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Writer Bret Easton Ellis continued his Kathryn Bigelow rant on Twitter overnight and took aim at those who were offended by anything he’s said in the past.
Ellis, who is best known for writing American Psycho, caused an Internet stir on Thursday when he called out the Oscar-winning director as overrated. “Kathryn Bigelow would be considered a mildly interesting filmmaker if she was a man but since she's a very hot woman she's really overrated,” he wrote, later dismissing her acclaimed films, including 2009’s Best Picture-winning The Hurt Locker.
But that was only the tip of the iceberg for Ellis, who resumed his rant late Thursday, notes The Hollywood Reporter.
First, he wrote to those that have unfollowed him, “Anyone Unfollowing me should have known better and never Followed me in the first place. Wise up: pussies and snowflakes. Get the F over it.” He now has over 326,000 followers.
“Barraged today by people who think I'm ‘sexist’ and ‘toxic’ for thinking the beautiful Kathryn Bigelow is overrated because she's a woman,” he wrote, adding, “I still believe that if The Hurt Locker had been directed by a man it would not have won the Oscar for best director.”
“The best movie Kathryn Bigelow has made so far--and by a long shot--is the deliriously campy Point Break but I'm afraid to watch it again,” Ellis wrote.
The tweet that will likely get the most attention from the recent rant came next. “The only time I felt a woman director deserved the Oscar was Sofia Coppola for Lost In Translation because it had a no bullshit female tone,” he said.
The only time I felt a woman director deserved the Oscar was Sofia Coppola for Lost In Translation because it had a no bullshit female tone.
— Bret Easton Ellis (@BretEastonEllis) December 7, 2012
His last tweet of the night targeted another 2009 film, Avatar. “I hated Avatar,” he simply wrote.
Ellis, who is working on The Canyons with Lindsay Lohan, has been making headlines with his Twitter page for months, having criticized the writer of the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie and then agreed with Paris Hilton’s comments about gay men. Prior to his Bigelow rant, he slammed Les Miserables.
As for Bigelow, her Zero Dark Thirty is already winning awards and acclaims from critics and is set to hit theaters on Dec. 19.