Author-turned-internet troll Bret Easton Ellis took to Twitter once again to offer his unsolicited opinion on the latest offense to the LGBT community.
In this case, it was Paris Hilton's secretly recorded cab conversation, in which the champion of gay rights can be heard saying—
Gay guys are the horniest people in the world. They're disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS...I would be so scared if I was a gay guy. You'll like, die of AIDS.
She's, like, saying what all terrible people are thinking.
But wait a minute: Bret Easton Ellis wants us to hear her out. He's no stranger to ruffling GLAAD's feathers — remember when he said bullied kids should man up? Let's take a look at his response to Hilton's universally derided remarks, posted late Friday night.
I kind of agree with Paris Hilton.— Bret Easton Ellis (@BretEastonEllis) September 22, 2012
As someone who has used Grindr? Paris Hilton isn't that far off.— Bret Easton Ellis (@BretEastonEllis) September 22, 2012
Not "that far off" about what? Gay guys are just a little disgusting? Gay guys will only mostly, like, die of AIDS?
OK, we get it, Bret. You don't like our modern world of political correctness and basic human decency. You long for a return to the '80s, when you were at the top of the literary brat pack, coldness was a virtue, and yes, dying of AIDS via casual gay sex was a much more omnipresent concern.
Or you just enjoy being a contrarian and getting under people's skin, in which case writing about your carefully constructed faux pas only feeds into your hunger for online vitriol.
Frankly, I don't care about your motivation. I just know what Paris Hilton really needs a new gay BFF right now.
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