A major storyline on Glee this season has dealt with how gay bullying is a problem in our society, and how too often it goes on without anyone standing up for what's right. The trials and tribulations of a television show pale in comparison to something so potentially hurtful (and even deadly), but there is some irony in the fact that while Glee is handing such a delicate issue on-screen with such aplomb, off-screen creator Ryan Murphy has acted like the biggest bully of all. When Kings of Leon refused to let Glee use on of their songs, Murphy uttered the immortal phrase, "Fuck you."
Thank goodness then for Dave Grohl. The Foo Fighters lead singer laid it all on the line with regards to Glee and Murphy, and it isn't very pretty. "It’s every band’s right, you shouldn’t have to do fucking Glee,” Grohl told THR. “And then the guy who created Glee is so offended that we’re not, like, begging to be on his fucking show... fuck that guy for thinking anybody and everybody should want to do Glee.” Call the fight! This might count as a TKO.
Grohl continued: "The Glee guy, what a fucking jerk. Slash was the first one. He wanted to do Guns ‘n’ Roses and Slash is like, ‘I hate fucking musicals. It’s worse than Grease.’ Then [Murphy's] like, ‘Well, of course he’d say that, he’s a washed up ol’ rock star, that’s what they fucking do.’ And then Kings of Leon say, ‘No, we don’t want to be on your show.’ And then he’s like, ‘Snotty little assholes…’ And it’s just like, Dude, maybe not everyone loves Glee. Me included.”
We eagerly await Ryan Murphy's foul-mouthed and bitter response.