I think I may have figured out something crucial about Bret Easton Ellis, you guys. He’s always being so offensive and obnoxious, mostly via Twitter, that I realized he must have an ulterior motive. As it gets closer and closer to December 31st, it’s becoming clear to me that his New Years resolution from last year must have been to be the most hated guy of 2012, and now that the year is almost over, he’s getting more and more desperate to fulfill it.
And the thing is, in any other year he probably would have succeeded by now, what with his comments about Matt Bomer being too gay to play Christian Grey in a film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey or his defense of Paris Hilton after she said most gay guys ‘probably have AIDS’. Those are pretty repulsive statements! I would’ve definitely expected him to be the most hated guy by now. But the thing is, this was a tough year for guys being assclowns. You have Chris Brown in the mix — dating Rihanna again, dressing as a terrorist for Halloween. He’s a tough number to beat. And there’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s Joe Giudice, who had a conversation with his mistress on national TV and somehow expected his wife not to find out. You have to get up pretty early to beat these guys to the 2012 Most Hated Guy trophy.
But Bret Easton Ellis isn’t giving up yet, as evidenced by his newest dickish rant, this time about Kathryn Bigelow, Academy Award-winning director of The Hurt Locker and the upcoming Zero Dark Thirty. He ripped on her because of her attractiveness, oddly enough, saying:
“Kathryn Bigelow would be considered a mildly interesting filmmaker if she was a man but since she’s a very hot woman she’s really overrated.”
In a later tweet, he started scrolling through her film projects:
“Kathryn Bigelow: Strange Days, K-19 The Widowmaker,Blue Steel, The Hurt Locker. Are we talking about visionary filmmaking or just OK junk?”
I think…the first one. Yeah, definitely the first one. The visionary filmmaking one. Or whichever one it is that doesn’t spend their whole day on Twitter spewing hateful nonsense at their more talented peers. That one.
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