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Glee‘s Ryan Murphy v. Newsweek‘s Ramin Setoodeh

Ryan Murphy, the gay creator of Nip/Tuck and Glee, is joining the rat pack against Newsweek‘s Ramin Setoodeh, the Newsweek associate editor who used his column to go after actors who are gay (like Setoodeh) who are too queeny to play straight.

The piece about Sean Hayes in Promises, Promises was “needlessly cruel and mind-blowingly bigoted,” says Murphy, who is calling for a boycott of the magazine. Which is a LOL, because it’s not like you read Newsweek or the paper product of its parent company, the Washington Post. (Also worth mentioning: Murphy’s only openly gay cast member plays a fey gay on the show.)

What’s next, Desperate Housewives‘ queen-b Marc Cherry calling for a public square burning of the red magazine? Can’t all us gays just get naked and roll around in a pile of Newsweeks and be friends again?

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  • Josh

    Newsweek should be boycotted.

    Ramin’s self hating homophobia must be condemned. Newsweek must fire him.

    Ramin has a long history of homophobia….

    Not only did he write this piece disparaging gay actors who play straight roles…

    Not only did he blame effeminate gays and actors for hurting gay marriage….

    Not only did he go on O’Reilly to do a hit piece on Adam Lambert last season on American Idol (where he depicted Kris as a good straight Christian and Adam as a godless heathen gay even though it was known that Adam was Jewish)…..

    But he also blamed that 8th grade kid (Lawrence King) that was murdered by his classmate (who shot him in the head in class) for his own murder because he dressed effeminately at school and
    therefore was flaunting his sexuality.

    I don’t care what Ramin or his friends say, he is a DISGUSTING SELF HATER who has an obvious problem with effeminate gays.

    It is important for us to defend the most effeminate gays because they are the ones who face the most ire from the haters.

    Ramin wants us to pile on them too and throw them under the bus.

    Ramin’s self hating homophobia NEEDS to be condemned by the gay community.

  • Kieran

    It’s always a clever move to boycott a magazine like Newsweek that’s already well known to be on it’s death bed.

  • james_in_cambridge

    Wow. Ramin is pretty fucking feminine himself. It really is some sort of embedded self-loathing. Here he is defending himself on MsNbc….total fucking smug douchebag.

    @Josh: I hope what you said about Ramin dissing Lawrence King isn’t true. I just don’t have the heart to look it up. I can’t rage anymore against this self-hating queen.

  • THeAwfulTruth

    Ramin is a douche, but Murphy is creepy, and when he was a journalist, not the most ethical one. I’ll pass on both, thanks.

  • THeAwfulTruth

    “needlessly cruel and mind-blowingly bigoted”: a rather bizarre comment coming from Murphy, whose show “Nip/Tuck” was a spectacle of cruelty, stereotypes, violence and misogyny.

  • Kieran

    I just watched the Setooduh interview on MSNBC (see # 3)in which with an incredibly stupid “deer in the headlights” expression on his face he basically claims that gay men are incapable of pulling off straight roles. Then, right at the end of the interview he lamely laments that so many gay actors in Hollywood remain in the closet. Why am I not surprised that this idiot would be writing for Newsweek?

  • L.Single

    Ramin sucks. But the Washington Post is a good newspaper. Could be better on gay issues, but what paper couldn’t? More people should read the Post.

    Aside from that, agree on everything else.

  • David Ehrenstein

    @james_in_cambridge: It’s true.
    Ramins said “Larry King was, admittedly, a problematical test case: he was a troubled child who flaunted his sexuality and wielded it like a weapon”

    IOW Brandon McInerney had no choice but to shoot Larry King twice at point blank range in the back of the head. Hey it was “self-defense.”

  • thedarkchariot

    Jessie (Jonathan Groff) plays Rachel’s love interest and he’s openly gay in real life. I thought he did a great job acting (didn’t know he was gay until I looked him up). In fact, his role is a straight, romantic leading man.

    I always sorta see where Ramin is coming from with his arguments but they’re always straight up stupid and wrong. It’s embarrassing to the gay community.

  • t money

    this guy is an idiot. any body tell him about dougie howser, err, i mean barney from “how i met your mother”? thats NPH, a broadway queen playing the biggest [straight]gigolo around town! hes very believable. fans love him. thats just ONE example. this guy setoodeh gets douchier and douchier each day.

  • Mr.Obote

    Murphy looks like an egg.

  • Yuki

    Hey, Queerty, you’re mistaken; Chris Colfer isn’t the only openly gay actor on Glee. Jonathan Groff (who is recent, but has been in every episode since the beginning of this half of the season) is also openly gay, and plays a straight character.

  • Factotum

    The person who wrote this article has no idea what they’re talking about. Jonathan Groff and Jane Lynch are both openly gay actors playing straight characters on Glee.

  • FoolMe1

    The fact that this is the creator of some of the most offensive trans women characters to grace television. Used “shemale” – a term used almost exclusively in porn or by the right-wing (and one particularly venomous lesbian “feminist) to refer to trans women in a show about high school students. Has defended his portrayal of trans women as crazed murderers, confused genitalia swappers, and sexual deceivers by hiding behind his homosexuality and “trans friends”.

    Funny how the readers of Queerty are calling for the boycott of Newsweek based on an article written by a gay man about gay men. When trans women called for a similar boycott of TOTWK – we received a steaming bag of snark and “don’t be so sensitive”. Well, all you “free speech” defenders – have a second helping of “Get Over IT”. I’ll even toss in a side of “He’s promoting an important discussion and shouldn’t be silenced”.

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