American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis has joined Victoria Jackson on the questionable things to say about Glee train this week with his bizarre tweets about the correlation between the musical television program and um…HIV.
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?
— Bret Easton Ellis (@BretEastonEllis) April 13, 2011
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.
— Bret Easton Ellis (@BretEastonEllis) April 14, 2011
We don’t really understand the point he is trying to make, nor do we understand why anyone with any sort of public notoriety fails to understand the distinction between one’s personal and public circle. Crack bizarre HIV jokes about Glee if you must in your living room, but to broadcast them online to the whole world is just idiotic.
For the record, Ellis may or may not be gay himself, and is comfortable being thought of as LGBT. Still, much like the gay Vanity Fair author who called Kurt and Blaine “fags”, your own homosexuality doesn’t make saying inflammatory nonsense in public a good idea.
Have you or a loved one contracted HIV from watching Glee?