It's a strange time to be a journalist in America.
Our fragmented culture coupled with the rise of "fake news" allegations from prominent public figures has led to a widespread wariness of the press and a tendency to seek information from increasingly segregated and impenetrable social media bubbles.
But it's not just the tiny Twitter fingers of our commander-in-chief that have vigilant reporters running scared.
They also have to worry about threats and calls to violence from far less powerful reality stars.
We're talking, obviously, about Farrah Abraham.
The Teen Mom legend recently threatened to straight-up murder a reporter after he leveled a very credible accusation that Abraham is a prostitute.
First of all, there's no shame in sex work, folks.
Second, it's not exactly like the idea of Farrah dabbling in prostitution or offering her services to "sugar daddies" came out of nowhere.
Even if it had, there's no excuse. There is shame in threatening to kill someone because you don't like what they said on the internet.
Check it out:
Farrah on the Spot
Ever since she was fired from Teen Mom OG back in December of 2017 - and even back as far as mid-2014 - there have been many rumors about how Ms. Abraham is managing to support herself outside of the income she received from MTV. One of the most persistent is that she's working as a prostitute. Like an actual working escort.
Making It Work
Again, we're not here to shame Farrah for her choice of profession, if these stories are in fact the case. If anything, you have to respect - if not applaud - her for the ways in which she's made sex work for her in the past.
Besides her infamous adult movie, slash leaked sex tape that wasn't leaked and was definitely a porno despite her claims to the contrary (more on that in a moment), Farrah rakes in big bucks as a cam girl, even offering erotic couples counseling to those willing to shell out four figures for an hour of her services.
But while she claims to be a businesswoman and mogul who takes pride in the work she does, Farrah has come under fire for being dishonest about the nature of her career and shaming others who perform sex work.
Case in point - remember Farrah's porn? The in which she co-starred with porn star James Deen? The one that's still sold and marketed by a porn company to this day? Yeah, she claims that was an amateur "sex tape" that leaked without her knowledge or consent, even though it was very clearly a professional-grade, not-cheaply-produced adult film and her story about it "leaking" was debunked in about 24 hours.
In almost Trumpian fashion, Farrah refuses to back down or even just ignore these points, and has persisted in her efforts to claim she is not a porn star despite the fact that Deen has confirmed he was paid for his services, and Vivid Pictures even revealed the terms of her contract.