Consider it broughten! Yesterday, Glee creator Ryan Murphy said, “Fuck you, Kings of Leon” in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, slagging the band for not giving the show permission to use their songs. While singer Caleb Followill was quoted trying to ratchet down the tension with Murphy (“This was never meant as a slap in the face to Glee or to music education or to fans of the show”), drummer Nathan Followill is having none of this measured-response business. Nathan just 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 fuck.” Anyone curious how to best lose the high ground, note that telling a grown man to “buy a bra” is a very effective way to go. UPDATE: Ryan Murphy has given a response to, ahem, Perez Hilton.
“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.”
Followill then tweeted in response, “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.” [Doctorfollowill/Twitter via ONTD]