Barbra Streisand Apologizes For Dissing Glee
Not 48 hours after making an off-the-cuff dig at Fox’s überpopular musical-dramedy, the legendary crooner took to her blog to offer up a “clarification” of her comment.
First, some background: At a Friday event honoring her as the MusiCares Person of the Year, Streisand was asked (as too many are) if she would consider guest-starring on Glee. To that, she scoffed, “Not if I can help it.” Ouch.
In retrospect, Babs posted to her blog, “I should have said, ‘You never know.’ It was wrong to say, ‘Not if I can help it.’”
Streisand went on to say that she has been “overwhelmed preparing for my performance on MusiCares, the Grammys, recording a new album, and starting a new movie” — “and besides that, I wasn’t asked [to do Glee].” (Gorillaz, take note.)
The eight-time Grammy winner said she is “so honored” that Glee‘s Rachel Berry (played by Lea Michele) “is so admiring of my work,” as evidenced by the character’s exemplary takes on Babs classics such as “Rain On My Parade.”
In fact, in her actual MusicCares speech, Streisand lauded Glee for “exposing young people to music they might otherwise not hear today.”
Gleeks, do you accept Funny Girl’s mea culpa?