“Glee” creator joins the boycott of Newsweek
By Greg Hernandez
HollywoodNews.com: Ryan Murphy has good reason to be upset with the Newsweek article by Ramin Setoodeh who does not believe that openly gay actors including Sean Hayes and Glee cast member Jonathan Groff can play straight convincingly.
The writer, who is gay himself, wrote that Groff (pictured below with Glee and Spring Awakening co-star Lea Michele) seems like a “theater queen” on the popular Fox show.
Murphy takes Setoodeh, and the magazine itself, to task on several levels in a blistering open letter. Here is much of it:
This article is as misguided as it is shocking and hurtful. It shocks me because Mr. Setoodeh is himself gay. But what is the most shocking of all is that Newsweek went ahead and published such a blatant homophobic article in the first place…and has remained silent in the face of ongoing (and justified) criticism. Would the magazine have published an article where the author makes a thesis statement that minority actors should only be allowed and encouraged to play domestics? I think not.
To read more go to GregInHollywood.com.