In a latest Reddit AMA (ask me something), Survivor: Island of the Idols castaway Jamal Shipman was requested fairly a number of questions concerning the Dan Spilo incident.
In case you don’t keep in mind, Spilo was ejected from the sport after inappropriately touching a producer. However there had beforehand been a number of incidents the place he was making undesirable bodily contact with a number of the feminine castaways, most notably Kellee Kim, and manufacturing did nothing to cease it. There have been additionally a variety of questions on who was actually bothered by it and who was appearing like they had been with the intention to get in good with Janet Carbin.
Shipman answered all the questions, so here’s what he needed to say about the entire Spilo incident.
Shipman Says They Have been Very Stunned To Discover Out Spilo Was Ejected
When requested when the jury came upon about it, Shipman revealed that they weren’t instructed on the Ponderosa, the residing quarters that home the jury whereas the present continues to be filming. They came upon on the spot on the remaining 5 Tribal Council.
“We had been stunned. We had been scheduled to go to Tribal Council and noon, they instructed us that tribal was cancelled. So in fact we had been like, there should have been a medical evacuation or one thing. We came upon on the remaining 5 tribal council,” mentioned Shipman, including that they had been additionally stunned by how the editors and producers selected to inform the story.
What he meant was that manufacturing didn’t actually present who knew what and after they knew it when manufacturing they edited the present collectively.
“I used to be conscious [of what was going on with Dan] as a result of Molly and Kellee instructed me early on about how they had been feeling. I think about they instructed me as a result of they felt like if another person knew — particularly a man — then they may really feel extra comfy understanding that I may intervene if it ever escalated,” mentioned Shipman, including, “Everybody wasn’t aware about how the ladies had been feeling about Dan AND when requested straight, a number of the girls, within the curiosity of preserving their place within the recreation of Survivor, weren’t prepared to be fully sincere about their emotions or experiences.”
He Stated the Present Was ‘Extraordinarily Unfair’ to A number of the Gamers
The present created a story the place Spilo’s inappropriate touching was utilized by Missy Byrd and Elizabeth Beisel to get in higher with Janet Carbin. However Shipman mentioned that was an “extraordinarily unfair” method to characterize what occurred.
“I believe the present was extraordinarily unfair to Missy, Elizabeth, and Aaron. I do know it’s in all probability not a well-liked factor to say right here, however if you happen to’ve learn or listened to something I’ve mentioned about that complete incident, you realize that I’m sympathetic to the very fact none of them knew the total extent of all that was taking place across the Dan scenario they usually bought caught up in taking part in this recreation that makes you do stuff you wouldn’t do in your regular life they usually shouldn’t have been as vilified for that as they had been. I want the present did a greater job of exhibiting what they knew and what motivated their choices,” mentioned Shipman.
He mentioned the takeaway from their season is that “gamers shouldn’t be answerable for making the decision about whether or not or not inappropriate issues are taking place.”
“Manufacturing has a duty to not permit these sorts of issues to develop into a part of the sport. None of us went on the market desirous to have that have, and I’m glad that our season has impressed [Endemol Shine Group] and CBS to take that extra significantly.”
Survivor hopes to movie seasons 41 and 42 within the spring of 2021.
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