Glee Creator to Meet with Newsweek Writer Over Article on Gays


Glee creator Ryan Murphy will meet with the writer of the Newsweek article he called a "hurtful bigoted diatribe."


In a new open letter released Thursday to Entertainment Weekly, Murphy said that Ramin Setoodeh contacted him earlier that day to accept his offer - posed in his first open letter on Tuesday - to visit the Glee writers' room to discuss why they took offense at the piece and for Seetodeh to see an example of what Murphy called an inclusive show. Murphy also said Setoodeh can observe the show's casting process so he can witness and speak to the actors, who are encouraged to read for all roles on the Fox series "no matter what their sexual orientation, color or gender."


"Who cares who you are or who you sleep with - men, women, sheep - frankly, it's none of our business or concern," Murphy wrote. "The actor with the best audition should get the part. On Glee, straight actors play gay roles, gay actors play straight roles and no one is discriminated against. I hope observing this process firsthand - and talking with our cast - will be illuminating to Mr. Setoodeh, and inform his future journalistic endeavors."


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