Yet Glee would seem an unlikely target for Beck, a devout showtune aficionado who recently encouraged his audience to "sell a kidney" to see Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, and who counts a mint-condition The Rink touring-company jacket among his most valuable possessions.
Sure enough, his meandering and deeply conflicted speech betrayed a barely closeted Gleek at war with himself:
This show stands out and stands for almost every value that I have. [...] I've watched it with a sense of stunned horror combined with a sense of admiring awe. It is a brilliant, brilliant show. Very, very well done. But it is a horror show. All of the characters are extremely good-looking, extremely talented. [Pointing at Jane Lynch:] She's by the way hysterical. Everybody in here is somebody that your kids would want to be like.
Except everyone is sleeping with everyone else, there's no values, it's all self-gratification — it's a nightmare. Brilliant songs and performances brilliantly edited and shot. It's brilliant! Brilliant. I looked at my wife and said, "There is no way to beat this." [...] This is propaganda and it's an anthem. It's an anthem saying, "Join us." How can you and I possibly win against that?