“I see now the harm my co-creation has caused,” said Murphy. “I mean, Super Bass? The Thong Song? Literally any moment Matthew Morrison was onscreen? Sure, Jeffrey Dahmer was convicted of sixteen murders, but there are 121 episodes of Glee. I have so many crimes to atone for.”
Dahmer is a dramatic limited series about the gruesome murders of real-life serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. Glee, on the other hand, is Murphy’s 2009 musical comedy series that saw a creepy teacher and a group of thirty-year-olds masquerading as teenagers convince an entire generation of high schoolers that they could and should sing. Neither series was made with the consent of victims’ families.
Murphy announced his new “Glee Fund” via an Op-Ed in the New York Times with an accompanying voice note for Lea Michele. The announcement comes after several weeks of criticism levied at Murphy for creating a series that has traumatized countless innocents, torn families apart, and ruined karaoke nights across the country. Murphy’s crimes were explored in a recent episode of popular true crime podcast My Favorite Murder, in which the hosts delved into the writer/producer’s senseless killing of any enthusiasm people once held for “Don’t Stop Believin’.”
“I understand now that I was not the correct person to tell this story. I’ve never lost a child to the horrors of Glee Club,” said Murphy, tearing up while sitting on a throne of white gold embossed with his own face. “I can only hope to make up for it by donating this money, which I will quickly recoup by writing some other bizarre shit for Evan Peters. Or Sarah Paulson. Or Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson.”
Victims and victims’ families can apply for the Glee Fund by sending in a video of them singing sixteen bars of their most traumatizing Glee cover. Those who didn’t watch the series and only watched compilations of the gay scenes on YouTube will not be eligible.
At press time, Murphy was reportedly working on a new series, a Smash-style drama chronicling the production of a new musical comedy about John Wayne Gacy.