Congratulations, Bret Easton Ellis, your oh-so-edgy Twitter finally struck a nerve. The American Psycho author has long been using the messaging platform to share his predictably transgressive opinions (“The worst thing that can happen to a man is falling in love with a whore…,” “Not to bum everyone out, but can we get a reality check here? It gets worse,” “Most underrated movie of the year: Sex and the City 2“), but his recent tweets about Glee are a step above (or rather, below) the norm. “I like the idea of Glee but why is it that every time I watch an episode I feel like I’ve stepped into a puddle of HIV?” he said Tuesday, following up last night with “No, I wasn’t drunk last night. I was watching Chris Colfer singing, um, “Le Jazz Hot” and felt like I had suddenly come down with the HIVs.” Somehow he’s restrained himself from going full Gabbo and announcing all the children on Glee have HIV, but there’s still time.
Aside from anonymous insider (“disgusting”) E! had no luck getting anyone on the show to comment, and neither show creator Ryan Murphy or our Ultimate FAB Icon Chris Colfer has tweeted a response. But with Glee fans and gossip wranglers like ourselves and Perez Hilton calling attention to Ellis’ homophobic comments (the author, “for artistic reasons,” has refused to settle on a sexual identity), Bret’s getting the attention he so obviously wants either way.
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