Ryan Murphy, creator of Glee is, for me, one of the biggest bullies on television.
With the proposal of a telling a story about unpopular kids in high school, he took advantage of the struggle of young and twisted for his own pleasure.
More than that, he even used actors personal torments for that. For example, Chris. We all know how badly he was bullied when he was younger and then Ryan made a whole story about bullying, which was fine in season two, as is served to awareness people about this problem. But, it didn’t last long. As soon as he got angry at Chris at the end of the second season everything went downhill. If you want an example, just watch “I am a unicorn”. In that episode, the bullying on Kurt was heavy, and what it’s worst, it didn’t ended well for him, as no excuse was made to his character. It was just the beginning of a series of misfortunes events for the character, only this time no one was blamed. Now, on a even more personal aspect, Ryan used some character (as Sebastian and Cody) to personally insult Chris (with things like gay face and tiny teeth, which we know it is things Chris was called). Even the fact that Chris doesn’t like to smile or open his mouth to sing comes from that trauma, but it didn’t stopped Ryan for using it to offend the character.
He also did the same thing to Cory, which we know, struggled with drug addiction by making his father on the show a military who died of overdose, putting Cory face to face with his demons. No sympathy was showed to him until his death, but then it was too late for Ryan to make a tribute to him. We have to praise people when it matters.
I’m sure he did a lot more offensive things to other actors too, like not putting Jenna on the cover of the Glee movie, an original actress of the show.
But then he made things like, The New Normal e The Normal Heart and everyone suddenly falls in love with him again. Sorry, to me.
Ryan is smart and knows how to play with the audience. He gets awards and prestige while continue to insult and humiliate people. That’s why I don’t like him. That’s why I don’t support any of his projects.
I read this, and I thought “maybe he’s not that bad” for a minute. And then I remembered that within the last day or two, I saw a post on my dash that said Naya will be singing a song on Glee that is sung by her ex fiance, with his supposed current girlfriend.
there’s also “trouty mouth.” Chord has said that he never was self-conscious about his lips and mouth until that insult was thought up.
Then there was also the comment, I think said by Brittany, about “cool epilepsy” that couldn’t have been a fun thing for Chris to hear because of his sister.
This is why Ryan likes to glorify abusers on his shows, because he himself is one.
Did you know what when PUC aired there were people who thought Cory was going to be in it because it was advertised as being a “unaired episode”?
FOX and Glee manipulated non fandom fans into thinking Cory was going to be in that episode. There were these fans on the Glee fb page completely distressed and crying saying they only tuned in for Cory because he was in all the other xmas episodes and what with the way it was advertised they thought they’d have lost footage of him. It wasn’t until other fans told them it had only just been filmed a few weeks before that it dawned on them. I saw so many messages of “Glee wouldn’t do that” well actually they would if it meant getting higher ratings. At the end of the day Ryan only cares about money and how he can exploit the actors around him. Everything about PUC was just spiteful and cruel.
I had no idea that they did that with the Previous Unaired Christmas episode. That’s horrible.
(It might explain the slightly better ratings that the episode garnered.)
If you’ve been following me for more than an hour—hell, if you’ve ever visited my blog, you know that I keep the vast majority of my posts pretty light-hearted. I’m not a “social justice blogger,” ever, and I just like to reblog posts with cute dogs and my OTP punching me right in the fucking feels.
But this, this right here, this is not fucking okay.
Ryan Murphy, you are an out gay man with multiple successful TV shows, and you’re choosing to use that to pander to fangirls fetishizing gay couples?
HOW DARE YOU?
If you think that fetishizing gay boys on television makes you an ally, or if you think that we’re fighting for the right for your OTP to get married, I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.