Ira Glass, famous voice of This American Life, sent the summer news cycle aflutter when he tweeted that "Shakespeare sucks." "It's as if Mister Rogers has tweeted, 'Kermit's an asshole," he told Jimmy Fallon of the ensuing think pieces and tweetstorms on the Tonight Show.
@JohnLithgow as Lear tonight: amazing. Shakespeare: not good. No stakes, not relatable. I think I'm realizing: Shakespeare sucks.— Ira Glass (@iraglass) July 28, 2014
"The Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the New Yorker wrote a whole article calling me a dumbass. And then National Review. It was like the right and the left organized and agreed on one thing, and it's that I am an idiot." Glass is sticking to his guns, though—he's still not a fan of the Bard.