Bret Easton Ellis Is Tiresome
An audio recording of (ironic, ain’t it?) Valtrex-user Paris Hilton noting to a friend (a GAY friend all of her defenders keep stating as if this made it OK) that she feels gays using apps to hook up is “disgusting” and that we all have AIDS surfaced last week. She’s brainless and terrible (she’s also been caught making racist comments about black people in the past) but it still irritated me when some of my friends and accquaintances were like “you talk shit to your friends, too, and probably say worse things. Plus, it’s Paris Hilton – who cares what she thinks?”
I’ll admit, there’s a point there. It’s just the fact that she said that shit and she’s a public figure who is probably aware that her every move (still, even after she’s long since been eclipsed by former friend Kim Kardashian’s large buttocks) and utterance could possibly wind up on TV, on websites, etc. And it’s an insulting opinion. Because it’s Paris, I ignored it and merely threw up her statement on our Facebook page and let our followers hash it out. But then Bret Easton Ellis opened his yap on Twitter. Again. He defended her.
I was doubly annoyed by that because -
A) He’s a gay man, a public figure and agreeing with her deficient self makes his community look bad . It feels traitor-y. And he’s wrong. Frankly, I’ve used the product I work for, I’m disease-free and I don’t consider myself “disgusting.” And I’m going to hazard a guess that I’m not the only one?
B) He’s kind of fallen off since American Psycho. And he seems to use Twitter to make self-hating, anti-gay statements to get attention and bolster his fading literary career.
Which is probably what she was doing. Shit, for all we know – she e-mailed the recording to that cab driver and slipped him a $100. I’m holding him to a higher standard here, though, seeing as he’s an educated writer and openly gay.
What do you think?
- J. Harvey