For one reason or another, Jill Farren Phelps has had more than her fair share of Internet backlash.
During her tenure at One Life to Live
, Phelps was lambasted by fans who accused the executive producer of ruining characters. Much of the criticism dealt with characters suddenly acting uncharacteristically. Other fans lashed out at Phelps for bringing some of the actors she'd worked with on other shows into the OLTL canvas. Internet posters refer to these cast members as "Friends of Jill" or simply "FOJ".
Phelps defended her decisions by insisting that she picked the performers with the best credentials. The fact that she worked with some of the performers, according to Phelps, did not show favoritism.
When Phelps made a move to General Hospital, Internet griping followed her. When Sarah Brown (ex-Carly) announced that she was going to leave the show
to pursue other ventures, an Internet rumor popped up stating that Phelps and Brown had gotten into a fiery argument. Both Brown and Phelps vehemently denied the reports and Brown claimed that she and Phelps were both members of "a mutual admiration" society. A similar report surfaced when Amber Tamblyn (Emily) revealed that she would be leaving
Now, still more trouble plagues Phelps on the 'net. It has been reported that Phelps and head writer Megan McTavish are at odds. Rumor has it that Bob Guza, Jr., a former GH head writer, is on deck to replace McTavish.