Twitter fight! Word got out to the KOL drummer Nathan Followill that Murphy was talking mad smack on them, and he took to his Twitter to bash him, saying, “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.”
Murphy again got the last word, writing back, "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. "
Hey now! Don’t get on the bad side of Glee’s creator Ryan Murphy! He tells it like it is!
Remember last year when Kings of Leon declined an offer to have their hit song “Use Somebody” featured on the show? Well Murphy took it super seriously, and is still offended.
"F*** you, Kings of Leon," Murphy tells the Hollywood Reporter. "They’re self-centered a**holes, and they missed the big picture."
He went on to say, "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."
KOL responded saying, "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 see 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."
Well, one thing’s for sure, Kings of Leon made a big mistake! The line to get on Glee is around the block and down the street now! They missed out!