Glee Creator Rips on Kings of Leon

“Glee” creator Ryan Murphy is still upset with the KINGS OF LEON for turning the show down last year.  In a new interview with the “Hollywood Reporter”, Murphy said,

“(Eff) you, Kings of Leon.  They’re self-centered (A-holes), 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.”

But maybe Ryan is overreacting a bit.  Kings of Leon turned down an offer to have their music redone on “Glee,” but they didn’t “make fun” of the show.

Kings of Leon singer Caleb Followill seemed STUNNED at Murphy’s latest statements.  He responded,

“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’ or to music education or to fans of the show.  We’re not sure where the anger is coming from.”

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What do you think?  Is Ryan Murphy going to far?  Are his comments an overreaction to KOL declining the show?  Do you think KOL owes it to “arts education” to allow Glee to use their song?

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