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    Reactionary...I mean Reactionist...I mean....

    Hi,

    I'm hoping somebody could give me what I think is a really simple answer to my question. I attempted for quite some time to find the answer to my question by searching online. I tried the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, Wikipedia, and a lot of Google search results.

    I need to know what word/phrase is right for what I'm trying to say. Certain people find that becoming excessively insulting gains them fame, such as Slayer or Marilyn Manson. By being excessively insulting they gain fame through negative feedback (which is primarily what they are looking for.) What are these people called? I thought of the words reactionary, or reactionist, but Merriam-Webster and Wikipedia both seem to tell me those words refer to people who truly believe the filth they communicate. I'm looking for a word or phrase that acknowledges they are only doing it only for a reaction.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Reactionary...I mean Reactionist...I mean....

    These people are being provocative. They want to provoke others by being outlandish or confrontational.

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    Re: Reactionary...I mean Reactionist...I mean....

    Quote Originally Posted by 4um View Post
    I'm looking for a word or phrase that acknowledges they are only doing it only for a reaction.

    Thank you.
    Attention-seekers.

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    Re: Reactionary...I mean Reactionist...I mean....

    Ok, Thank you.
    I think those suggestions will work well.

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