Who does Ryan Murphy think he is? Why is it that anyone who chooses not to get involved with his show is an asshole or a homophobe? The ‘Snobs would like to weigh in on this matter and make a few observations. Mainly, it is without any doubt that with Ryan throwing around accusations left and right about peoples’ stupidty and ‘phobias’ because they opt out of his program, just proves he himself is a spoiled sissy who obviously thinks way more about his merits than everyone else does.
So Slash opts out and he gets slammed from Murphy. Do you really think Slash cares what this childish ego maniac thinks? Why should a bourbon and heroin soaked LA has-been really care about some agenda ridden show about a high school music class filled with kids under the burden of teenage angst and gender issues? What does tap dancing and choir try-outs have to do with ‘Welcome to the Jungle?’ No-it is Slash’s right to not have to like a silly program from a pompous self-serving gay guy. Slash comes at things from a very LA-based rock view. Obviously, without any sensationalism, Ryan obviously comes form things in a ‘showtunes’ gay kind of way. It is no wonder their tastes are different! The point is, Slash may be a musician, but that does not mean he has to like every style of music.
Slash was nice enough about opting out of getting involved with Glee. having stated that Guns N’ Roses had already been asked once about participating, he turned it down a second time stating;
"In the current climate of what’s going on in entertainment these days, I try to be more optimistic than negative because it’s really easy to get negative about it, but I draw the line at Glee. Glee is worse than Grease and Grease is bad enough.
Fair enough. Slash is a rock and roll guitarist. He’s been around the block a few times and undoubtedly seen things that would scare Ryan to death. Why should Ryan be upset because a ‘rock dude’ thinks this is girlie stuff? It is common sense. Slash continued with his quote “Actually, I look at Grease now and think ‘between High School Musical and Glee, Grease was a brilliant work of art.”
Murphy, obvious not understanding that anyone would not want to get involved in Glee, Ryan did the typical self-centered thing and accused Slash of stupidIty, "Usually I find that people who make those comments, their careers are over; they’re uneducated and quite stupid."
Now it is not enough that when someone says ‘no thanks’, if you decide it is not your bag, according to Murphy, you are stupid and have no clue. In reality, it shows the complete stunted mental growth of Murphy with his outbursts like this. He is nothing more than a spoiled brat in the schoolyard, making fun of kids who don’t want to play with him. Now he is on to the Kings Of Leon.
Murphy thinks the ‘Kings have “missed the big picture” by politely refusing to get involved. obviously, Murphy thinks that The Kings should be grateful that his television show may feature a 12 year old learning how to sing “Use Somebody” Thus, they are now assholes.
According to the Kings of Leon, they felt keeping their integrity in tact was more important than being on a TV show about a high school music club. They felt it would be “selling out” by getting involved. hey! It is their music and their fame, it is their right to say no. Murphy stomps his feet and like the spoiled kid in the playground, fires back;
"Fuck you, Kings of Leon. They are self-centered assholes and they missed the big picture."
This is no way illustrates the typical flaming queen side of a gay man…does it? The ‘Kings singer, Caleb Followill is confused by all the scandal,"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."
Obviously perturbed by the ranting gay guy, another King member stepped in and fired back at Murphy in the typical sassy way via Twitter. Drummer Nathan Followill reportedly tweeted
"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."
Can you imagine the stress this caused Mr. Murphy. How dare someone tell him to shut up. More scandalous is that some who couldn’t give a sh*t points out that the obvious, and that Ryan has his own agenda.
Now: it is imperative to note the misconstrued and misguided accusations of Ryan. Typical of most gay-fascists, if you do not bow down to their views, you are a homophobe. By disagreeing with a gay persons opinion, you show a fear a gay people…atleast according to Murphy;
"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.
The ‘Snobs throw the flag here and cry "FOUL! OFF SIDES!"
We must point out that nowhere in the statement did Nathan make fun of gays or say anything about gay people. Ryan made a direct attack on the ‘Kings and Nathan replied back directly to Ryan. Still, even though the remark was made to Ryan in direct response to his slander of the Kings (note:Ryan threw the first stone), Ryan has to accuse Nathan of a fear of gay people and of hatred of gays in general.
Let it be known, that The ‘Snobs are tired of the misuse of the words ‘homophobe’ and ‘hate’. The Snobs do not think the Kings of Leon or anyone else who chooses to opt out of watching or being involved with a gay guy’s TV show makes them a ‘phobe’ of any sort. It does not show hatred either. Is Jay Z a racists because he does not play rock music? He is if you use this same ‘homophobe’ logic.
Though Nathan actually did apologize for his remark, we deem it unnecessary. It is so unnecessary for artists to politicize music for the public. If an artist wants to politicize their music, fine…then they have to understand not everyone has to agree of share the same views. Don’t cry if everyone is not on your side.
Let us use the ‘goal’ that Glee says the show is based upon to illustrate this point. If music is meant to be a release, and a joyful experience, then let it be so. Don’t wrongly call someone a HOMOPHOBE because they do not like the same music as you do. Don’t make a celebration of music into a political podium. Let it be what you said it should be, a celebration!