At the time, a much-ballyhooed comment by Gotye himself made the rounds which referred to the show’s version as “dinky and wrong” (ouch), but Gotye then came back to refute those earlier reports, calling the cover “clever,” instead.
But whatever his TRUE opinion, it seems to have had no bearing on Glee star Darren Criss (Blaine), or his on-screen duet partner for the song, Matt Bomer (Cooper). When asked about the incident at this week’s Met Costume Institute Gala, Darren told HLN’s Showbiz Tonight, “That’s a common example of the media running away with something I think was completely harmless. 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.”
He continued, “I love the guy. I’ve seen him countless times. He’s incredible. If I had half the talent he did...” Oh, that Darren Criss – ever the gracious guy!
“I was not mad or disturbed at all by what he said. He’s allowed to say whatever he wants,” he added. Bomer echoed the sentiment, saying, “Art is totally subjective. I’m not a big mudslinger, so whatever.” Good on ya, guys! (And for the record, we still think both versions are totally stellar!)