Author Bret Easton Ellis Blasts Hollywood Liberals Like Lena Dunham, Meryl Streep for Overreacting to Trump

March 28, 2017 4:39 pm
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In his latest podcast, American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis blasted Hollywood liberals and the coastal elite for allowing the Trump administration to “define” their lives.

The writer also name-checked Lena Dunham, Barbra Streisand and Meryl Streep in his 35-minute monologue, criticizing the actresses for pinning personal problems on the president.

“Barbra Streisand says she’s gaining weight because of Trump. Lena Dunham says she’s losing weight because of Trump. Really? You’re blaming the president for your own problems and neuroses?” Ellis said.

Ellis, a California resident who says he did not vote because his blue state was not in contention, stresses that he is no fan of the commander in chief, who was the hero of his sociopathic literary creation, Patrick Bateman, in American Psycho. He says, however, that the liberal overreaction to the election—especially from those who are “morally superior wealthy people—needs to stop.

“Liberalism used to be about freedom but now is about a kind of warped moral authority that is actually part of the moral superiority movement. This faction of the left is touchingly now known as ‘The Resistance.’ Oh yes, the resistance. What is this resistance? There are posters all over my neighborhood in West Hollywood urging me to resist, resist, resist,” he said.

“But some of us, who did not vote for Trump, and who located exactly who he was decades ago … some of us have been wondering: Resist what, exactly? And who is telling us to resist whatever? The people who voted for the candidate who lost — I’m supposed to listen to them? Is this a joke? … Well I’m certainly resisting the childish meltdowns I’ve been witnessing at dinners and on social media and on late night TV and too many times in my own home.”

Listen to Ellis’ full podcast here.

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