I try not to dwell on the fact that the reality contestants I write about might actually read what I say about them. I'm not a fan of hurting anyone's feelings, but I like to think there's an implicit agreement between reality stars and viewers that makes lighthearted mockery acceptable. If you get to be on TV, we get to make fun of you. Seems fair, right?
It's only once you talk to the reality star you mocked over the phone that things get a little ... awkward. Because that's when you remember: Oh yeah, these reality characters? They're people. Who have the internet. And can read. And if you were on a reality show, wouldn't you google your name to see what the blogs were bloggin' about you? And if you found a blogger who called you a "s***stirrer" (which, I admit, is a real "pot, kettle, black" thing to say) and then got that blogger on the phone, wouldn't you want to mention it? I know I would.
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