Normally when one gets banned from attending awards or events, it should be a sign that you are doing something wrong, and you might need to sit down and be quiet. Novelist Bret Easton Ellis does not seem to get this. The writer found himself banned from this weekend’s GLAAD Awards and was none to be pleased about it. Instead of just stewing quietly, Bret took to Twitter to blast the gay rights organization.
Bret gained attention earlier this year when he stated that watching Glee is like “stepping into a puddle of HIV”, a diss he later poked fun at during his blast of GLAAD. Ouch.
His GLAAD rant went on for a bit as he kept at it after his initial tweets, which started on Friday.
GLAAD has since spoken out about Bret’s blast. They shared with E! News this: “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.”
Easton Ellis has yet to respond to GLAAD’s comments. Do you think GLAAD was right to ban him?