Writer Bret Easton Ellis is no fan of
the Fox musical-comedy Glee or the show's gay characters
played by Darren Criss and Chris Colfer.
Soon after the introduction of Criss'
Blaine Anderson, the out-and-proud star performer of the Dalton
Academy Warblers, Ellis, one of America's most accomplished writers,
went on the warpath against the show.
“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 American Psycho author tweeted to his
nearly 150,000 followers on April 12.
“No, I wasn't drunk last night,” he
messaged the next day. “I was watching Chris Colfer singing, um,
'Le Jazz Hot' and felt like I had suddenly come down with the hivs.”
Three days later, the ambiguously gay
Ellis, 47, tweeted, “Gay post-Empire: Darren Criss singing Katy
Perry's 'Teenage Dream' to lame reaction shots of Chris Colfer.
Jolting, subversive, hot, cool ...” Moments later he added that he
was over Criss, “Gay Empire: Darren Criss marching around a GAP
belting out Thicke's 'When I Get You Alone' to CLOSETED Carrot Top
But Tuesday's Lady Gaga-inspired Born
This Way episode had Ellis running away from his on-again
off-again gay persona: “I just finished continuously barfing during
the last twenty minutes of the Glee anti-bullying episode. Am
officially back in the closet.”