‘Survivor’s’ Russell Hantz Slams Show, Jeff Probst

A former “Survivor” castaway who’s a fan-favorite is riled up about season 41. In a few current YouTube movies, four-time participant Russell Hantz (he performed one season of Australian “Survivor” along with three seasons of U.S. “Survivor”) had harsh phrases for Jeff Probst and the show.

Russell Hantz Says Keep Politics Out Of His ‘Survivor’

Like his tweets in regards to the premiere, Hantz has stated that he’ll cease overlaying “Survivor” if it will get too political.

“I’m not gonna cowl something that is coping with any sort of political points. I don’t need to watch that. When I watch my soccer, I wanna watch my soccer. When I watch ‘Survivor,’ I wanna watch ‘Survivor.’ If I need to watch something political, I activate CNN or FOX News ‘trigger I watch ’em each. So I need to watch ‘Survivor,'” stated Hantz.

In a separate video, Hantz blasted the show for taking out Probst’s signature phrase “come on in, guys” and questioning why that it was a giant deal to make use of the gendered phrase “guys,” a state of affairs Probst addressed through the season 41 premiere, deciding it could be higher to easily say “come on in.”

“It’s a giant deal whenever you take custom out of issues. That’s an enormous deal,” stated Hantz, questioning if “the Tribe has spoken” will probably be “canceled” subsequent.

“The what has spoken? You higher repair some issues, Jeff. Who do you suppose you might be, a tribe of Native Americans? Is that who you suppose you might be? When are you gonna cancel that one?” stated Hantz.

“They opened a can of worms. They happening a hill, rolling quick and now they are not gonna have the ability to prime till it is over. So my drawback is that they’re ruining the show by bringing political points into the show that folks love. We don’t wanna see political speak within the reveals that we watch in our free time,” stated Hantz.

Hantz Also Criticized The Casting

“You’re casting on account of what you suppose you should cast by political beliefs solely,” stated Hantz, slamming the season 41 castaways for being so unhealthy at challenges and never having the ability to discover hidden immunity idols. “They should not be on the market.”

Hantz additionally stated that these adjustments will spoil “Survivor” after which they will must ask him to come back again to spice up the rankings.

“I assure you if that is the course they’re about to go on this would be the worst ‘Survivor’ in historical past and it’ll get the worst rankings, they will begin shedding quantity after which they will want me to come back again and make ‘Survivor’ nice once more,” stated Hantz.

Finally, Hantz stated that he has “talked to dozens” of former “Survivor” gamers, and “not one among them” was OK with altering “come on in, guys.” He stated somebody even referred to as it a “stab to the center” and that “we created this recreation” and taking away iconic phases feels “like a slap within the face.”

Hantz additionally stated that to those who’re tweeting in assist of the brand new show, he would not “actually consider that.” For his half, Hantz shouldn’t be going to be watching the show. He stated, “I do not need to [watch]. If they gonna slap me within the face, I’m gonna slap ’em again.”

One of the castaways who has been supportive of the show is “Ghost Island” winner Wendell Holland, who praised the show for being “extra inclusive.” Several different castaways have expressed comparable sentiments.

“Survivor” airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific occasions on CBS. The forty second season will air within the spring of 2022. Seasons 43 and 44 are casting now, so should you’ve at all times needed to use, now could be your probability!


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