Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ryan Murphy Talks Recent Gay Teen Suicides

In light of the multiple gay teen suicides this week, Ryan is making it a point in his show to showcase the beauty of tolerance and how it affects the youths of today. In a new interview he explains:

"[Tolerance] is a very powerful thing to write about because this week alone three gay teenagers have killed themselves and committed suicide, and we just got asked today to do a PSA on it because it's becoming such an epidemic because of the bullying."

But along with the PSA (which we are so thrilled they are doing, BTW), Ryan intends on tackling the subject with the character of Kurt, starting with this coming Tuesday's episode. He explains:

"The core of the show is really about tolerance. I think that's the legacy of Glee more than anything else. So as we began the year we were very conscious of that. Last year the throughline was about teenage pregnancy. And the throughline this year is really about Kurt (Chris Colfer) and his feelings about tolerance, not only in high school and in the world, but also the ripple effect it has on everybody around him."