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I am so sick and tired of Final Three.

Ever since they switched from two to three, people who have absolutely no business being at the end have been slipping in.
These idiots literally do nothing all season except for follow somebody else and then want to act like they deserve a million dollars because they “played hard”.
You didn’t do shit. You only made it to the end because nobody thought you were a threat to win.

They do absolutely nothing all season and they have a 1 in 3 chance at winning? Gross.

People who actually play the game and fight all season and actually deserve a shot at winning don’t make it. Even when they make it to the end, nobody wants to vote for them because they’re all butthurt.

Ozzy plays. Ozzy should have won by now but he probably never will because nobody will take him over some moron.



Go back to Final Two. Take someone who actually deserves to go to the end.

I would much rather lose a million dollars to someone who deserves it than to someone who coasted their way to Final Tribal.

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I don’t watch Survivor, but this moment just hit me in the gut.

You know the show. It’s tribal council. The losing team is deciding who to vote out. Jeff Varner, a gay man, knows he’s on the chopping block but tries to turn it around by saying fellow players Zeke and Ozzie have a secret alliance. “There is deception…on levels we don’t understand.”

Then (it’s at 1:55 in the video if you’re impatient), he turns to Zeke and asks, 

“Why haven’t you told anyone you’re transgender?”

Yeah, you read that right. Zeke just got outed on national television. 

The reaction itself speaks volumes, as it shows what I think is a powerful microcosm of society in 2017. 

Yes, it’s 14 minutes, but it’s the most powerful 14 minutes I’ve seen on tv this year.

Watch and reblog if you support the trans community. 

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It was an idea I had, I think, when I was flying from L.A. to somewhere. I thought it would be nice to lose our identities, to submerge ourselves in the persona of a fake group. We would make up all the culture around it and collect all our heroes in one place. So I thought, A typical stupid-sounding name for a Dr. Hook’s Medicine Show and Traveling Circus kind of thing would be ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.’ Just a word game, really.”

—Paul McCartney, 1984

I can honestly say that I never thought the tv show Survivor would make me cry. But tonight when Jeff Varner outed Zeke as being trans during tribal council to try and paint Zeke as deceiving everyone in the tribe, it made me disgusted and cry.

Like… he not only outed Zeke to those 6 people, but the millions of people watching the show. He away Zeke’s choice to tell people, and forever changed Zeke’s identity from being Zeke to being “the trans survivor player.”

Not to mention the fact that Varner tried to make the fact that Zeke didn’t tell the tribe he was trans that he was being deceitful and sneaky and lying to them all.

I AM JUST SO UPSET AND ZEKE HANDLED THAT WHOLE SITUATION WITH SUCH CLASS AND I AM SO GLAD THAT EVERYONE ON THE TRIBE FUCKING TOOK A SHIT ALL OVER VARNER

Friendly reminder to everyone that Zeke gave explicit permission to CBS to put out the episode with his outing included. (Scroll down to where it says UPDATE.) They also worked with the trans rights organization GLAAD to make sure the issue was treated properly. Here’s an essay from the man himself about it.

CBS was using the incident for ratings in the same way that they use any argument or serious conflict that happens on the island for ratings. Like come on guys, Survivor’s format is inherently exploitative, and all the players know that. But they weren’t outing Zeke without his consent by putting this on TV, so to be perfectly honest, I don’t think they were doing anything worse than usual.

Varner can still fuck off, though.