Bret Easton Ellis Calls ‘Glee’ Cast ‘Talented’ Despite Past Negative Remarks
When 'American Pyscho' author Bret Easton Ellis made negative remarks about 'Glee' back in April on his Twitter account, we never thought we would see the literary figure compliment the FOX series. However, that is just what he did -- at least when it comes to show's cast.
Although Ellis compared watching 'Glee' to stepping "into a puddle of HIV" a few months ago, the writer is now giving kudos to the cast for their acting skills. Over the weekend, Ellis tweeted, "Whatever my problems with Glee have nothing to do with the incredibly talented cast itself. Have tastelessly bashed the show not the actors."
If you know anything about Ellis, you have to appreciate his unapologetic honesty about the show itself. However, we have to wonder if Ellis posted this comment in hopes of back-peddling from his original statement about the "puddle of HIV," especially since Darren Criss may be starring in the upcoming film 'Downers Grove,' which Ellis wrote the screenplay for.
Although it is a reasonable question to ponder, the author is assuring his followers that Criss' rumored involvement in the film project has nothing to do with his latest, semi-sweet 'Glee' comment. "And no the producers of the script I wrote (Downers Grove) which Darren Criss might (or might not) star in didn't make me write that tweet," Ellis wrote on Twitter.
Ellis is known for his dark humor and his twisted plot lines, penning books like 'Rules of Attraction' and 'Less Than Zero,' but when he tweeted a message that some took as homophobic about 'Glee,' the backlash began. Back in April, Ellis wrote, "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?" Later, he followed up with the message: "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."