Survivor: Island of the Idols’ episode 10 boots abstaining from phone interviews (Update)

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The two people who were voted out of Survivor: Island of the Idols episode 10 this week have decided not to face the music and perform exit interviews.

This post will discuss who was voted out of Survivor: Island of the Idols episode 10.

There have been a ton of people who have performed dubious acts of personal attacks, provided unsavory or outright bigotted comments, or have crossed the line of physical engagement on Survivor. With the show filming many months before it airs on television, the castaways often have had time to reflect on their transgressions and grow on the matter, even if some seem to have taken a more defensive approach.

For decades, we have heard the players’ side of their stories in exit interviews. Unfortunately, the Survivor exit interview process has been subverted for the first time in 39 seasons.

Various members of the press (first reported by Dalton Ross, then confirmed by Mike Bloom and Gordon Holmes) acknowledged that the two most recent eliminated players from Island of the Idols, Missy Byrd and Aaron Meredith, have removed themselves from the exit interview process at this time.

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Specifically, Missy was reported not to respond to the exit interview requests, and Aaron has not made himself available today. Regardless of their involvement in the Dan Spilo misconduct that has become the undeniable darkness surrounding Island of the Idols, both submitted public apologies just last week.

Update: Gordon went on to clarify that Aaron offered an email exit interview opportunity (declined by Gordon) and Mike accepted both Aaron and Missy’s offer for email exit interviews since this post went up. All parties involved are inclined to hold their stances on this matter and, as Gordon points out, it’s ridiculous to come after the players in being toxic online over a muddle interpretation of real-life and gameplay like this.

It’s hard not to feel like there’s something going on behind the scenes of everything behind the merge episode because it’s quite unprecedented to get absolutely no response. I mean, members of the press knew their interviews last week would be late into the weekly cycle and that questions would be submitted (and vetted by CBS) so that the players can answer at their own pace and for approval of consumption to the general public.

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No matter what the case might be, it should go without saying that harassing the humans behind what you see on TV is the absolutely last thing anybody should be doing. We’d love to hear what Aaron and Missy have to say about their Survivor journeys, but it’s clear that due to the messy and unfortunately grim nature of Island of the Idols, that time may come down the line, if at all.