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‘American Psycho’ Author Bret Easton Ellis Shreds Hollywood Hypocrisy: ‘A Backlash Is Brewing’

A backlash is coming to Hollywood, says “American Psycho” author Bret Easton Ellis, who feels the industry’s progressive hypocrisy has reached crisis levels.

Easton Ellis, an openly homosexual man, has in some ways taken his own share of the red pill in recent years, specifically with regard to the Left’s totalitarian charge of political correctness. In 2013, he skewered the fascistic organization GLAAD for their “dive-bombing other gays who express an opinion that doesn’t lean toward their agenda.” Since then, Easton Ellis has largely blasted political correctness and SJW culture as a bully-club to stifle free speech.

Speaking with the Observer, the “American Psycho” author warned that leftist hysteria is about to take a major hit.

“As someone who considers themselves a disillusioned Gen-X’er, I think there IS a backlash brewing against leftist hysteria,” Ellis told the Observer over email. “What I used to semi-align myself with has no answers for anything right now, just constant bitching and finding ways to delegitimize an election.”

“That is not a plan for 2020, and if I was a hardcore Democrat I’d be very worried despite the blue wave of 2018, that may or may not fully arrive,” he added.

The author thinks that Hollywood has painted itself into an indefensible corner by way of speaking out of both sides of their mouths. On one end they tout a social liberalism religiously while simultaneously running an almost totalitarian system of capitalistic pursuits that destroys creativity in pursuit of profits, not to mention undermining their touted principles of social justice.

“Hollywood is both hysterically emotional about its liberalism, but it’s locked in a major hypocrisy because it is one of the least inclusive capitalist societies that exists—pure corporate culture with corporate rules,” said Ellis. “It’s about caving in creatively to the global marketplace and, for example, if that means no gay characters in movies because they won’t play in certain territories then so be it. And as I’ve always liked to point out: Beverly Hills voted for Trump in 2016—one of the only bits of red out here in a sea of blue, and that fact does not fit into a neat narrative about So-Cal Hollywood liberalism.”