Glee Creator Accuses Kings Of Leon Drummer Of Homophobia


It’s been between Glee creator Ryan Murphy and the band Kings of Leon all day, and the feud seems unlikely to stop now. Murphy first put the band on blast for refusing to let the Gleeks belt out their songs, and what viewer doesn’t want to hear “Sex On Fire” in 12-part harmony? Kings‘ drummer Nathan Followill tweeted a response to Murphy’s rant…and it is offensive to gay men and bra-wearers everywhere. Snarked Followill, “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.” The offending tweet was then deleted and replaced with an apology of Nathan’s own: “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.” Followill then wrote a Post-It reminding himself that Twitter is not the same as thinking something silently in your head.

Almost immediately, Murphy called Followhill a homophobe to 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,” Murphy fired off. “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.” At this point, we highly doubt that sit-down is going to happen. Though if they get Jane Lynch to mediate, we still believe anything can happen.

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