Speaking to MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell on Tuesday, the evening of the show’s season premiere, Miss Lynch said her intolerant, heartless, scheming character will channel the congresswoman from Minnesota, who recently said that bullying gays is “not a federal issue” and therefore doesn’t warrant government intervention.
“Right now, where we stand now, I’m anti-arts,” Miss Lynch said of her character, who takes a swipe at “sneaky gays” in an online clip from the show.
When Mr. O’Donnell asked Miss Lynch whether her character’s statements reflect what Mrs. Bachmann wants to say or would say, the actress answered, “Yes.”
Miss Lynch, whose character will be running for Congress with an anti-arts campaign, agreed with Mrs. O’Donnell that lots of folks out there believe such extracurricular activities should be axed.
“It almost makes it less funny because it is very, very real. … There are people who think that,” Miss Lynch said. “I guess [the 'Glee' creators] want to kind of put it out there in the light of day and say this is what some people think.”
In June, “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy admitted to TV Guide that the show’s second season disparaged conservatives.
“We’ve taken a couple jabs at the right wing this year,” Mr. Murphy said.
Former Playboy bunny lists new show’s mistakes
NBC’s new program “The Playboy Club” hasn’t gotten off to a good start. The drama, which ranked third in its Monday time slot, has enraged the Parents Television Council as well as former Playboy bunnies.
The show, which follows the bunnies and patrons of Chicago’s Playboy Club in the 1960s, features scantily clad servers dancing with customers and clients. Former bunny Marilyn Miller wrote in a note to Vanity Fair that she and her fellow bunnies were forbidden from participating in such activity.