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Bret Easton Ellis has apologised for his tweets about Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow. The American Psycho author caused controversy after he tweeted Bigelow would be "a mildly interesting filmmaker if she was a man but since she's a very hot woman she's really overrated". Ellis subsequently posted an apology addressed to Bigelow on The Daily Beast, admitting that his language had become "a problem". Ellis said that he wasn't worried about offending his 364,000 followers, adding: "No, it's become a problem for the Twitter Me; my Twitter consciousness, just wanting to have fun and be a bit of a provocateur in 140 characters. And then realizing... err, that's not really fun or that provocative. It goes beyond douchiness into another more insensitive realm." (more) »


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