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'Glee's' Ryan Murphy Has Received Death Threats

Apparently not everyone is full of Glee. The ultra-popular Fox hit show has been known to push the boundaries and deal with really controversial topics like teenage sex, both heterosexual and homosexual. Many of us embrace its bold content and appreciate the show's attempt to cover real world issues (plus the songs and dancing are amazing), but others find the topics taboo and unfit to be aired on television, especially on a show with such a strong young adult following. As a result, creator Ryan Murphy has experienced a whole host of reactions from both fans and foes of the show.

Murphy discusses some of the more hostile reactions, admitting ""I've gotten death threats, yes. I have...I think anytime 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. I think it's such a great show for young kids. The values of it, I think, are great."" Having said that, Murphy is not a fool and knows that while the core message that Glee represents is a positive one, there have been some oversteps (like with condom demonstrations for example). Even so, Murphy is proud of the influence the show can have and reminisces about an inspiring episode where Kurt (played by Chris Colfer) tries out for the football team and then comes out to his dad. The episode made him realize the profound impact this show could make saying, ""I thought so you can do entertainment and maybe do something responsible and socially relevant. That's when I got interested in looking at the impact that we possibly can have and what can we do with that."" And with twelve Emmy nominations this year and 19 last year, I think it's safe to say that impact continues to grow. So quit hating on Glee -- if you don't want your children watching it then turn off the television or at least change the channel to something a little more to your liking. May I suggest this. I think you'll come running back to Fox in no time.

Source: Huffington Post

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