Fan Favorite Former “Survivor” Shipbringer Annoyed With Season 41 “Survivor” had harsh words for Jeff Probst and the show.
As in his tweets about the premiere, Hantz has said that he will stop reporting on “Survivor” when it gets too political.
“I will not cover anything that deals with any political issue. I don’t want to see that. When I watch my soccer ball, I want to see my soccer ball. When I see ‘Survivor’ I want to see ‘Survivor’. If I want to see something political, I tune into CNN or FOX News because I see both of them. So I want to see ‘Survivor’, ”said Hantz.
In a separate video, Hantz blasted the show for getting rid of Probst’s signature phrase “Come on in guys” and wondering why using the gendered word “guys” was a big deal, a situation that Probst during the Season 41 Premiere and decided it would be better to just say, “Come in”.
“It’s a big deal when you take tradition away from things. This is a big deal, ”said Hantz, wondering if“ the tribe has spoken ”will be“ canceled ”next.
“The what spoke? You’d better fix a few things, Jeff. Who do you think you are, a Native American tribe? Is that what you think you are When are you going to cancel that? “Said Hantz.
“You opened a can of worms. They’re going down a hill, rolling fast, and now they won’t be able to reach the top until it’s over. So my problem is they are ruining the show by bringing political issues to the show that people love. We don’t want to see political talk in the programs we watch in our spare time, ”said Hantz.
“You are casting because of what you think you only have to occupy according to political views,” said Hantz, and criticized the castaways of Season 41 for being so bad at challenges and unable to find hidden idols of immunity. “You shouldn’t be out there.”
Hantz also said these changes will ruin “Survivor” and then they will have to ask him to come back to increase the ratings.
“I guarantee you, if this is the direction they’re going, this will be the worst ‘survivor’ in history and get the worst ratings, they will start losing numbers and then they’ll have to come back and do me ‘survivor ‘Great again, ”said Hantz.
Eventually, Hantz said he spoke to “dozens of” former “survivor” players, and “none of them” agreed to “come on in guys” to change. He said someone even called it a “stab in the heart” and that “we created this game” and taking away iconic stages felt “like a slap in the face”.
Hantz also said he “doesn’t really believe” those who tweet in support of the new show. For his part, Hantz won’t see the show. He said, “I don’t want to [watch]. If they hit me in the face, I’ll hit them back. “
One of the castaways who supported the show is the “Ghost Island” winner, Wendell Holland, who praised the show as “more inclusive”. Several other castaways have expressed similar feelings.
“Survivor” airs Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. Eastern and Pacific Time on CBS. The 42nd season will air in spring 2022. Seasons 43 and 44 are now running. So if you’ve always wanted to apply, now is your chance!
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