‘Glee’ creator Ryan Murphy: “I received death threats”

Showrunner also talks Kings of Leon bust-up

Ryan Murphy, creator of the hit TV show Glee, has revealed he received death threats due to the show’s content.

In an lengthy interview with Deadline, Murphy said:

I think any time you shine a spotlight on homosexuality or minorities and you try and say they are as normal or as worthy as acceptance as others, the people who are on the fringe don’t like that and they will come after you. And they have come after me.

In the interview, Murphy also apologised for his reaction to Kings Of Leon refusing to let the Glee use your music:

The thing with Kings of Leon was them saying, ‘Isn’t it cool that we turned down Glee.’ It was stupid and arrogant and I said ‘Fuck you, Kings of Leon’ and I should have never said it. I feel that started a douchey thing about me that I don’t think is true and I’m very regretful about that.

Last month it was revealed that three of Glee’s main stars would not return to the show. It was a story that led to Murphy taking a lot of heat from fans. An incident he says, meant that, “I was, for a solid week, the Anti-Christ”.

The cast of Glee will feature in a concert film entitled Glee: The 3D Concert Movie based on footage from Glee Live! In Concert!.

Glee: The 3D Concert Movie is due for release in the UK on August 19.