Singer Lady Gaga has defended Glee's 90-minute Born This Way episode from criticism that the show celebrates being gay.

Dan Gainor, vice president of conservative media watchdog Media Research Center, fumed to ABC News: “This is [creator] Ryan Murphy's latest depraved initiative to promote his gay agenda.”

Bryan Fischer of the Christian conservative American Family Association (AFA) called the show “product placement” in an appearance on Houston's Fox affiliate: “We should not glamorize it [gay relationships] any more than we would glamorize intravenous drug use,” Fischer said.

Fox News commentator Glenn Beck called the show “a horror show” and a “nightmare,” after the Born This Way broadcast.

And ambiguously gay American Psycho writer Bret Easton Ellis tweeted that the episode had pushed him back in the closet, though he's never been out.

Tuesday's most incendiary moment came when gay student Kurt Hummel zips open his hoodie to reveal a t-shirt that says “LIKES BOYS” before the cast sings Lady Gaga's Born This Way.

On Friday, gay media watchdog GLAAD defended the show, saying critics were “out-of-touch with the majority.”

Lady Gaga tweeted her support for the show to her nearly 10 million followers: “I really loved Glee's Born This Way episode. I admire the show for being brave+fighting for such modern social messaging. Never back down.”