Remember when Glee creator Ryan Murphy blasted Kings of Leon for declining his advances to have their songs appear on the hit Fox show? Apparently, his "fuck you" simply wasn't clear. Right.
"I didn't speak with as much clarity as I would have liked," Murphy told THR. "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 don't fight it or even go back after a rejection."
That sounds good, especially if you didn't know what Murphy said in the first place. Which was this: “Fuck you, Kings of Leon. They’re self-centered assholes, and they missed the big picture. They missed that a seven-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.”
See, no clarity there. Nope. None. What lessons did Murphy learn about cursing out a major band? "Don't say fuck you to someone in the press." Save that for behind closed doors.