These days, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who DOESN’T like Glee, but the rock band [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Kings of Leon[/lastfm] started quite the controversy when they announced that they would not allow the hit TV show to perform any of its songs ever.
Now Glee creator Ryan Murphy is responding back and things are getting feisty!
[pullquote quote="You can make fun of 'Glee' all you want, but at its heart, what we really do is turn kids on to music. " credit="Ryan Murphy, creator of 'Glee'"]
They’re self-centered…and they missed the big picture. They missed that a 7-year-old kid can see someone close to their age singing a [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Kings of Leon[/lastfm] song, which will maybe make them want to join a glee club or pick up a musical instrument…You can make fun of ‘Glee‘ all you want, but at its heart, what we really do is turn kids on to music.
Not to be outdone by Murphy, drummer [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Nathan Followill[/lastfm] tweeted a sassy response:
Dear Ryan Murphy, let it go. See a therapist, get a manicure, buy a new bra. Zip your lip…
Then his language gets a little non-family friendly after that! Yikes!
Despite the war of words, it seems like lead singer [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Caleb Followill[/lastfm] is trying to keep the peace. He said to CNN in a statement:
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…This was never meant as a slap in the face to ‘Glee‘ or to music education or to fans of the show. We just said no to a license for a TV show, which we do a lot.
So who’s right and who’s wrong? We’re letting you decide…vote in our poll!