"I feel like many of the lesbian fans want Brittany and Santana to have a full on, nude, make out session sometimes. I feel like they feel the same way about Kurt and Blaine. I think that they also feel that sometimes that we have not handled those characters exactly like they want. And to that I say, you know what, you’re probably right. I think there’s some things in the last two seasons maybe we could have done a little more artfully and a little bit more carefully and a little more, um, respectfully is the wrong word, but I sort of do get the criticisms. And look, you’re doing a show and it’s very, a lot of things happen, you try to do your best and sometimes that doesn’t work out."
"There are some people who love the characters. There are other groups of people who love the spectacle. When you do the spectacle, the people who love the characters get pissed. “Fuck them, why aren’t they doing a Brittany and Santana story instead of a Michael Jackson celebration?” Then when you do the opposite they’re like, “You know, where’s the tribute to Frank Sinatra? This is bullshit.” You just can’t win. So I think you try to do the best that you can, and I really do respect the fans, because I think it’s a young audience, and I think it’s a very Internet-savvy audience. We care about the show and we care about the characters and the tributes, but it’s a young, rollicking show by design. I get that sometimes people fall in and out of love with it in the course of two episodes."
- Ryan Murphy when asked about all the tributes and guest stars (x)