Bret Easton Ellis, the gay author of American Psycho, has apologized to Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) for a series of tweets he sent earlier this month that said the director was overrated because she is "a very hot woman."
In a column for The Daily Beast published Monday, Ellis rehashed his questionable tweets about Bigelow, noting that while he likes to be fun and provocative, his comments were neither.
"It goes beyond douchiness into another more insensitive realm," wrote Ellis. "Out of all the Bigelow tweets there are only one or two that I can kind of stand by."
Ellis went on to say that, as a gay man who has experienced harassment and oppression, he should have known to hold his tongue.
"As someone who is not a white, male, heterosexual filmmaker, as someone who has felt like an outside for things they couldn't help — I guess I should have known better."
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