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Bret Easton Ellis: 'I've Been Banned by GLAAD Media Awards'
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S. Newport
2013-04-23 15:18:12 UTC
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There will be stars galore on Saturday evening at the Los Angeles GLAAD
Media Awards, a swanky Hollywood event attended by 5,000 guests where
President Bill Clinton will receive the Advocate for Change Award -- but
Bret Easton Ellis will not be among them.

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The novelist and provocateur took to his medium of choice -- Twitter -- to
announce that the gay rights organization had "banned" him from entering the
premises after learning a guest planned on bringing him as a date.

"As a gay man in a domestic partnership who plans to get married I'm sad to
hear I've been banned byGLAAD from attending tomorrow's event," the American
Psycho author wrote. "GLAAD is supposedly 'furious' about my tweets. And I'm
guessing not the ones concerning my boyfriend or how sexy I think Adam
Driver is."

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No, probably not. More likely were Ellis' tweets about actor Matthew Bomer,
whom he felt was not qualified to play the protagonist in a 50 Shades of
Grey movie because he's openly gay.

"I don't care how good an actor you are but being married to another man
complicates things for playing CG," he said, adding, "Okay I'll say it. Matt
Bomer isn't right for Christian Grey because he is openly gay. He's great
for other roles but this is too big a game."

Or the time in 2011 when he likened watching Glee to stepping "into a puddle
of HIV."

Ellis also angered many when he tweeted, "I kind of agree with Paris
Hilton." The hotel heiress had been caught on tape saying gay men are "the
horniest people in the world" and that men who use the hook-up app Grindr
"probably have AIDS."

Ellis added on Friday that GLAAD had told Ellis' friend to "warn Bret not to
go public or TWEET about this decision."

GLAAD vice president of communications Rich Ferraro has offered The
Hollywood Reporter this exclusive response to Ellis' claims:

"GLAAD spoke with the guest who was planning to bring Bret about some of
Bret's recent remarks, which the gay community responded negatively to. We
also asked for a time to sit down with Bret. They decided to replace Bret
with a different guest and there has been no response to the offer of a
meeting. We hope his tweets don't overshadow the high-profile allies and
everyday LGBT people who will be onstage tonight advocating for equality in
the Boy Scouts, marriage and across the country."

Among the tweets deemed objectionable by GLAAD:

If you think Modern Family has a progressive attitude about gayness then
you're a retrograde tool. The fact that it's being lauded: a joke.

- Bret Easton Ellis (@BretEastonEllis) August 10, 2012

The Gay Fascist Middlebrow that got angry over the Glee tweet is the
problem with the politically correct gay agenda. We are all different.

- Bret Easton Ellis (@BretEastonEllis) November 17, 2012

Andrew Rannells in "The New Normal" makes Sean Hayes in "Will & Grace"
seem like Jason Statham in just about anything.

- Bret Easton Ellis (@BretEastonEllis) September 26, 2012

The writing on "The New Normal" is fairly funny for a sitcom despite the
fact that it's a gay minstrel show. I wanted to trash it but can't.

- Bret Easton Ellis (@BretEastonEllis) September 26, 2012

The Hollywood hypocrisy is complete: Jodie Foster accepts her Lifetime
Achievement award at The GG's and then demands PUBLIC PRIVACY...

- Bret Easton Ellis (@BretEastonEllis) January 14, 2013

Jodie Foster speech: doesn't really come out, brags about being 50, kills
off her mother, celebrated by the LBGT community for coming out...

- Bret Easton Ellis (@BretEastonEllis) January 14, 2013

As a gay writer who believes in free speech I find this ridiculous: Amy
Pascal Says Rid Scripts of Gay Slurs hollywoodreporter.com/news/sony-pict.
via @thr

- Bret Easton Ellis (@BretEastonEllis) April 8, 2013

"There's nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music.
Musicals carry us to a different time and place, but in the end, they
also teach us a little bit of something about ourselves. In many ways,
the story of Broadway is also intertwined with the story of America.
Some of the greatest singers and songwriters Broadway has ever known
came to this country on a boat with nothing more than an idea in their
head and a song in their heart. And they succeeded the same way that so
many immigrants have succeeded through talent and hard work and sheer
determination. Over the years, musicals have also been at the forefront
of our social consciousness, challenging stereotypes, shaping our
opinions about race and religion, death and disease, power and politics.
But perhaps the most American part of this truly American art form is
its optimism. Broadway music calls us to see the best in ourselves and
in the world around us."-- President Obama

"Musicals blow the dust off your soul."-- Mel Brooks
StormChaser
2013-04-30 03:31:16 UTC
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Post by S. Newport
There will be stars galore on Saturday evening at the Los Angeles GLAAD
Media Awards, a swanky Hollywood event attended by 5,000 guests where
President Bill Clinton will receive the Advocate for Change Award -- but
Bret Easton Ellis will not be among them.
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Kathryn Bigelow
The novelist and provocateur took to his medium of choice -- Twitter -- to
announce that the gay rights organization had "banned" him from entering the
premises after learning a guest planned on bringing him as a date.
"As a gay man in a domestic partnership who plans to get married I'm sad to
hear I've been banned byGLAAD from attending tomorrow's event," the American
Psycho author wrote. "GLAAD is supposedly 'furious' about my tweets. And I'm
guessing not the ones concerning my boyfriend or how sexy I think Adam
Driver is."
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No, probably not. More likely were Ellis' tweets about actor Matthew Bomer,
whom he felt was not qualified to play the protagonist in a 50 Shades of
Grey movie because he's openly gay.
"I don't care how good an actor you are but being married to another man
complicates things for playing CG," he said, adding, "Okay I'll say it. Matt
Bomer isn't right for Christian Grey because he is openly gay. He's great
for other roles but this is too big a game."
Or the time in 2011 when he likened watching Glee to stepping "into a puddle
of HIV."
Ellis also angered many when he tweeted, "I kind of agree with Paris
Hilton." The hotel heiress had been caught on tape saying gay men are "the
horniest people in the world" and that men who use the hook-up app Grindr
"probably have AIDS."
Ellis added on Friday that GLAAD had told Ellis' friend to "warn Bret not to
go public or TWEET about this decision."
GLAAD vice president of communications Rich Ferraro has offered The
"GLAAD spoke with the guest who was planning to bring Bret about some of
Bret's recent remarks, which the gay community responded negatively to. We
also asked for a time to sit down with Bret. They decided to replace Bret
with a different guest and there has been no response to the offer of a
meeting. We hope his tweets don't overshadow the high-profile allies and
everyday LGBT people who will be onstage tonight advocating for equality in
the Boy Scouts, marriage and across the country."
If you think Modern Family has a progressive attitude about gayness then
you're a retrograde tool. The fact that it's being lauded: a joke.
The Gay Fascist Middlebrow that got angry over the Glee tweet is the
problem with the politically correct gay agenda. We are all different.
Andrew Rannells in "The New Normal" makes Sean Hayes in "Will & Grace"
seem like Jason Statham in just about anything.
The writing on "The New Normal" is fairly funny for a sitcom despite the
fact that it's a gay minstrel show. I wanted to trash it but can't.
The Hollywood hypocrisy is complete: Jodie Foster accepts her Lifetime
Achievement award at The GG's and then demands PUBLIC PRIVACY...
Jodie Foster speech: doesn't really come out, brags about being 50, kills
off her mother, celebrated by the LBGT community for coming out...
As a gay writer who believes in free speech I find this ridiculous: Amy
Pascal Says Rid Scripts of Gay Slurs hollywoodreporter.com/news/sony-pict.
"There's nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music.
Musicals carry us to a different time and place, but in the end, they
also teach us a little bit of something about ourselves. In many ways,
the story of Broadway is also intertwined with the story of America.
Some of the greatest singers and songwriters Broadway has ever known
came to this country on a boat with nothing more than an idea in their
head and a song in their heart. And they succeeded the same way that so
many immigrants have succeeded through talent and hard work and sheer
determination. Over the years, musicals have also been at the forefront
of our social consciousness, challenging stereotypes, shaping our
opinions about race and religion, death and disease, power and politics.
But perhaps the most American part of this truly American art form is
its optimism. Broadway music calls us to see the best in ourselves and
in the world around us."-- President Obama
"Musicals blow the dust off your soul."-- Mel Brooks
Perhaps Brett Easton Ellis (whose books and movie adaptions I have
admired)should realize that the public may not find the insufferable
behavior of the priviliged interesting anymore.

His rants about his same sex preference being an issue are nonsense.

He must accept the consequences of his actions.

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