Ryan Murphy, who is best known for creating the Television series “Glee,” said that he has been the subject of death threats.
Murphy has given extra weightage to homosexual and minorities stuff on Glee, something that has not went down well with a large chunk of the audience. And so, they voiced their rejection of Murphy’s ideas by threatening him with his life.
Speaking in an interview with Deadline magazine, Ryan said, “I think any time 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.”
He said that Glee was originally meant to be a post-safe harbor program and confessed that he made some mistakes while writing the storylines.
The Glee mastermind explained, “Ninety per cent of what the show has to say is so positive, I feel stupid and bad that the 10 per cent would exclude a portion of the episode. There are specific episodes where we did push it too far.
Murphy also spoke about how he had made some mistakes with the show that may have contributed to the ill-feeling, admitting that he had "screwed up in hindsight" because the show was originally intended to be post-watershed: "There are specific episodes where we did push it too far. I think the condom demonstration was a road too far. I think showing a kid masturbating was a bridge too far. You know, when you're creating a show you're in the middle of it and then you hear the comments." He also opened up about the decision to allow key members of the cast - Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith to 'graduate' and thereby leave the show. "I was, for a solid week, the Anti-Christ," he said. He also added that the three would return in some capacity.