After a successful run on Broadway in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Glee’s golden boy, Darren Criss, was tapped to host the 13th-annual Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards in New York which took place last night (May 13, 2012).
On Glee, Darren and Matt Bomer 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, “I’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.”
Socialite Life debuted back in 2003 and as a tribute to the thousands of articles and galleries that we’ve published over the years, we’ve reached back into the Socialite Life vault and are featuring another one of our favorite stories of the past in this Socialite Life Flashback. This article was originally published on May 14, 2012.