A war seems to have erupted between Kings Of Leon and Glee creator Ryan Murphy, after the rockers refused to let their music be featured in the hit US TV show.
According to Celebrity Mania, Murphy attacked the Sex On Fire hitmakers for not allowing their tunes to be used in Glee, telling The Hollywood Reporter (THR): “F*** you, Kings Of Leon. They’re self-centered a**holes, and they missed the big picture.”
Despite KOL frontman Caleb Followill trying to defuse this issue, telling THR: “This whole Glee thing is a shock to us. It’s gotten out of hand. … This was never meant as a slap in the face to Glee or to music education or to fans of the show” – his brother Nathan had other ideas.
The KOL drummer took to Twitter to launch a tirade against Murphy, tweeting: “Dear Ryan Murphy, let it go. See a therapist, get a manicure, buy a new bra. Zip your lip and focus on educating 7 yr olds how to say f**k.”
Murphy was less than impressed by Nathan’s outburst, telling celebrity blogger Perez Hilton: “Wow. 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.”
“But it’s telling that Nathan can reduce a group of people to a mean-spirited cliche, in a time where young gay men are killing themselves all over the country because of hatred like this.”
The 45-year old continued: “That said, I would love to sit down with Nathan or any member of Kings Of Leon, 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.”
Realising the error of his ways, Nathan has since apologised to Murphy for his comments, tweeting: “I’m sorry 4 anyone that misconstrued my comments as homophobic or misogynistic. I’m so not that kind of person. I really do apologize.”