Elton John Rips the ‘Glee’ Haters on ‘Jimmy Fallon’ (VIDEO)

Mike Hess / April 1, 2011

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With the recent spate of celebrities and musicians lashing out against the good-hearted musical tendencies of Glee, one of pop music’s most outspoken people has finally come to its defense.

Elton John dropped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Thursday night and when the conversation turned to how everyone from Dave Grohl to SNL alum Victoria Jackson have bashed the hit show, Elton let loose with one of his signature snark bombs: “Lighten up, you a–holes” he said.

“It’s a compliment when someone records or does one of your songs. It doesn’t matter if it’s a bad version, it’s just a compliment, so I’ve never lost that thrill,” John said.

He went on to single out one band in particular: “Kings of Leon, lighten up guys. Come on.”

The Kings of Leon had a particularly nasty battle with the show’s creator, Ryan Murphy, following their diss of the show. The two camps went back and forth in a snippy Twitter and quote war, while recently SNL actress Victoria Jackson bashed the show’s homosexual relationships.