Survivor 42: Jonathan Young Speaks Out After Being Called a ‘Misogynist’

“Survivor 42” castaway Jonathan Young, greatest recognized for his brawn and resourcefulness on the island, grew to become a fan favourite early on within the season. However, the Alabama native fell out of “favor” with some followers after making just a few feedback that viewers labeled as “misogynistic.”

Jonathan’s former ally, Lindsay Dolashewich, agreed with followers that Jonathan’s conduct was out of line. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly in May 2022, the Dietitian spoke candidly about her relationship with Jonathan and the way it impacted her recreation.

Lindsay Calls Jonathan a Misogynist

Lindsay fashioned a decent bond with Jonathan early on within the recreation however because the season progressed, the 2 self-described “alphas” started to butt heads.

“To put it in a fast sentence, Jonathan’s a misogynist. Or a minimum of it felt that means on the island,” she instructed the outlet.

“I’m not somebody who’s going to be talked to that means in actual life,” she continued. “In actual life, I might by no means have accepted being spoken to that means for myself or anyone else that I might’ve seen that occur [to], however it’s a social recreation so you actually cannot say that.”

Lindsay stated she initially tried to make excuses for Jonathan’s conduct.

“I might say up [until] day 5 we have been shut. And then me and Jonathan had a sort of bout collectively the place I began noticing extra of his true colours,” she stated.

“I used to be considering, ‘Oh, possibly he’s underfed. Maybe it is simply because I’m a really outspoken particular person. He’s very alpha. Maybe it is as a result of I’m sort of alpha too,'” she continued. “And then as time went on, I began having the ability to collect like, ‘Okay, it is a development that I discover.'”

“I observed that I could not inform Jonathan a method, Omar needed to do it,” she instructed the outlet. “So when Omar would pitch it, Jonathan would hear. If I pitched it, [it] would get uncared for.”

Season 42 winner Maryanne Oketch additionally spoke out about Jonathan’s conduct. She admitted she felt pushed round by the Alabama native in a confessional.

Jonathan Responds to ‘Misogynist’ Claims

Jonathan responded to Lindsay and Maryanne’s claims in a May 2022 interview with Entertainment Weekly.

“Man, I hate that they felt that means,” he instructed the outlet. “Because each time I obtained an opportunity to speak about them, I might give them reward. I might say, ‘You guys are doing nice.’ Lindsay, I might all the time speak about, ‘She’s such a dominant power to be in these challenges. We obtained to get her out as a result of she’s so good.'”

“And that is what I might do is I’d attempt to construct them up,” he continued. “I hate that they… Now they get to see that I used to be all the time lifting them up.”

Jonathan Thanks ‘Survivor’ Team on Instagram

Jonathan took to Instagram after the finale to thank the “Survivor” workforce for the chance.

The former castaway shared a clip of Jeff Probst snuffing his torch alongside a touching caption.

“Watching this took me again, I may virtually keep in mind how I felt in that second,” he wrote. “I can keep in mind how arduous the battle was to get thus far. I additionally keep in mind I did not have all of the distractions our world throws at us. I keep in mind being on the island watching the bushes dance because the wind blew. I had time to see the great thing about the world 🌎. Thank you God for this life altering journey πŸ™πŸΌ and thanks Survivor πŸ”₯ Always keep in mind, Fight the great combat my mates πŸ™πŸΌ.”

“Survivor 43” will air within the fall of 2022.

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