I’m not one to arbitrarily call someone out for being politically incorrect. But when the drummer for Kings of Leon attacked Ryan Muprhy on twitter, telling him to “get a manicure” and “buy a bra,” I became enraged. The feud began when Kings of Leon turned down the request to have their song, Use Somebody, featured on Glee. When asked about their rejection, Glee Creator Ryan Murphy called the band “self-centered assholes,” who “missed the big picture.” He accused the band of hating on a show that promotes arts education, and missing the point 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.” Kings of Leon originally issued an appropriate statement, saying that they were over-promoting Use Somebody at the time, and they weren’t interested in having the song featured on a television show. Just when I thought they handled this mess with class, their “asshole” drummer confirmed Ryan Murphy’s point, issuing a statement on twitter, saying, “Dear Ryan Murphy, let it go. See a therapist, get a manicure, buy a new bra. Zip your lip and focus on educating 7yr olds how to say f—.” Need I point out that it’s completely disgusting to tell the openly homosexual Ryan Murphy to “get a manicure” and to “buy a bra”? It’s a gay attack, which is far worse than calling someone an “asshole.”
UPDATE: Ryan Murphy responded to Nathan Followill’s tweet, calling it “homophobic” and “mean-spirited” at a time when “young gay men all over the country are killing themselves over hatred like this.” Followill subsequently apologized.
UPDATE #2: I certainly hope that Kings of Leon plan to feature their songs on Glee, because no tweet on the planet will fix the PR mess Followill created for the band.