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Bret Easton Ellis goes to Twitter to support Paris Hilton

Novelist Bret Easton Ellis stands behind Paris Hilton's comments about gays and AIDS
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Paris Hilton is getting support from novelist Bret Easton Ellis.

As reported by the website Gawker, the author of 'American Psycho' used his Twitter account to offer a partial, and confusing defense, of the heiress.

'I kind of agree with Paris Hilton,' Ellis' first Tweet said.

'As someone who has used Grindr? Paris Hilton isn't that far off,' the author wrote after the initial Tweet.

Gawker took Ellis to task.

'Or you just enjoy being a contrarian and getting under people's skin, in which case writing about your carefully constructed faux pas only feeds into your hunger for online vitriol.'

Hilton has been in hot water ever since the recording of a New York City cab conversation was released where she said she would be worried about being a gay man.

‘I would be so scared if I was a gay guy,…you’ll, like, die of AIDS.’

In a statement released by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), Hilton offered a lengthy apology.

‘Gay people are the strongest and most inspiring people I know,' she said in her statement. 'It is so wrong when people bully or put down others for being gay. No one should have to go through that.'

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