Bret Easton Ellis admits his Twitter rant against Kathryn Bigelow went 'beyond douchiness'
Remember back in ye olde early December when controversial author Bret Easton Ellis ripped on Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow for being a “very hot woman” who’s “really overrated”? Well, now Ellis, who would very much like to stay on the national radar in any way possible, has finally seen Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty and issued a formal retraction. (Blogs are formal.)
In a four-page stream-of-consciousness missive on The Daily Beast, Ellis basically treats the Internet as his therapist because that’s what it’s there for, working out his thoughts on The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty and eventually apologizing that his Twitter behavior went “beyond douchiness into another more insensitive realm.” He then spiraled out into a commentary of Twitter in general. Behold the climax (ewwww):
Hey, I can respect wanting to barf your feelings all over the web. But you know what, dude, if you really want to write a book about Twitter then maybe just do that. Away from Twitter.
Ellis’ original tweet: