Author Felt 'Down With the HIVs' After Hearing Chris Colfer on 'Glee'

April 14, 2011 04:09:39 GMT

Following his insensitive remark on the musical show, Bret Easton Ellis clarified which part made him feel like stepping into 'a puddle of HIV'.

Author Felt 'Down With the HIVs' After Hearing Chris Colfer on 'Glee'
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There's one more public figure who refuses to go with the "Glee" hysteria. Bret Easton Ellis, best known as the author of "American Psycho" and "Less Than Zero", took a jab at the musical movie in his latest tweet, comparing it to "a puddle of HIV".

Ellis is known for being satirical and critical mainly about the pop culture. While he sang praises for some things like Natalie Imbruglia's video and Charlie Sheen in his tweets, he slammed "Friday" phenomenon Rebecca Black, Britney Spears and "Battle: Los Angeles". However, his latest tweets may have gone too far.

"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 wrote on Tuesday, April 13 night. Then he added the following day, "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."

The author himself did not identify himself as straight or gay but said once that the term "bisexual" which is often found in his novels, may be applied to him. Ellis, however, slammed a gay youth suicide prevention campaign "It Gets Better" back in November, saying "Not to bum everyone out, but can we get a reality check here? It gets worse."

"Glee" camp is yet to comment on the story but an insider told E! Online, "Disgusting."


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posted by Lily on Apr 16, 2011
I don't think he has seen the "it gets better" video of Adam Lambert who did not whitewash the situation... Adam said he was still bullied on- line despite his blossoming music career but he did mention how to deal with such a situation.
posted by Liz on Apr 14, 2011
Ellis sounds like another publicity seeking jerk jumping on Glee to get attention. Attacking Colfer personally, however, crosses the line. Chris is just a kid doing his job.
posted by Lily on Apr 14, 2011
Maybe he should have "the sex Talk" with TV father Burt Hummel, so that he really knows more about one gets infected with HIV.
posted by Nemi on Apr 14, 2011
I can't believe he said that. That's just wrong.
posted by Mandy on Apr 14, 2011
Wow Ok. I respect his opinion But Hes got it all wrong. of course your gonna think glee is shit If you Haven't watched it from the begining . And that was in a way aimed at Chris Colfer. Hes a jerk who needs to take his head out of his ass and Listen to Chris's Voice. Hes Obviously Talented . And Who Cares If his voice is different than most guys his age he was taunted enough for it already in his life, And A Puddle of Hiv's . Really? Well lets just Hope You Die from it
posted by Noadi on Apr 14, 2011
The name of the project is "It Gets Better" and he clearly didn't get the anti-bullying message that it is all about.

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