FOX’s hit show ‘Glee’ is famous for their covers of popular songs. When Darren Criss, who plays Blaine, and Matt Bomer, guest starring as Blaine’s brother, performed a rendition of Gotye’s runaway hit song ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ on April 10th’s episode, they weren’t quite expecting a diss from Gotye himself.
HLNs “Showbiz Tonight” reports that in the wake of the performance, Gotye commented to The Sunday Mail saying that the ‘Glee’ version was "dinky and wrong.”
However, Criss and Bomer have responded no less than graciously to the singer’s views on their duet version of the song. On the red carpet of the Met Costume Institute Gala this past Monday night, Criss said, "That’s a common example of the media running away with something I think was completely harmless."
He added, “’ve been a long time Gotye fan...The fact that Gotye even knows who I am and what my name is, I am super thrilled.”
“I was not mad or disturbed at all by what he said...He’s allowed to say whatever he wants.”
Bomer also commented on Gotye’s comments, saying that “art is totally subjective.”
Following the fallout from Gotye’s response to the duet, the singer clarified his thoughts at a concert in Los Angeles, saying that he was referring to his own song as "dinky" and that he actually thought the Criss-Bomer collaboration was "clever" and a "great idea."
Here, check out Darren Criss and Matt Bomer speaking to HLN at the Met Costume Institute Gala: And here’s their duet cover of Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used to Know.’