15 Minutes of Infamy
February 21, 2009 10:52 AM Subscribe
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After appearing last month on the ABC reality television show 'Wife Swap
,' "San Francisco resident Stephen Fowler
was forced to resign from the boards of two nonprofits, allegedly received e-mailed death threats and stood on the sidelines as his wife, Renee Stephens, issued a public statement condemning his behavior and asking him to get 'professional help
.'...Thanks to online TV and easy access to private information, Fowler's 15 minutes of fame have snowballed beyond his control." "What has generated such wrath is Fowler's condescending treatment
of Gayla Long, a mother of four from rural Missouri....In wince-producing remarks, Fowler, who is British, wrote off middle America with such pronouncements as 'Your two languages seem to be bad English and redneck.'" Video highlights - 1
has since apologized
publicly on his wife's blog for his behavior.
ABC News report.
Fox News report.
Yahoo!TV -- Husbands Behaving Badly.
'Wife Swap' Long\Stephens-Fowler Full Episode: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.