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What is this called?
Does fandom have a word or a phrase for people (fans, journalists...) deliberately asking about fanworks/showing fanworks to the actors and other TPTB. Examples: making the actors read fanfic out-loud, showing them fanart in public and observing their reactions, asking actors in front of an audience about slash, sending/giving actors/TPTB fanworks privately, putting actors/TPTB into positions where they are forced to make a statement about fanworks...

This is not necessarily outing, because it is not always tied to a specific fanwork. Ex: someone asking an actor about slash or mpreg or RPF. [A Dreamwidth post with comment count unavailable comments | Post or read on Dreamwidth| How to use OpenID]

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danielleleigh From: danielleleigh Date: November 18th, 2014 05:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've seen it called "breaking the fourth wall" around fandom...
crickets From: crickets Date: November 18th, 2014 06:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't know if I've seen it referred to as one specific thing but I do know that people hate it when it happens, haha.
carbonel From: carbonel Date: November 18th, 2014 07:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I call it tacky, but that's not what you were asking. Haven't encountered a specific term, though.
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