Bret Easton Ellis (Pic: Jeff Burton)

American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis has offended just about everyone with a tweet comparing the show Glee with “a puddle of HIV”.

The writer, who says that he sleeps with men and women but doesn’t describe himself as bisexual, tweeted on Wednesday: “I like the idea of Glee but why is it that every time I watch an episode I feel like I’ve stepped into a puddle of HIV?”

It’s not clear if he was making a comment about the show’s gay-positive stance or its quality in general.

On Thursday, Ellis (47) added: “No, I wasn’t drunk last night. I was watching Chris Colfer singing, um, ‘Le Jazz Hot’ and felt like I had suddenly come down with the hivs.”

Commenting on the tweets, E! Online’s Marc Malkin said: “Ellis’ comparison is a vile throwback to the early days of the AIDS epidemic when conservative homophobes incited fear and bigotry by equating anything remotely gay to HIV and AIDS.”

Ellis, with 140,000 followers on Twitter, has a number of well-known novels to his name including Less Than Zero, The Rules of Attraction, American Psycho and Glamorama.

Much of his work includes characters who have bisexual experiences and a number of his books have been turned into films.

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