Glee creator Ryan Murphy revealed Wednesday that Chris Colfer, Lea Michele and Corey Monteith will not be returning to Glee after the upcoming season, and he's getting some backlash in Hollywood.

Hollywood news website criticized Murphy for revealing the news to the media before he'd even told Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer. Said the site:

    " ... this megalomaniac-in-the-making brags that he didn't bother to tell Monteith before telling the media. And announcing it on the eve of the Emmy nominations is simply classless."

Poor Chris Colfer apparently found out via Twitter. "I didn't necessarily know that it was going to be our last season next year," he told Access Hollywood.

And Colfer told Extra: "Do I want to leave the show? Absolutely not."

Murphy has also been criticized for the show's decision to refrain from making Chord Overstreet a series regular ... especially since there's been no explanation as to why.

What do you think of Murphy and his methods?