'Survivor' Contestant Apologizes for Outing Zeke Smith as Transgender

'Survivor' contestant Zeke Smith comes out as transgender after being outed

'Survivor' contestant Zeke Smith comes out as transgender after being outed

Zeke Smith, 29, has appeared on two seasons of Survivor-"Millennials vs. Gen X" and the current "Game Changers". I feared if I let anyone too close, they'd smell my stench and not want to be my friend anymore. Especially when there's $1 million involved.

Ultimately, the remaining cast didn't hesitate for one second to vote Jeff off the island. The other contestants derided him right away, with several breaking down in tears as they came to terms with what Varner had done to Zeke.

The third time is NOT a charm for Survivor contestant Jeff Varner - who has roots in the Triad. He attempted to save himself by casting suspicion on other tribe mates, including Smith.

Truth be told, I haven't watched Survivor in years, though I did see the season with Jeff Varner.

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GLAAD also criticized the outing of Smith. Smith had played as an out gay man.

"That is so wrong for you to bring that up", said one contestant according to the Sun. "I'm just devastated", he said after Jeff pointed out that he didn't just out Zeke to the tribe, but to the world.

Probst went on to praise Smith's composure after Varner's comment. "You can't unring the bell", Probst told Varner.

During the episode, Varner felt like he was going to be sent home and revealed to everyone the truth about Smith during a Tribal Council.

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Continuing he said he never wanted to be "the trans Survivor player", but that he wanted to be known as "Zeke, the Survivor player".

Varner said that when he was shown calling Smith "deceitful", he was referring to Smith's gameplay and not that he had kept a secret about being transgender. "Love each other", he wrote, before posting a link of tips for allies of transgender people from GLAAD. "I've had to think a lot about what forgiveness is. I wonder if some people will say he shouldn't have hugged him or shouldn't have forgiven him", said Probst.

"I'm not ashamed of being trans, but I didn't want that to be my story".

Zeke also took to Twitter after the episode aired in the United States, radiating positivity and light like the attractive angel that he is. But he noted that's nothing compared to what he did to Smith, who deserves all the support and sympathy he is receiving.

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As he leaves the show, Varner breaks down in tears as the gravity of what he's done settles in: "Nobody on this planet should do what I did tonight - ever".

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