Friday, 28 January 2011

Glee Wars: "Fuck You, Kings Of Leon!"

"Fuck you, Kings Of Leon. They are self-centred assholes and they missed the big picture."
Glee creator Ryan Murphy in Hollywood Reporter after Kings Of Leon refused to allow one of their songs to be covered on the show.

"Dear Ryan Murphy, let it go. See a therapist, get a manicure, buy a new bra. Zip your lip and focus on educating seven year-olds how to say fuck."
Kings Of Leon drummer, Nathan Followill, on Twitter.

"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. 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 [sic], 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."
Ryan Murphy to Perez Hilton.

"I'm sorry for anyone that misconstrued my comments as homophobic or misogynistic. I'm so not that kind of person. I really do apologise."
Nathan Followill on Twitter.

"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. This was never meant as a slap in the face to Glee."
Kings Of Leon singer, Caleb Followill.

"Glee is great. Kings Of Leon are shit."


  1. Kings of Leon really are the worst load of boring old crap imaginable.
    I'm surprised they're still going.

  2. "And finally, to the Kings Of Leon (above) and their improbable online spat with Glee creator Ryan Murphy. It began when the band refused permission for their music to be covered by the Glee cast, which they described as tantamount to "selling out". The warring factions have since traded accusations of homophobia and cries of "fucking assholes", but Lost in Showbiz fully understands the Kings Of Leon's stand.

    This is, after all, a band whose rigorous opposition to compromising the artistry of their vision in any way was first established around the time they allowed their music to be used to advertise the Volkswagen Jetta. After all, what says "We are a hard-drinking rock'n'roll band who thumb our noses at the stultifying conformity of bourgeois life" quite like an affordable family saloon?

    Lost in Showbiz looks forward to the Kings Of Leon further underlining their rigorous opposition to compromising the artistry of their vision by launching their own range of eyewear (Specs On Fire), bodybuilding equipment (Pecs On Fire), stag weekend breaks to Prague (Czechs On Fire) and transparent thermoplastics for use as acrylic glass substitutes (Perspex On Fire)."

    Alexis Petridis in The Guardian's Lost In Showbiz.

  3. Wait, as an artist (who has the right to grant permission to use their music) the Kings of Leon were right to say that they didn't want their songs on Glee because guess what, if you're songs are on Glee you DID sell out. Now what happened after with the homophobic rant is a completly different issue altogether. Nathan wasn't right but look at it from THEIR point of view. You put your heart and soul into creating something organic (which Glee does NOT do, only covers) then you hear that some show who completly butchers each song they cover wants to do the same to yours. Nathan was clearly frusterated but it does not excuse the level of ignorance he portayed. Caleb was right, it just got out of hand.