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The Internet loves wacky characters who get caught doing embarrassing, funny, and unexpected things. But behind the joke there's always a real person who has to deal with the fallout of being the most famous person on YouTube that week. We've seen follow-ups in the past from Success Kid, Ermagod Girl, and that poor make-up meme lady; plus continuing updates from the Charlie Bit My Finger kids. Now New York Magazine has interviewed some of the first viral video "stars," many of which wish they'd never gotten the spotlight in the first place. What follows are some of the darker excerpts of their experience that will make you reconsider whether you want to repost the next viral video you see.

Sources: NY Mag