No. I'm not talking about me.
I'm talking about Steven Fowler.
Who? you might ask?
That British husband up in San Francisco in an episode of Wife Swap that aired a couple weeks back. If you'd like to watch the whole thing, you can watch them here.
Too long? Here's a summary video.
Kelly and I just so happened to watch this particular episode. If I can describe this man in one word, ...hmm, I'll put it this way - I've never been so disgusted with another human being in my life!
No! you say. He can't have been THAT BAD! To which I say this. How many other Wife Swap participants have their own "America does not want you Steven Fowler" tee shirts? How many Wife Swap participants have their own "Steven Fowler Sucks" websites?
So here's the deal.
The kind and loveable, albeit not terribly informed, "Long" family from Missouri sends Gayla to go live in San Francisco. The Long family, unfortunately, is a fairly stereotypical redneck family. Proud, overweight Americans who love paint guns, ATVs, and fast food.
The Fowler family lives in San Francisco. They make a LOT of money each year. Renee is a Life Coach, Psychologist, and a couple other things - basically, very well educated. And she uses this education to help people focus their life, specifically to eat healthier and lose weight. Steven works on the boards of a few Environmental groups. The couple is VERY active in the green scene.
So typically, we would have dischord and hilarity would ensue, blah blah blah.
Well, not so much in this episode. Dear Steven knows he is vastly superior in every way to Gayla. And shows Gayla constantly by making fun of her education, her weight, her grammer, her intelligence, her town, Missouri, the Mid West, the Military, and America itself. His abuse is ruthless. He constantly tells his children how ignorant she is. Even goes so far as having his children ignore her because she's incompetent.
I could not stop thinking about this jerk for a couple days. I was truly disgusted.
Well, apparently so was the Internets. The message boards on ABC, and on Yahoo!, and others were flooded with comments about this guy ABC even had to shut down some of the threads on the site because people were so furious with him. But it doesn't stop there. Check out this list of blogs ranting on about this guy. Renee, in SF, has written 2 apology letters to her friends, clients, and the public at large. And finally, Steven has written a public apology letter as well - the site was up earlier today, but now that Yahoo! TV has jumped on the story, the site has gone down.
Her business I'm sure is at a stand still, especially since he bashed overweight people the entire time, and that's what her business is. He is NO LONGER on the 3 environmental boards. People have even gone so far as to publish all their personal information - address, cell phones, office lines, email addresses, etc. (all of which can be seen here I might add). And at one point, "Steven Fowler" was in the top 50 searches on Google! Holy crap!
What are your thoughts on this guy?
Mine? I say this.
The man is obviously VERY SMART, but not too bright.
And as for his superiority complex, I don't think it will be taking him very far any more.
The sad thing is, he pulling down his wife and his kids with him.
This will not end will for this man. I hate to say it, but this guy is FUCKED!
The Lesson? Be nice to people.