Real Worlder: MTV “fuck[s] you for three months”

The reality of being an MTV reality star, especially on a has-been series, has set in for some of The Real World DC‘s cast members.

Having not been invited to the MTV Movie Awards Sunday, where the Jersey Shore cast was in attendance, cast member Mike Manning tweeted (and self-censored): “Reason 19 Why I’m mad at MTV: Like a bad Ex. they F*** you for 3.5 months nd don’t even invite u 2 the Award Show after the breakup.”

It’s not clear if the “fucks you for three months” comment was a reference to three months of pleasure or being screwed in a bad way. He wrote earlier, “Love u @MTV but today, um suck it” and “Denied to the @MTV Movie Awards. Lame. Maybe I’ll bring a teddybear and pretend i’m w snookie.”

His fellow cast member, Ashley Lindley, tweeted, “It’s cool boyfriend we’ll remember the snub later. I feel like #fuckmtv needs to be a twitter trend.”

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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.