I’m a huge fan of the show “Survivor” and I’ve watched the show religiously. I was getting pumped up for the new season starting this September but then I read this story on yahoo.com. Basically, the story confirms that the cast members will racially divided into four tribes. The twenty cast members will be separated into four tribes that consist of caucasians, African-Americans, Asians, and Hispanics. There will be five members of each tribe all of the same race and they’ll be competing against the other tribes (races).
Jeff Probst, the host of the show, called this “twist” a “social experiment” but it seems pretty obvious to me that this is just a very lame and irresponsible way to stir up publicity and ratings. I’m pretty disappointed.
Anyone else have any thoughts on this? Am I crazy to think this is a terrible thing for CBS to broadcast? If you are a fan of this show, will you still watch this season?