Bret Easton Ellis Calls Glee a ‘Puddle of HIV,’ Ryan Murphy Freakishly Quiet

April 14th, 2011 // 59 Comments

Author Bret Easton Ellis apparently decided to see how fast he could make Ryan Murphy‘s head explode last night (Wow. Already with the gay metaphors.) by writing the following tweet. Via E! News:

“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?”

Naturally, Perez Hilton has already pulled a torch out of his ass and lit it, except it should probably be pointed out that Bret Easton Ellis has a history of banging men and women, but prefers to call his sexuality “indeterminate.” Also, it’s funny to equate things with AIDS. Anyway, the author has a past of pissing all over anti-gay bashing initiatives by being depressingly realistic:

In November, he took on the gay youth suicide prevention campaign “It Does Get Better.” “Not to bum everyone out, but can we get a reality check here?” he posted. “It gets worse.”

Of course, the most surprising part is how quiet Ryan Murphy has been in the past 24 hours. Then again, I can only assume he’s writing a 20-page open letter on how Bret Easton Ellis might as well have branded every gay music student in America with a number before marching them to Dachau. I bet it’s that.

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  1. Sen


  2. synchg

    considering Bret Easton Ellis sexual preference, he CAN say from experience if it gets worse or not. He wasn’t telling the kids to kill themselves. Perez Hilton and Ryan Murphy are stereotypical gay drama queens

  3. I’m convinced Bret Easton Ellis is a Superifical commenter.

    +1 AIDS Jokes

  4. HIV puddles? Someone’s taken “come dancing” a little too literally

  5. Does anyone else see the irony in homosexual advocacy groups assuming that ‘HIV’ means ‘gay’?

    • Jimmy Fury

      Too True.

      Personally I thought, and still think, he was referring to the fact that there are maybe 3 characters on there that aren’t uberslut cumdumpsters.
      Or maybe the continual jokes about nobody having safe sex…
      Because apparently in Ryan Murphy’s mind, since he’s certain Glee has such a huge impact on kids, it’s totally cool to turn unprotected sex into a joke.

  6. Richard McBeef

    If there is a Lohan post we can say she has HIV and everybody laughs, but if you say Adam Lambert has HIV then someone will call you homophobe. Anyway, I digress… I can’t wait for Perez’s HIV to blossom into full blown AIDS.

  7. I'm confused

    Don’t you have to be a card carrying member of NAMBLA or GLADD to watch GLEE?

  8. I think Brett can say whatever the hell he wants on the matter. I’m sure Perez was all set to blast him with his usual “he’s just an in-denial in the closet homophobe,” till he learned that Brett has probably shagged more dudes than he has, and realized his one and only attack move was rendered powerless.

    Side note: I really, REALLY hate that “It get’s better” campaign. Brett’s right, it does get worse, a fuck-load worse. You either suck it up and face it head on, realizing that not everyone in the world likes you and wants to be your friend, or you get crushed under the heal of harsh reality. Life’s tough, wear a helmet.

    • Jimmy Fury


      If Perez backed off of everyone who had shagged more dudes than him he’d never have anyone to attack.

  9. Not to be the smarty pants douche who points this out, but HIV isn’t just for gays anymore.

  10. marceelf

    If you can’t handle someone calling you gay in high school, the first time you lose a job will probably finish you off. Perez Hilton is over and Glee is a subliminal message to trying to make it better to be gay than straight. Even the straight girls make out with each other if there’s nothing else to do.
    Not that theres anything wrong with that.

    • Jovy

      No. Us straight girls make out with guys when there’s nothing to do. Hence the term “heterosexuality”.

      • Eddy

        @Jovy …marceelf was referring to the straight girls in the show. Either way,nothing wrong with some girl to girl action.
        So, have any plans tonight Jovy?

  11. MrsPlant

    Wow this makes me mad. My name on here was MrsEllis for a couple months because I LOVE that man, I’ve read everything he’s written (even though some of it sucked), and I wanted to subtly broadcast to the world how much I adore him.

    The second I change my name to reflect my lust for Zeppelin-era Robert Plant, AN ACTUAL NEWS STORY ABOUT BRET EASTON ELLIS BREAKS.

    Fuck my life.

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    Every episode I watch, he makes me feel it’s okay to be me

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    She looks like the lovechild of Salma Hayek and Fred Flintstone.

  15. Trousers

    Holy shit, does this guy drown infants or something? Anything I should know before I call him my new favorite person?

    • s'up bitches

      He DID write “American Psycho”, which was such a piece of shit it pretty much = drowning infants. However, his latest comments are starting to make up for that hatchet job on American literature.

  16. This from the man who brought us “Less Than Zero”.

  17. JC

    It’s not a bad comparison, actually. You can be HIV positive without any outward symptoms for a while, much in the same way you can watch Glee for a little while without any effects. But sooner or later, both of them will make you really, really sick.

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    Ha! She’s not a teacher on the show!

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    I know we’re all a little asymmetrical but those eye sockets aren’t even roughly in the right place.

  20. michiez

    not that like he actually ment it seriously

  21. fake fonk

    to be fair, ellis is old enough to remember when you could hardly go out at night in NY without stepping in a puddle of HIV.

  22. pookiewookie

    That show has to be the most annoying one on TV. I cant stomach it even when I accidentally land on it while channel surfing.

  23. I’ve never seen Glee but I plan on suing that Ryan Murphy guy for ripping off the title of my Vin Diesel Joe Jonas road movie.

  24. s'up bitches

    I don’t watch the show. I did give it a try by viewing a clip of the football team breaking into a rendition of “single ladies” which was VERY uncomfortable to watch. By the way, the dudes right. It doesn’t get better. That just doesn’t apply to the gay community. Unless you have a rich family or a shit load of luck, you are pretty much fucked in this country, whether it’s in the ass or not.

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  26. Anya

    I’ve never watched this gay show, and if it wasn’t for gossip blogs I wouldn’t know who half these hookers are. Anyways this bitch is ugly and I want to punch her in the nose. That is all.

  27. terry

    I think glee is overrated trash.Never watched one effing episode and never will.

  28. a prince formerly known as an artist

    Lea and Dianna need to be in my personal harem, away from the rest of the Glee cast

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    I feel like a freakin’ perv whenever I watch this show because I’m 27 and want to bang a high school student… and than I remember that most of the cast will be able to apply for social security in a couple of years.

  31. Duke

    Now that I think about it, Bret Easton Ellis must be the only commenter on this site. I used to love Ellis and I think he´s written at least two masterpieces, but lately he´s been publishing self indulging shit. What the fuck is that glee everyone is talking about?

  32. bitingontinfoil

    Brett Easton Ellis just won the internets!

  33. Hey guys, it’s OK! I learned in health class that a puddle of HIV can’t survive outside the body! Thanks, Coach Perry: your asinine ramblings about the Lakers and Magic Johnson have finally come in handy!

  34. Tanzarian

    He’s tweeting what we’re all thinking.

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