After condemning GLAAD for their participation in the “gay self-patronization in the media,” Bret Easton Ellis invited a discussion on Reddit after criticizing the LGBT media advocacy group.
Calling it AMA for “ask me anything,” the discussion was held yesterday at noon, Pacific Time.
In his discussion, Ellis barely touched on those GLAAD comments, speaking more about “American Psycho” and his interests. Ellis made a brief mention of his notorious Twitter account.
“Well, I guess you could look at my Twitter account as the new novel. Many do,” said Ellis.
Ellis recently criticized the media’s treatment of openly gay athlete Jason Collins as “infantilizing” and that GLAAD is “the gatekeepers of politically correct gayness.”
“An organization holding an awards ceremony that they think represents all gays and also feels that they can choose which gays can and cannot be a member of the party is, on the fact of it, ridiculous,” Ellis wrote last month. “The fact remains that if you aren’t presenting yourself as a happy homosexual promoting healthy mainstream gay values and pimping for GLAAD, then you’re somehow defaming The Cause.”
Ellis also slammed LGBT portrayals in the media through his previous tweets by calling castings of openly gay actors like Andrew Rannells and Matt Bomer as “absolutely ridiculous.” He also tweeted that the television show ‘Glee’ is like “stepping into a puddle of HIV.”
Because of his controversial opinion, Ellis claimed he was banned from their media awards in Los Angeles.
“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,” said GLAAD’s Vice President of Communications Rich Ferraro in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter.
“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…advocating for equality in the Boy Scouts, marriage and across the country.”