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Glee's Jane Lynch says show creator Ryan Murphy and guest-star Kristin Chenoweth were "heroic" to denounce a Newsweek article about gay actors, but adds that everyone is entitled to an opinion.

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In a recent Newsweek article, writer Ramin Setoodeh called Glee star Jonathan Groff an "average theater queen" and said Sean Hayes was too "wooden" to pass as Kristin Chenoweth's love interest in Broadway's Promises, Promises. Chenoweth released a statement criticizing the piece shortly after, followed by Murphy, who called for a boycott of Newsweek. GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios echoed Murphy's call for a boycott.

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"The thing is, actors are actors: You can't play gay anymore than you can play somebody who's Catholic," Lynch tells Entertainment Weekly. "I don't think you have to slap somebody down for making an opinion that you don't agree with. But I do think what Kristin and Ryan did was so important, and I'm glad that they said it. It doesn't mean, 'Off with [Setoodeh's] head.' But I'm very glad, and I thought it was very heroic what the two of them did."

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Newsweek and Setoodeh, who is gay, have since defended the article, saying Setoodeh's point was misinterpreted. Setoodeh has also accepted Murphy's offer to visit the Glee writers' room to discuss the piece and for Setoodeh to see an example of what Murphy called an inclusive show.

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