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Hollywood writer Bret Easton Ellis went off on social media after he was called a “Trump apologist,” among many other things, while leaving a dinner at the Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles.
Ellis, who wrote “American Pyscho,” said that political discussions are ruining his dinners lately after constant bombardment from left-wing Hollywood insiders.
He took to Twitter to express his absolute dismay:
The 53-year-old writer has been very public about his feelings about Donald Trump. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Ellis attacked the left over their “childish meltdowns” in reaction to the election results in one of his podcasts:
“You can dislike the fact that Trump was elected, yes, definitely, and yet still understand and accept ultimately that he was elected this time around. Or you can have a complete mental and emotional collapse and let the Trump presidency define you, which I think is absurd.”
Oddly, Ellis told the Irish Examiner that he didn't even vote for Trump during the election:
"I'm just saying the hysteria is bothering me a lot more than the reality of what he's doing.
I think the protest is aiding this divisiveness, social media is aiding this, celebrity culture, the worst, is aiding it."
Ellis seems to have taken a break from publishing. His last work was “Imperial Bedrooms,” which was released in 2010. He is currently working on various other projects in film and television.