Glenn Beck Embarking on Anti-‘Glee’ Campaign With His Own Version of the Show
This sounds like a sign of the apocalypse. Talk show host Glenn Beck's conservative politics may cause many liberals to bristle, but this news is really going to send 'Glee' co-creator Ryan Murphy off the deep end. The political pundit plans to take down the smash hit musical series, populated by beloved gay characters, by launching his own virtuous version of the series. Uh, that sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.
During the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference held in Washington, D.C. on Friday (June 15), Beck revealed that he has mixed emotions towards the show. On one hand, he and his wife watched the show while gasping in horror, with their hands to their faces. He said, "It's horrifying some of the things that they're teaching high schoolers." Wait, what? Teaching kids to be themselves and to accept one another despite their differences is horrifying? That sounds pretty positive to us...
Nevertheless, while the Beckster is appalled at the content, he complimented the show on its form. He threw props to the overall production values, saying, "But it's brilliantly done. It's produced, brilliantly. Its music, brilliant. Its acting, brilliant. Its cinematography, brilliant. All of it!"
So to counteract 'Glee' and his perceived view of its attack on youth values, Beck is looking to create a show opposite from 'Glee.' He said he has spent a year working on a "push back" program with artists and with music, but stated that it won't be stereotypically conservative music.
He also said, "We jokingly call this our Oedipus project because the left will be making out with me ... and they'll have no idea."
Beck also shared the fact that he's "working with a rapper" for the program. Beck told Buzzfeed, "I can't say who yet -- but my audience and his audience will say, 'What?'" A rapper? We can't even begin to predict or guess what rapper would hop aboard this train... wreck.
Watch Glenn Beck Discuss His Anti-'Glee' Show