Last week’s episode of “Survivor 41” had many followers reeling from a double Tribal Council which noticed two fan-favorites depart the sport back-to-back. One such castaway was Naseer Muttalif, a contestant who followers developed a robust bond with all through the 9 episodes on which he appeared, going as far as to calling him the show’s “very first hero.” In gentle of his elimination, Naseer has posted a response to his followers’ embrace of him on Reddit, arguably giving him the proper conclusion to his “Survivor” story. Here’s what you have to know.
Naseer Is So Popular He Became A Meme
Naseer, a Sri Lankan-American immigrant who now lives in California, in line with CBS, was warmly embraced by followers of “Survivor 41” virtually instantly, though his reputation solely elevated because the episodes rolled on. His most notable surge maybe occurred in episode 5, when Naseer needed to unlock a bonus by saying a secret phrase, which in his case was, “I’m as confused as a goat on AstroTurf.” About every week after the episode aired, Naseer shared on Instagram that he had truly met a literal goat on AstroTurf. When the picture was re-posted on Reddit, followers as soon as once more shared their enthusiasm for Naseer, with one consumer, as an example, declaring: “Omg I want him to win! 😩”
In a earlier episode, Naseer had a confessional during which he mentioned of himself, “That is Naseer!” This phrase, like Naseer himself, was broadly adopted by followers of the show, quickly turning right into a meme which has been broadly re-posted in “Survivor” fandoms, celebrating the contestant.
By episode 5 it turned clear that followers had totally embraced Naseer as a favourite, with one fashionable submit suggesting Naseer is likely to be “the very first hero shortly.” In a posting after episode 7, when followers have been requested who they wished to win, Naseer was the #1 reply.
Naseer Sends ‘Huge Thanks’ To ‘Survivor’ Community
Last weekend, on the evening of Saturday, November 20, Naseer posted a messageon Reddit to the “Survivor” fanbase, expressing his gratitude for the recognition he obtained whereas on the show. “Hi all,” he started. “I simply wished to pop in right here to provide an enormous due to everybody.” He went on:
I by no means imagined I’d obtain a lot love and assist in my life. I like all of the memes and have loved laughing at myself together with you all. Survivor has given a lot to me and I hope to have the ability to pay it ahead. Your assist and engagement with the show retains it going, so thanks all.
Much love, Naseer
Fans have been overjoyed by the sudden look of the widely-beloved castaway on the subreddit, with the top-rated remark appropriately echoing the widely-beloved meme, “That is Naseer.!” A moderator of the subreddit additionally parroted the meme, confirming the consumer was certainly Naseer Muttalif by saying, “Verified that That is Naseer.”
Another fashionable remark responded to the submit by thanking Naseer in flip, saying, “NASEER! You introduced pleasure to us on our screens! Thank you for sharing part of your life with us!”
Another consumer reacted by saying, “Naseer you have been simply one in every of my favorite contestants in years and also you introduced a lot constructive power to this season. Thanks for being a part of the survivor group!”
Echoing a standard sentiment among the many group, one other remark merely mentioned: “One of probably the most healthful survivor contestants.”
Naseer ended up putting tenth, and is the second member of the jury, that means he may have a say in who finally ends up profitable the season. In gentle of his elimination, Naseer has given numerous interviews explaining how he feels about being blindsided by his allies, Shan Smith and Ricard Foyé.
Whether or not Naseer could return to “Survivor” once more sooner or later is presently up within the air. Although Jeff Probst said lately that the show is presently taking a break from returning opponents, there is no such thing as a doubt that followers can be actually excited if Naseer received to return again for a second probability. In the meantime, we’ll see him full his function as a jury member in “Survivor 41,” come the finale.
“Survivor 41” airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.