Wait, that’s still a show?
“Controversy erupted on Wednesday when two contestants on “Survivor: Island of the Idols” admitted that they exaggerated a #MeToo allegation of “inappropriate touching” to win the game.”
I’ve always been very wary about the #MeToo movement and this is exactly why. Of course, it goes without saying, that I feel awful for ACTUAL victims. However, to parade rape and sexual assault accusations around as something that is blown out of proportion based on subjectivity, is a load of bull. There isn’t a “your truth” or “someone’s truth”…. It’s just THE TRUTH. Did it happen or nah?
“According to People, when contestant Kellee Kim began to complain about a pattern of inappropriate touching from fellow contestant Dan Spilo in Wednesday night’s episode, her allegations were quickly corroborated by contestants Missy Byrd and Elizabeth Beisel, who both alleged they had similar experiences.”
Ahh yes, mob rule. Classic.
“However, when Kellee left their company, both Missy Byrd and Elizabeth Biesel admitted that they overplayed the allegation in order to position Dan Spilo for elimination. Taking this further, Missy advised Elizabeth to encourage another contestant, Janet Carbin, to vote Dan off the island for the alleged #MeToo offense.”
I know there are three sides to every story (their side, your side, and what really happened) but let’s leave that to matters regarding ‘who ate the leftovers’ or ‘stop wearing my clothes without asking me first.’ NOT something where false allegations could potentially ruin someone’s life.
Dan went on to apologize, stating:
“I work in the most high-wire industry in regard to this business. Most of my clients are women, most of the people I work with are women,” he said. “I work in an industry in which the #MeToo movement was formed and allowed — thank God — to blossom and become powerful and strong. My personal feeling is if anyone ever felt for a second uncomfortable about anything I’ve ever done, I’m horrified about that and I’m terribly sorry. I couldn’t be more sorry. I couldn’t be more confident in that I’m one of the kindest, gentlest people I know,” he concluded. “I have a wife, I have been married for 21 years, I have two boys, I have a big business, I have lots of employees. I think what upset everybody here is that this has somehow turned into gameplay.”
The quest for power and instant gratifications sees no bounds.