'Glee:' FOX Smacks Down Rumors of Cast Feud with Ryan Murphy

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Naya Rivera smacks down rumors about pal Ryan Murphy.
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Naya Rivera smacks down rumors about pal Ryan Murphy.

FOX wants to set the record straight : contrary to rumors suggesting otherwise, the cast of "Glee" and Ryan Murphy are not feuding.

As FOX Sr. VP of Publicity told RumorFix, "This mean-spirited story is malicious and 100 percent false. Ryan and the cast are extremely close and morale on the set has never been higher."

Naya Rivera also took time to respond to the rumors. As she tweeted, " I think that the malicious things being written about Ryan Murphy are so sad and false. I'm proud to work for such a talented man! :-)"

A few days ago, US Weekly had published a story highlighting several incidences of contention between the cast and the show's creator.

Sources had reported that workday schedules became so brutal that Lea Michele was leading the cast to take action against Murphy.

In another incident, Murphy allegedly threatened to fire Amber Riley (one of Lea's best friends from the cast) when Lea told him that she didn't want to go on tour.

There were also rumors that Murphy had made Dianna Agron's character, Quinn, utterly unlikable after she had offered constructive suggestions for her character. (If this were true, then it would certainly explain why "Glee" continually ruin Quinn's character with horrible story lines!)

The US Weekly source also reports that Murphy "has bad mood swings and can be really mean."

Murphy's Other Controversies

Murphy is no stranger to controversy with both critics and fans.

Over the summer, he revealed that he received death threats for prominently featuring same sex relationships on the show. As he commented, "I think anytime 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."

"Glee" also recently sparked the ire of the Parents Television Council for the episode, "The First Time" in which Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Blaine (Darren Criss) lost their virginity together. Yet Murphy defended himself by arguing that the Kurt and Blaine story line sent a positive message to audiences by showing gay teens that they were worthy of love.

Murphy was also the target of fan backlash after it was announced that Rachel (Lea Michele), Finn (Cory Monteith), and Kurt would graduate in 2012. (At the time, fans were under the impression that these actors were being fired).

Yet while Murphy is known for pushing the envelope, he seems to get along with the current cast just fine. As Naya Rivera tweeted, " I think that the malicious things being written about Ryan Murphy are so sad and false. I'm proud to work for such a talented man! :-)"

Do you believe these rumors about the "Glee" cast feud with Ryan? Or was US Weekly just trying to generate headlines?

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