For weeks, thousands of skeeved-out viewers have been ranting on "Gossip Girl" fan sites about its least popular character - the greasy, disaffected downtown artist wannabe Aaron Rose.
Now, someone else wants to register his complaints - the real Aaron Rose.
"I wish they would have made him cooler," says the real Rose, a former down town artist who says he was contacted by a writer for the show six months ago, then heard nothing.
"It's funny and it's flattering, but there's a part of me that's like, 'Oh, go after them - this is not cool. They're messing with my reputation.' "