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Bret Easton Ellis: I Was 'Banned' From The GLAAD Media Awards

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Bret Easton Ellis wants the world to know he was not among the A-list names who attended the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles over the weekend.

The "American Psycho" scribe spoke out in a series of tweets, claiming he was banned from the star-studded festivities:


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As a gay man in a domestic partnership who plans to get married I'm sad to hear I've been banned by GLAAD from attending tomorrow's event...

Interestingly, the author claims it was his Twitter declarations which got him barred from the event in the first place:


Bret Easton Ellis
GLAAD is supposedly "furious" about my tweets. And I'm guessing not the ones concerning my boyfriend or how sexy I think Adam Driver is...

Of course, Ellis seems to be alluding to a series of Twitter controversies he's sparked in recent years. In August, he slammed the possible casting of "White Collar" star Matt Bomer as Christian Grey as "absolutely ludicrous" because the actor is openly gay. "I think Matt Bomer is incredibly handsome and a good actor but I think he comes off totally gay in White Collar," he wrote at the time. " And that is why no to CG..."

He had similar thoughts on "New Normal" star Andrew Rannells:


Bret Easton Ellis
Andrew Rannells in "The New Normal" makes Sean Hayes in "Will & Grace" seem like Jason Statham in just about anything.

And "Glee," too:


Bret Easton Ellis
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?

The Hollywood Reporter cites a statement from Rich Ferraro, GLAAD's Vice President Of Communications, in which he responded to Ellis' claims:

"GLAAD spoke with the guest who was planning to bring Bret about some of Bret's recent remarks, which the gay community responded negatively to. We also asked for a time to sit down with Bret. They decided to replace Bret with a different guest and there has been no response to the offer of a meeting. We hope his tweets don't overshadow the high-profile allies and everyday LGBT people who will be onstage tonight advocating for equality in the Boy Scouts, marriage and across the country."

In September, HuffPost Books opted to stop following Ellis on Twitter. "If and when he posts something actually substantive, we might consider reporting it, but for now, unless he has more to say than 140-character insults and teases, we've decided to pass on letting our page become another megaphone for his short-form, often aggressive attention grabbers," Andrew Losowsky, HuffPost Books Editor, wrote.

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