So does anyone with good taste, but that doesn’t seem to be the issue here. Radar Online says:
Glee broke prime time television boundaries by suggesting that two gay teenagers had sex for the first time and the controversial episode is causing outrage among right wing groups, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned. On Tuesday’s episode entitled The First Time, Chris Colfer’s character, Kurt, seemingly had sex with his boyfriend Blaine, played by Darren Criss. Although the two were never shown in the act, viewers saw them sweetly laying down next to each other after earlier discussing having their first time together and the inference was clear. (In the episode, the straight characters of Finn, played by Cory Monteith, and Rachel, played by Lea Michele, also had their first time.) “These are allegedly high school kids. This show already hyper sexualizes everything they do,” Dan Gainor of the Culture and Media Institute told RadarOnline.com in an exclusive interview. “Now they are teaching teens around the nation that having sex at that age is OK. “This is just the latest example of Glee creator Ryan Murphy pushing his own personal pro-gay agenda on the American public — this week alone including gay teen sex and a gay bar,” he went on to say. “Is this really a high school show or Murphy’s twisted fantasy life?” asked Gainor.
I mean, Kings of Leon and Foo Fighters are no Rebecca Black, so I guess Glee showed them! Haha, take that, Dave Grohl! Time reports:
Did we get it stuck in your head again? It’s already been parodied by Stephen Colbert, but now Rebecca Black’s “Friday” will be singing its way straight into Glee. It doesn’t matter if you don’t like the original video. What matters is if you like Glee. Still, if you’ve got an aversion to the song, keep your eyes peeled for the prom episode, where the song is slated to debut.
Let’s skip over the fact that Rebecca Black was funny a month ago, let’s focus on the fact that with every vindictive and sanctimonious breath Ryan Murphy and Perez make about this stupid show, they preach that Glee is about music education and exposing kids to real music. So, that’s why they do cabaret versions of Cher, REO Speedwagon, Britney Spears, and Rihanna. You know, real music. And now they plan to cover Rebecca Black. This of course is in no way meant to be seen as a way to cash in on a recent Internet phenomenon with a shitty song. Or Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products plans for a line of Glee–related merchandise including games, electrical products, greeting cards, apparel and stationery. Or Macy’s planned line of Glee–related clothing. Or Claire’s stocking Glee accessories (all of which are true, btw). No, it’s about exposing kids to music and fighting ignorance in music education. Oh, and making a shitload of money. Let’s not forget the shitload of money part.
Earlier this year, Glee creator Ryan Murphy got his butt plug in a twist after Kings of Leon and Slash both turned down offers for their music to appear on Queer Karaoke Hour. As usual, when a gay person is told no, they immediately cry homophobia and throw a hissy fit. Which is what Ryan Murphy did. And if you’re Perez Hilton, you attach yourself to any gay controversy and paint yourself as a The Great Gay Spokeman even though, in reality, you paint cum on people’s faces. I guess what I’m saying is, getting ready for round three. THR reports:
Don’t count on hearing the Foo Fighters hit “Times Like These” on Glee anytime soon. Frontman Dave Grohl says he and his bandmates are squarely in the corner of Kings of Leon and Slash. As in, they want no part of the Ryan Murphy-helmed show. “It’s every band’s right, you shouldn’t have to do f—ing Glee,” Grohl told THR following the premiere of Foo Fighters: Back and Forth, the new Foo Fighters documentary which just made its South By Southwest debut. “And then the guy who created Glee is so offended that we’re not, like, begging to be on his f—ing show… f— that guy for thinking anybody and everybody should want to do Glee.” You might be wondering, has Grohl ever actually watched the show? As it turns out, yes, he gave Glee a whirl. “I watched 10 minutes. It’s not my thing,” Grohl grizzled. But he doesn’t have as much of a problem with the series as he does with its creator. Recounting anti-Glee comments made by Slash earlier this year and subsequent retorts by Murphy, reported by THR, Grohl explained to drummer Taylor Hawkins: “The Glee guy, what a f—ing jerk. Slash was the first one. He wanted to do Guns ‘n’ Roses and Slash is like, ‘I hate f—ing musicals. It’s worse than Grease.’ Then [Murphy's] like, ‘Well, of course he’d say that, he’s a washed up ol’ rock star, that’s what they f—ing do.’ And then Kings of Leon say, ‘No, we don’t want to be on your show.’ And then he’s like, ‘Snotty little assholes…’ And it’s just like, Dude, maybe not everyone loves Glee. Me included.” Said Hawkins: “Yeah, f— that shit.”
I’ve already filled my rant quota with this whole story, so I’m not gonna bore you again. Instead, I want to use this forum to help and offer comfort to those who may be suffering needlessly from this. So, if you’re a Glee fan, don’t worry. It gets better.
Nathan Followill, the drummer for Kings Of Leon, went on Twitter to respond to Ryan Murphy. And by “respond” I mean “call him fag and tell him to shut the fuck up.” But I wouldn’t start provoking Ryan Murphy like this if I were him. Murphy may get so upset that he challenges this dude to a dance off. Look at you go, Ryan! Shake it, girl!
Glee and Kings Of Leon. I guess Ryan Murphy is right. Glee is for 7-year olds.
Last year, Ryan Murphy (the creator of Glee) approached Kings Of Leon and asked them if their music would like to appear on the show. They politely refused, just as they did when they were asked if their music could be used for a commercial and on Ugly Betty. But what Kings Of Leon didn’t know was that Ryan Murphy is a bitter drama queen who doesn’t understand that the world doesn’t revolve around him and his subversive show that wants your son to wear a dress and lip gloss. Kings Of Leon quickly found out in Murphy’s interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
“F–k you, Kings of Leon,” Murphy said. “They’re self-centered assholes 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,” Murphy continued, “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.”
What Glee does is turn kids on to music, huh? Here’s a full song list from Season 1 and Season 2. If you don’t want to read it, I’ll save you the trouble. It’s songs from Broadway musicals, REO Speedwagon, Barbara Streisand, Britney Spears, and Lady Gaga. Or basically a playlist for the lobby of a bathhouse. A lobby that has glitter wallpaper. Meanwhile, Kings Of Leon lead singer, Caleb Followill, responded to these comments with the logic and reason you’d expect from someone who isn’t in the middle of a hissy fit.
“This whole Glee thing is a shock to us,” he told THR in response to Murphy’s diatribe. “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.”
Dear Gays, this is why 99% of the world hates you. Not because you’re gay, but because you do shit like this. All the time. If you don’t get your way, you throw a temper tantrum like a kid in the aisle at Target. Shut the fuck up. A rock band doesn’t want their songs on a show about gay kids in a choir. Get over it. It’s really hard to be taken seriously as musicians when you’re on a show that might ask you do a duet with Jem.
UPDATE: The drummer also has something to say. But with way more “shut up, fag!” undertones.
When you’re performing subversion on a mass scale, sometimes you have to make the chicks from your show pose like high school sluts to make everyone think the show is about high school sluts instead of gays and girls who love them singing in a choir. And sometimes that backfires. Like when the Parents Television Councilreleased a statement saying that the November issue of GQ featuring Dianna Agron, Lea Michele, and some dude was “near-pornographic” and borderline “pedophilia”. Pedophilia? They’re chicks in their 20s. It’s not like they were wearing priest robes and handing out lollipops. Take it away, GQ Editor-in-Chief Jim NelsonThe Insider reports:
“The Parents Television Council must not be watching much TV these days and should learn to divide reality from fantasy. “As often happens in Hollywood, these ‘kids’ are in their twenties,” he adds. “Cory Monteith is almost 30! I think they’re old enough to do what they want.”
Openly gay Glee creator, Ryan Murphy, tells GQ how Glee is a responsible family show. Okay. Popeater reports:
“I wanted to do my version of a family show. But we try to be as responsible as we can, because we know some young people watch.”
Ryan Murphy created Nip/Tuck, so he’ll always get a pass from me, but this GQ shoot isn’t pedophilia and Glee isn’t a family show. That is unless your dad is named Stacy and has a physical education degree and your brother was adopted from Korea.
As a society, I know we’re a long way from seeing a guy in a mesh halter top and pink satin shorts walk a white tiger cub on a Hello Kitty leash while a guy in a dress and an executioner’s mask shows off his glowing USB butt plug on network television, but it looks like Glee is trying to change all that.