Bret Easton Ellis Is “Sad” He Was Banned from GLAAD Awards

Break out the world’s tiniest violin because Bret Easton Ellis is sad, everyone.

The American Psycho author was feeling less than zero after GLAAD allegedly banned him from its Media Awards on Saturday and he took his pity party to the Twitterverse:

Ellis also claims that GLAAD — being at least partially aware whom they were effing with — warned him to keep his tweeter shut:


bret-easton-ellisGLAAD, however, denies the slight, as VP of Communications Rich Ferraro told The Hollywood Reporter:

“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.”

Of course, if GLAAD did ban Bret Easton Ellis, who could blame ’em? This is, after all, the guy who agreed with Paris Hilton’s drunken diatribe on how “disgusting” and AIDS-y the gays are and dismissed Matt Bomer as “too gay” to play the lead in 50 Shades of Grey. Then there’s that time that he likened watching Glee to stepping in a puddle of HIV. All of which, Ellis claims, still makes him a better guest than Bill Clinton:


That may be true, but at least Bill Clinton didn’t write the script for Lindsay Lohan’s derailed comeback vehicle, The Canyons. Somethings you just can’t forgive.

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  • BJ McFrisky

    BEE should be very happy he wasn’t invited to the dog-and-pony show that is GLAAD “honoring” those it feels have helped us. Seriously—Clinton is honored and Ellis is snubbed? They’ve proven yet again that their mission has little to do with sexuality and everything to do with getting press and propping up the DNC.

  • TinoTurner

    I’m on Team Bret. I’d say A LOT of the “stars” that came out did so only for publicity, not all of them. Instead of hosting a frivolous awards ceremony that probably cost millions, why not donate to a youth organization or something. Why does GLAAD have such a boner for celebrities and not for REAL gay pioneers? It sickens me.
    Also…Glee IS waaaay to gay, Paris Hilton IS right and Matt Bomer IS too gay to be in a hetero sex movie. Come on people!! Glee/Paris/Matt mean NOTHING to the struggle of the gay community…LIGHTEN UP!

  • LaTeesha

    Maybe this aged twat could hook up with the other aged twat (Rupert) and they could throw a joint pity party.

  • LaTeesha

    @BJ McFrisky: But you see he’s not happy that he wasn’t invited and that’s because he’s a shallow, aged imbecile. If he worth an ounce of oxygen, then he’d be happy as you suggest but he’s not because he’s shallow and vain.

  • Gigi Gee

    GLAAD is a joke. That being said, the dried and crusted dog excrement that I scraped from the bottom of my shoe a week ago last Friday has more to offer society, and is more deserving of attention, than BEE.

  • Shadeaux

    Saying hateful things about gays and you’re straight, we can kind of give you a pass as just a damn fool, but when you’re gay and you say hateful, idiotic things, YOU KNOW BETTER. I don’t feel sorry for him. He needed to stay at home and scrub his floors.

  • 2eo

    @LaTeesha: Indeed, if BJ likes them and the general standard of person on his side tells you all you need to know about who is in the right over this.

    BJ and his child fucking friends* [and him given what has been leaked to his local cop shop are to be believed] love him, so he’s a c*nt, pure and simple.

    * It isn’t actually sniping, I mean it in the actual sense of him and his friends were part of a child porn ring, one of BJ’s friends is currently in court for it.

  • DarkZephyr

    @2eo: it’s no surprise that the only gay person I have ever seen BJ support is one who makes homophobic tweets.

  • AEH

    I believe that GLAAD has misguided notions of how to increase the LGBT community’s visibility, because they seem more concerned with reinforcing an unbalanced image of us at the expense of other qualities that make us who we are–flawed human beings like everyone else. I also believe that the GLAAD awards are a dime a dozen.

    With that said, GLAAD does serve a purpose at least and having BEE there would just send everything to hell in a handbasket. BEE has consistently shown himself to be an unapologetic gay man who condemns the LGBT community because of his self-loathing. I’m all about giving people second, third, and maybe even fourth chances. But I don’t think BEE will ever change, so his presence at the awards ceremony would just be detrimental.

  • RevJim

    Been gay all my life and to this day I could care less what either the militant Right or Left has to say. Both sides are totally out of control. Gays bashing other gays is just as bad as straights bashing gays (and I’m talking to you GLAAD).

    I laughed so hard back in the 90’s when the press reported that “gay leaders met with President Clinton today…”

    Gay leaders?! I didn’t elect any gay leaders. And that’s the problem with pompous self-appointed groups like GLAAD, HRC, etc. You’re going to throw a tantrum because of something Ellis said and not let him join in your reindeer games? I say, STAND TALL, BRET EASTON ELLIS! Be your own person with your own un-cloned opinion. Doesn’t matter that you said something stupid; I’ll defend your right to be wrong anyday.

  • DarkZephyr

    @RevJim: Why defend his “right to be wrong” but not GLAAD’s? Makes no sense.

  • 2eo

    @DarkZephyr: It’s confirmation bias, The Rev, don’t mind if I call you that believes he is UN-PC, which in the terms of an utterly amoral c*nt like myself means sweet fuckall.

    Let alone a defendable, worthwhile attribute. Free speech to people like Rev only applies when it’s against something they are already biased against. If you try and fight back then you’re a horrible bigot who hates democracy and is jacking off at the graves of bomb victims.

  • 2eo

    @RevJim: Your god damn website plays a song, and it’s pissing horrible.

  • balehead

    Who cares?….both are sad…..

  • Will L

    So is this someone I should give a crap about? I wouldn’t want him speaking for me so I can understand them banning him from their event. Being a gay man in a domestic relationship doesn’t entitle him to anything. God, I’ve seen and heard this type of queen too many times. More power to GLAAD.

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