The rock band have been engaged in a bitter war of words with the show creator, after they turned down a chance to appear
Uh-oh. Do we spy a celebrity feud in the making? Rockers Kings of Leon have become embroiled in bitter war of words with Glee creator Ryan Murphy, after the show boss slammed the band for refusing to appear.
It’s thought Mr Murphy first issued an invitation to Kings of Leon to appear on the music show last year, but the rockers declined, banning Glee from using their music in any future episodes.
And last week, the Glee creator hit out at the band in an interview, blasting them for turning down the chance to appear.
‘F— you, Kings of Leon,’ told the Hollywood Reporter when asked about their absence from the show.
‘They’re self-centered as****les, 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, 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.’ Meow.
But the band were quick to reply, releasing a statement in reponse to Ryan’s angry reaction.
‘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,’ band member Caleb revealed.
‘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.’
Meanwhile, Kings Of Leon drummer, Nathan Followill, reacted to Ryan’s comments in his own controversial way, posting a scathing message on Twitter.
‘Dear Ryan Murphy. See a therapist, get a manicure, buy a bra. Zip your lip and focus on educating seven-year-olds to say f***,’ he wrote.
Oh dear. Following a string of angry messages from fans, citing his comments as homophobic (the Glee boss is openly gay) Nathan was forced to write an apology.
‘I’m sorry 4 anyone that misconstrued my comments as homophobic or misogynistic,’ he Tweeted. ‘I’m so not that kind of person. I really do apologize.’
We’re not sure who will be next in the war of words, but we have a feeling it isn’t over…
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