message board posts calling for Mr. Personality boycott removed.

message board posts calling for Mr. Personality boycott removed.

Messages posted on the Mr. Personality message boards calling for a boycott of the show’s advertisers were removed, according to MSNBC’s gossip columnist.

After a call was placed to FOX asking about the messages, which “supplied links to the advertisers Arby’s, Chevy and Hyundai, and told viewers how to complain,” some posts were removed, MSNBC reports. Posters were apparently miffed at, as one wrote, “Fox’s choice of Monica.”

MSNBC’s Scoop also reports that a source “has personal knowledge that one of the 20 male contestants is ‘basically a con man.’ The source says he has been trying to alert Fox about the man’s alleged misdeeds but each time he makes a posting on the show’s message board, it is erased.”

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about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.