by Shelt Garner
It used to be, some time ago, that if I even thought about Fashion It Girl Alexa Chung, I got the feeling the FBI was looking at my blog. This happened because I got trolled and catfished by someone and hilarity ensued.
Before it was over, an intern who was part of the greater Alexa Chung media empire was looking at my LinkedIn and I keep getting hits from someone in D.C. who I feared was an FBI agent.
Anyway, the point is — it was all a big misunderstanding and I am totally, completely harmless. The only evidence that any of it happened is I plan on loosely basing a romantic interest in the last two books of this five novel project on Ms. Chung.
Otherwise, the whole incident was very dumb and ultimately value free. But I did learn a lesson — if you write a lot about a celebrity in even the most obscure part of the Internet there’s a good chance that someone, somewhere is going to notice for better or for worse.
The reason why I bring this up is I was watching “Internet celebrity” Emma Chamberlain talk to Alexa Chung at the Met Gala and Ms. Chamberlain caught my eye in the process.
I was all ready to make Ms. Chamberlain my new DL celebrity crush when I discovered she’s but the tender age of 20. Yikes. Talk about I need to step away from the keyboard after learning that piece of information.
Anyway. No harm no foul. Onward and upward.