Glee Wins People’s Choice Awards, Slash, Dave Grohl not Among Fans

by W.F. Price on January 12, 2012

I’ve only recently heard of the teen drama Glee, which is evidently a big hit with the teenybopper crowd. The other day, I came across it while flicking through channels and forced myself to watch some of the show. First, I have to say that I now do believe the conservative Christians are correct in saying that the media is pushing a gay agenda. Of course, I don’t really care (one can always change the channel), but it was so blatant on Glee that I couldn’t help but laugh. The show revolved around a “glee club” (an insipid American high school institution for you Brits), cheerleaders, football players, gay football players, football players in drag, football players with cheerleaders, with gay cheerleaders, etc. There was even Broadway-style singing and dancing. Glee is about the gayest show I’ve ever seen on TV. Even the name is gay.

The gay issue aside, there was one thing about the show that, although unsurprising, was still obnoxious: it features the same old negative stereotypes about normal males. The teen sluts (both gay and straight) are the heros, while the villains are generally straight or straight-acting males (why is it always considered a problem when homosexual men act like… men?). It’s the kind of show our readers are not likely to watch (for obvious reasons), but those of us with kids might want to at least keep an eye on it, as it pushes teen promiscuity (both homo and hetero) and presents ordinary males as dangerous, violent bigots.

One nice thing to come out the Glee controversy is the revelation that Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl evidently has a pair. Angry about being pressured to perform on Glee, Grohl expressed distaste for the show and its creator in rather strong terms.

Grohl’s remarks to The Hollywood Reporter:

It’s every band’s right, you shouldn’t have to do f—ing Glee

And then the guy who created Glee is so offended that we’re not, like, begging to be on his f—ing show… f— that guy for thinking anybody and everybody should want to do Glee

I watched 10 minutes. It’s not my thing…

The Glee guy, what a f—ing jerk. Slash was the first one. He wanted to do Guns ‘n’ Roses and Slash is like, ‘I hate f—ing 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 f—ing 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…

Slash, for his part, is reported to have said the following about Glee:

In the current climate of what’s going on in entertainment these days, I try to be more optimistic than negative because it’s really easy to get negative about it, but I draw the line at Glee. Glee is worse than Grease and Grease is bad enough…. When Grease came out I was like, “Oh, c’mon, give me a break.” Actually, I look at Grease now and think: Between High School Musical and Glee, Grease was a brilliant work of art.

At least some folks in the entertainment business still have standards…

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