If you’re a Survivor fan you’ve probably heard the talk surrounding what has become, undoubtedly, the most disturbing/controversial episode in Survivor history. If not, you’re probably wondering what I’m talking about. I’ll gladly explain but before I do let me give a heads up that the topic of this post I am about to elaborate on is a. very disturbing, b. very controversial, and c. very difficult to talk about.
It’s not a topic anyone wants to bring up in conversation but because it was such a MASSIVE element to this week’s episode of Survivor I’ve got to say something.
And that topic is sexual harassment.
Yes, it’s true. For the first time in the previous thirty-eight seasons of Survivor sexual harassment has become a major issue on the show for several of the castmates. It’s preposterous and it’s downright terrible.
Survivor is a show that takes up to twenty people, splits them into two tribes, and puts them on an island. Friendships are formed, romance is sometimes found, but sexual harassment is often at a straight-up zero.
The closest thing I can remember to sexual harassment in a Survivor season is when Sugar went chasing after Colby at night to sleep next to him when he was clearly uninterested. Or when Vytas Baskauskas was trying to show the female contestants yoga moves in a somewhat sexualized manner, grossing everyone that was present out.
However, in this season of Survivor we have seen one contestant, Dan Spilo, take things way too far. Continue reading The Social Experiment that is ‘Survivor’ Takes a Disturbing Turn