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Gay Rom-Com Bombs At The Box Office, Billy Eichner Blames The Audience

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Actor and screenwriter Billy Eichner blamed “homophobic weirdo[s]” after his gay rom-com bombed at the box office.

The film “Bros,” which released Sunday, has been touted as “historic” for its all-LGBT cast and its depiction of a homosexual couple in a romantic comedy. Eichner is also the first openly gay man to co-write and star in his own studio film, The Hollywood Reporter reports. (RELATED: Is This Just Another Left Wing Media Smear Job, Or Is The New Italian PM Really A ‘Neo Fascist’?)

“Even with glowing reviews, great Rotten Tomatoes scores, an A CinemaScore etc, straight people, especially in certain parts of the country, just didn’t show up for Bros,” Eichner wrote on Twitter. “And that’s disappointing but it is what it is.”

“Everyone who ISN’T a homophobic weirdo should go see BROS tonight! You will have a blast! And it *is* special and uniquely powerful to see this particular story on a big screen, esp for queer folks who don’t get this opportunity often,” he added. “I love this movie so much. GO BROS!!!”

“Bros” cost $22 million to make and opened to just $4.8 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter.