Glee creator Ryan Murphy has accused Kings Of Leon drummer Nathan Followill of homophobia, after the pair became involved in an online spat yesterday (January 26).
Murphy slammed the band for turning down the show’s request to feature their music, branding them “self-centred assholes”. Followill hit back by posting on his Twitter page, Twitter.com/doctorfollowill.
Although the original tweet was deleted, Billboard reports that the drummer wrote: “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.”
Murphy then responded by accusing Followill of homophobia, a claim the sticksman denied online.
“That’s [Followill] a homophobe badly in need of some education,” Murphy told celebrity blogger Perez Hilton. “I’m all for manicures, don’t wear a bra. Would guess most gay dudes don’t.”
He added: “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.”
Followill responded by tweeting: “I’m sorry for anyone that misconstrued my comments as homophobic or misogynistic. I’m so not that kind of person. I really do apologise.”