Written by: Chris Andrade
The new year has been slow for me in here because out there in the real world, it’s insanely busy but I just had to pipe in about this today.
I’m sure some of you have heard ALL about the public Twitter war between Ryan Murphy, creator of Glee and Kings of Leon. The group told NME last summer that they had been approached and they declined the request to use their music on the show because they didn’t want to “sell out”. Well, apparently this has stirred brewing anger within Murphy because this week he called KoL “self-centered assholes” who “missed the big picture”. He also called Slash “uneducated and stupid” (redundant) and that his career was over, all because he refused the show use of his music.
Before I continue with the recap of this week’s events, if Slash’s career is “over”, why the fuck would you want to use his music on your insanely popular show?
Moving on, singer Caleb Fallowill stated that “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.” If their originally quoted comment about not selling-out is true, this statement is slightly contradictory and possibly a bit of back-tracking. Here’s the thing though; no matter what reason they give, publicly or privately, it’s well within their rights. The fact that Murphy has resorted to name calling over Twitter really makes him look like the self-centered and childish one. As if his show should be automatically granted access to whatever the fuck he wants.
Sadly, drummer Nathan Fallowill responded via Twitter 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 fuck.” Now, although I completely understand this in-kind retort, unfortunately it puts Nathan at Murphy’s level. Of course, because Murphy is openly gay, telling him to “…get a manicure, buy a new bra…” is apparently extremely offensive because Murphy responded saying that Nathan is a homophobe.
Although I don’t condone the insinuation, intended or not, I don’t blame Nathan for firing back at such a childish attack to begin with. The bigger problem, as I stated before, is that Murphy is hypocritical for calling them self-centered. Again, they have a right to allow or disallow their music to be used on any medium, for whatever reason they deem fit. Who does Murphy think he is?
The whole thing is fucking stupid.
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