Glee Creator Ryan Murphy ApologizesPosted: April 5, 2011
“I didn’t speak with as much clarity as I would have liked,” Murphy told the Hollywood Reporter on Friday. “Who am I to say ‘Fuck you?’ That’s not what I meant. I completely understand when artists don’t want a show or another artist to interpret their songs. In fact, I respect it. It’s their personal work and I’d feel the same way. We get turned down all the time and I’ve don’t fight it or even go back after a rejection.”
Murphy seemed especially shaken by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl’s recent comments in support of Kings of Leon in this situation. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Grohl said “Fuck that guy for thinking anybody and everybody should want to do Glee.” Murphy, a Foo Fighters fan, countered that claim by insisting “I’ve never felt that if you don’t give Glee your music, there’s something diabolical about you.”
He did feel there was something wrong with musicians for not letting Glee use their music. How could you interpret his comments as anything otherwise? He came across as ignorant, self-centered and idiotic to think its right to call people assholes or uneducated just because they don’t want Glee using their music (Kings of Leon, Slash). I get the feeling he’s just trying to repair his image before other the other artists he wants to bubblegum and sparkle and choir up realize just how terribly ignorant his comments were.
Guy should just quit the biz. Just because you have 1,000 acapella cover songs on the charts, that weren’t even recorded for musical purposes, but just so theater majors everywhere can have something to do at night, doesn’t mean you’re a musician, or you will be significant in music.