18 December 2012 9:34 AM, PST | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

Twitter heel Bret Easton Ellis has apologized for a handful of inflammatory tweets against "Zero Dark Thirty" director Kathryn Bigelow that he sent out starting on Dec. 6, 2012.

"I've taken a lot of hits in my career—they bounce off," Ellis wrote in a 2,200-word-plus explainer-cum-apology for The Daily Beast. "The armor was built so long ago that I now assume everyone else in the public eye can handle it when they’re shot at. But the outcry over the Bigelow tweets was eye-opening to me in a way that nothing else has ever been. I got it. I heard it. I looked back at what I was doing with those tweets (quickly, unconsciously, hurriedly, drunkenly) and I have to admit they simply back-fired. Which is why I’m writing this. No one asked me to write this. I simply write something like this when I'm in pain. And I’ve »


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