After reading yesterday’s write-up of the new MTV reality show I’m From Rolling Stone, a former editor of contestant Krishtine–a.k.a. the Duncan Hines-referencing wannabe rapper–chimed in via our comments section:
As Krishtine’s college editor, let me:
A) apologize for any small part I may have played, against my will, in unleashing this nightmare into the craft of journalism and the world at large; and
B) guarantee to you that the behavior you see on the show is 100% real and has nothing to do with the presence of cameras. The refusal to rewrite a piece or listen to editors; the lazy, unfocused story pitches; and the general egomania and shit-talking are all her daily habits.
She did leave me with one pleasant memory, though – after hearing her constantly brag about being the editor of Ruckus Magazine, we finally got our hands on a copy. It was postcard-sized and about 20 pages long, and included the “Dime of the Month” and the Weed of the Month, as well as Krishtine’s feature about “Malcom X” (sic). Oh, how we laughed.
We know the Rolling Stone staff is not allowed to talk about the show–nothing says “champion of the free press” like company-mandated non-disclosure agreements–but if you’ve bumped into one of the contestants, drop us a line at email@example.com.