Ryan Murphy is the creative mind behind Fox's Scream Queens, American Horror Story
as well as Nip/Tuck
However in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly
, Murphy has accused WB Television Network of being "relentlessly homophobic" while he was working with them for his show Popular
"They never got me and they kept trying to turn me into something else," Murphy stated. "And they were very homophobic even though they would have gay characters on the air."
"They would give me notes like, 'The Mary Cherry character, like, could she be less gay?' It was very relentlessly homophobic. It was rough and I didn't have a good experience with the studio and everybody."
Murphy has admitted that the situation was a valuable learning experience for him.
"It was a really important experience for me because what I learned is follow your gut, listen to your voice, and if they don't want your voice, they don't want you."
The WB Television Network ran Joss Whedon's Buffy The Vampire Slayer
for five years which featured popular LGBT characters Willow and Tara but the pair weren't shown in any sexual situations until the show was moved to UPN in 2001 for it's sixth and seventh seasons.
You can read the full interview with Ryan Murphy over at Entertainment Weekly
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