Now Bret Easton Ellis has issue with gay actor Neil Patrick playing straight Barney Stinson
Yes, I know, we’re going to have to start ignoring his rants soon because Bret Easton Ellis is starting to get a little ridiculous and clearly loves the attention he is getting from his outrageous tweets.
Yesterday, I shared with you his comments that Matt Bomer would be miscast in the film versions of 50 Shades of Grey because he is gay.
He has not backed away from that and instead is fanning the flames. His latest Bomer-related remarks:
Reading all of these articles about Matt Bomer: I NEVER said gay actors can’t play straight roles, or straight actors can’t play gay roles. … However: in the VERY specific case of trophy-husband Matt Bomer playing Christian Grey then it makes things problematic. That’s the truth… Scene in Fifty Shades of Grey I’m most looking forward to: Matt Bomer as CG: “Are you gay, Mr. Grey?” Matt sighs: “No, Anastasia, I’m not.”
Then he moves in to Neil Patrick Harris’s Emmy-nominated portrayal of womanizing Barney Stinson on the long-running sitcom How I Met Your Mother.
“Feel complicated about Neil Patrick Harris on How I Met Your Mother: central joke being that he’s a gay actor playing a het womanizer. Um… Then why not cast Jason Segal in the Neil Patrick Harris role in How I Met Your Mother? The meta-joke is that Harris is openly gay. Lame… Look, I like Neil Patrick Harris especially when he’s hosting The Tonys but “How I Met Your Mother” is like all CBS sitcoms a piece of crap. … You don’t think the makers of How I Met Your Mother didn’t KNOW that Neil Patrick Harris was gay and that would be part of the joke? Really? … And please don’t get me started on the gay The Big Bang Theory. I’m too tired to go there. Gayness personified. Another terrible CBS sitcom.”
And finally, there’s this: “You’re missing the point. I’m not a homophobe. I’m a misanthrope. I hate the way homosexuality is presented in our entertainment culture.”