Major Kurt Hummel Dish: What's on Tap for This Glee Character?

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Fear not, Kurt Hummel fans.

We know this character hasn't been featured prominently on the first two episodes of season two - heck, he didn't even get a Britney Spears song this week, despite his pleas for New Directions to cover her singles - but that will soon change.

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Speaking to E! News, Glee creator Ryan Murphy makes it clear that Kurt will be a major player going forward, starting with next Tuesday's religion-themed episode, "Grilled Cheesus."

"Last year the throughline was about teenage pregnancy. And the throughline this year is really about Kurt and his feelings about tolerance, not only in high school and in the world, but also the ripple effect it has on everybody around him," he said.

Previewing Tuesday's installment, Murphy said Kurt
will struggle to accept the beliefs of those around him.

"[Tolerance] is a very powerful thing to write about because this week alone three gay teenagers have killed themselves and committed suicide, and we just got asked today to do a PSA on it because it's becoming such an epidemic because of the bullying."

As for the top question on the minds of fans, Murphy would only say that Chord Overstreet's Sam will NOT be Kurt's boyfriend. Might that distinction fall to Darren Criss' Blaine? It sure sounds that way:

"Darren has a major, major arc. He sort of becomes Kurt's mentor and then maybe love - he had to leave his own school because of bullying and goes to an all-boys academy and finds acceptance because that school has a no-bullying, zero-tolerance policy. So Kurt really admires him and respects him. He plays someone who's one year older than Chris' character, so he's the old pro."

There's a lot to digest here. Head over to our Glee forum and discuss it all now!

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Maybe Kurt should learn some tolerance of others. He is the least tolerant character on the show. Who else ignored and tried to change someone elses sexuality? I like Kurt, but come on now


I kind of wish that they would let Sam and Kurt get together because the idea of Kurt getting with the ONLY gay character bothers me.
As in, if he got with Sam and Blaine was still there it would show that gay guys can be friends with other gay guys without jumping their bones. Plus, how many gay guys have had a crush on the hot football player, right? To finally see that work out and happen would be really satisfying.


Sam's NOT going to be Kurt's boyfriend? That sucks, they threw so many hints at us suggesting that Sam was gay. Chord Overstreet is absolutely gorgeous... But it's fine, I'll love Kurt no matter what. (:


I think tolerance is a good subject, but that doesn't mean everyone should be tolerant of Kurt's tempertantrums. I think Kurt has just as much to learn about tolerance as others. Remember the whole thing with Finn & setting up their parents. He is an emotional rollercoaster. I like him, I think he's amazingly talented, but I don't want him to be the "Oh we need a gay man, let's make him over the top, flamboyant, and prone to hissy fits." I don't think that's fair or enjoyable to watch. Just calm him down a little bit, that's all!


I don't like Kurt anymore. He was only cool in the Front 13


Really? I don't get it. It was all about Rachel, Finn, Kurt, Mercedes. Maybe Artie. And where's the rest of the group. If they wanted to show teenage pregnancy, Quinn would get more solos.
I mean, they should focus on the rest of the group, cause they all have great voices. Or just sounds well after autotune ;] I'm also afraid that focusing on Britanny was all about one episode and from now she will be just a scenario to make jokes about her. That will be bad.

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