Bret Easton Ellis apologizes to Kathryn Bigelow for sexist tweets

Prickly author Bret Easton Ellis issued a lengthy apology to “Zero Dark Thirty” director Kathryn Bigelow yesterday for his series of sexist tweets earlier this month, in which he said that “Kathryn Bigelow would be considered a mildly interesting filmmaker if she was a man but since she’s a very hot woman she’s really overrated.” What he really meant to say at the time, according to his letter in The Daily Beast was this: “I hadn’t seen ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ but thought, in the Twitter-moment, can it really be that good? Marc Boal and Kathryn Bigelow and another war film?” It was meant in the spirit of  one oppressed minority to another, you see: “I guess I thought as a gay man, I could get away with since my supposed vitriol about Bigelow was coming from another ‘oppressed’ class. But in 140 characters it didn’t land that way.”Continue Reading…

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Bret Easton Ellis apologizes to Kathryn Bigelow for sexist tweets


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