL guy was calling him gay -- doesn't that make him the homophobe? Pretty sure Followill was just calling him a little girl, not gay...


murphy is gay i think

Defeaterr
January 26th 2011

139 Comments


no a straight man created glee

amanwithahammer
January 26th 2011

400 Comments


Wow, what a tremendous asshole.

cvlts
January 26th 2011

8954 Comments


'Fuck you' is all about the kids guize

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
January 26th 2011

7970 Comments


Anyone else find it weird that he wanted 7 year olds to sing along to 'Sex On Fire'

Apollo
January 26th 2011

10266 Comments


I love you Sowing

Glee is so fucking terrible, can't understand why anyone watches it.

FearThyEvil
January 26th 2011

12286 Comments


I still find it funny the creator of Glee thinks he means something.

FilthyBorgir
January 26th 2011

1334 Comments


lol at Ryan Murphy he must be on his period.

SoapySoap
January 26th 2011

865 Comments


BUTT FUCKING HURT

Static
January 26th 2011

1643 Comments


kings of leon is AWFUL.

Waior
January 26th 2011

11425 Comments


Subjectivity, oh hey.

dirkschamgganbad
January 26th 2011

131 Comments


what about it

should he have said 'in my opinion kings of leon are AWFUL' in case you might get confused

duckpride82
January 26th 2011

213 Comments


Good thing Sputnik only breeds heterosexuals so we can all have fun bashing self-righteous homos.

Waior
January 26th 2011

11425 Comments


yep

cirq
January 26th 2011

9263 Comments


more like Kings of Not Very Good Music

theacademy
January 26th 2011

28258 Comments


all things considered tho

ryan murphy's contributions to pop culture shit all over kings of leon.





seems like a jerk here tho

psykonaut
January 26th 2011

3913 Comments


if anything, ryan murphy has detracted from pop culture by doing shitty covers of songs and perpetuating stereotypes

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
January 26th 2011

23798 Comments


that's what we call an overreaction

Thane
January 26th 2011

2151 Comments


"BUTT FUCKING HURT"

would think he'd be used to it by now eh

Terrifyer
January 26th 2011

3403 Comments


ioi

theacademy
January 26th 2011

28258 Comments


if anything, ryan murphy has detracted from pop culture by doing shitty covers of songs and perpetuating stereotypes


still his non-glee endeavors more than make up for this

psykonaut
January 26th 2011

3913 Comments


well, yeah

North0House
January 26th 2011

1764 Comments


Lol, wow, that Glee dude is a loser.
If he really wants to "turn kids on to music" he should freaking have the show not be so gay and actually have the cast sing some good songs... Or maybe make them pick up a few instruments and play some post-rock or something.

Glee is so gay, holy crap.

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
January 26th 2011

9033 Comments


Nothing says ballin ratings like the kids playing GY!BE

FishPhoenix
January 26th 2011

93 Comments


Ryan Murphy? Glee? What are these blasphemous things doing on this website?!

Edwin
January 26th 2011

1399 Comments


What a doucher.

Ire
January 26th 2011

41749 Comments


wow.

Terrifyer
January 26th 2011

3403 Comments


i thought u watched glee

Knott-
Emeritus
January 26th 2011

10194 Comments


i can't really express how stupid this is to me

InsomniacDozer
January 26th 2011

20 Comments


ENDLESS TEARS

Kiran
Emeritus
January 26th 2011

6000 Comments


lol the band who wouldn't play a festival set because of pigeons taking the high road over a hissy fit

hmm

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Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
January 26th 2011

7970 Comments


I will let these shenanigans slide because Murphy created Nip/Tuck

wittwright
January 26th 2011

679 Comments


This guy rage much? he will die of a stroke or heart attack before the end of next year, you heard it here first!

RiversCuomo
January 26th 2011

439 Comments


probably just repeating this from someone else, but glee is fucking shitty and horrible and retarded

Neuron
January 26th 2011

2 Comments


Lol @ Slash's rejection of Glee in the article
"Glee is worse than Grease, and Grease is bad enough"

North0House
January 26th 2011

1764 Comments


"Nothing says ballin ratings like the kids playing GY!BE"

If they could pull it off, I'd watch, and it would be pretty cool.

But, chances are, they'd fail, and it would be funny to watch.

So, it's a win win.

Scoot
January 26th 2011

17682 Comments


glee and kings of leon blow chunks

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FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
January 26th 2011

9033 Comments


Glee> Kings of Leon

KILL
January 26th 2011

70621 Comments


fuck glee so hard

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FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
January 26th 2011

9033 Comments


The only bad parts of Glee are sad Kurt and Becky, the kid with Down's

Superbus
January 26th 2011

187 Comments


Glee>Kings of Leon [2]

KILL
January 26th 2011

70621 Comments


Glee>Kings of Leon

GTFO

Superbus
January 26th 2011

187 Comments


I'd rather watch a show that is self-aware and knows it's poppy, then a shitty band that pretend to be independent artists and make shitty music.

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
January 26th 2011

9033 Comments


Yeah, Kings of Leon are big time sellouts

KeithStone582
January 26th 2011

1480 Comments


sellouts=bad

fr33convict
January 26th 2011

11687 Comments


Glee sold out too.

KoL > Glee

nash1311
January 26th 2011

1754 Comments


They don't wanna be on the show because Glee will re-do "use somebody" and further shatter Elvis' and everyone else's records on the charts and everything else. Making money off of others. Make kids self aware of music? C'mon dude... just because a child/peer sings it makes them more aware of a band that sings about sex all the time? Great ideas.

And yeah lol about how he said it was for the kids and started off with a fuck you.

NigelH
January 26th 2011

1571 Comments


KoL > Glee

This. Fuck Glee.

Crymsonblaze
January 26th 2011

7479 Comments


I don't like Kings of Leon, but the creator of Glee sounds like an idiot.

scottyvee
January 27th 2011

68 Comments


should of asked A7X..i'm sure they'd do anything these days.

Enotron
January 27th 2011

7695 Comments


Yeah, Kings of Leon are big time sellouts


how?

JWT155
January 27th 2011

9205 Comments


Creator is just pissed he couldn't cash in on them.

Chrisjon89
January 27th 2011

3385 Comments


I'm against homophobia and racism and sexism and that whole kit and kaboodle but at the same time it's kind of frustrating when people play those cards when it obviously just isn't on and happening.

Also I dislike the word glee - always have. And what I've seen of the show I've found to be cringeworthy. Like, I literally cringe. I'm not just throwing that word around.

In 200 years time it'll be like 'Gee gang, this Glee band seems pretty sweet. Broke all Elvis and the Beatle's records - let's try this on for sizeOHGODMAKEITSTOP!!!'

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Thane
January 27th 2011

2151 Comments


i think this show got canceled in norway after like a month. no one watched it. we are pretty awesome.

Tyrael
January 27th 2011

20740 Comments


how?

Only By The Night

Strider
January 27th 2011

4598 Comments


Glee>Kings of Leon [3]

JWT155
January 27th 2011

9205 Comments


They didn't sell out, they created a more commercial record but it was the radio that overplayed them, their new record is a step back in the right direction. If anything, they've shunned their new fame and openly admit their contempt for their popular songs like Sex on Fire.

Kiran
Emeritus
January 27th 2011

6000 Comments


by shunning their own popular songs so contemptuously, they're kind of leaning a bit more towards the point that they did sell out and create a streamlined, commerical record because it indicates they don't like the music that made them popular, rather than that they're proud of their music but it made them famous.

i honestly couldn't care less about this band but what i find particularly peculiar is how vehement they seem on retaining this cool indie rockstar image to the point where they're the only ones buying it

JWT155
January 27th 2011

9205 Comments


Eh, I think they more or less didn't want to be a one hit wonder band where they would be forever engraved as the band who had "that song".

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
January 27th 2011

9033 Comments


They had some Southern Rock cred but then turned it all in for rock radio shit

JWT155
January 27th 2011

9205 Comments


OBTN was solid, you're just pissed your sister knows them now.

Stainkovic
January 27th 2011

49 Comments


I hate when my sister starts liking a band I like. I almost instantly stop liking them.

chris0987
January 29th 2011

66 Comments


glee is over rated, who the fuck cares if a band doesn't want their song featured. the dude is getting way too offended over that

wyankeif1337
January 29th 2011

6739 Comments


o rly

JWT155
January 30th 2011

9205 Comments


Or on making $$$

krig9412
January 30th 2011

794 Comments


FUCK GLEE.

I think I might check out some of Kings of Leon's older stuff and see if they're any good. Major props to the band for handling this nicely.

Ryan Murphy, what a douchebag.

ifloatwithchino
February 13th 2011

53 Comments


kings of leon's new record is choice.



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