Note to musicians who are offered the chance to get their song(s) on Glee: If you check the “will not attend” box on the invitation, you will get a swift “FUCK YOU” to the eyes from the show’s head bitch in charge Ryan Murphy. Just ask Kings of Leon. This past summer, the producers of Glee asked to use one of the band’s songs for an episode. Kings of Leon said “no” and now Ryan Murphy is gnawing at their throats IN THE NAME OF THE CHILDREN!!! In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Ryan says that throughout Glee’s run, he has learned that some parents and kids look to the show as “something inspirational and aspirational.” Ryan wishes KOL would get the pigeon shit out of their mouths and realize this.
“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.”
And about Slash’s “Glee is worse than Grease” comment, Ryan says:
“Usually I find that people who make those comments, their careers are over; they’re uneducated and quite stupid.”
KOL responded to Ryan Murphy’s “fuck you” by saying they aren’t sure why he’s bringing all the hate and their shut down was not meant as a slap in the dick to Glee or arts education.
Ryan has a valid points. I know that when I was a kid, watching Kids Inc. inspired me to want to sing a random Expose song in the middle of an empty playground and join a music group that performs every afternoon at a day dance club for kids (?).
Ryan is also teaching the youngs of America a very important lesson. I hope that every 7-year-old reads this interview with the creator of their favorite show so that they learn if they don’t get their way, tell the bitch to FUCK OFF! Why waste energy on pounding your limbs on the floor in a tantrum when you can just curse a ho out. I didn’t learn this valuable lesson until I was at least 8, so I wish Ryan was around back then to teach me this.