Perhaps the most hated Survivor in the history of the game, Colton Cumbie has made his mark in the “Villain” Hall of Fame just four episodes into the season.
After hearing him rant about Leif, calling him an “Oopmah Loompah,” a “midget,” and a “munchkin,” calling Bill “ghetto trash,” and saying that the only black acquaintance he has is his housekeeper, the internet went wild with their disgust of his dirty name-calling and diva attitude.
At the beginning of Thursday’s episode (where the men stupidly hand over the idol to the women) Colton appeared to be live tweeting during the show’s east coast airing. He hyped up the episode, full well knowing he had a lead role, but what he didn’t know (how, I don’t know) was the backlash he would receive when Survivor fans witnessed his ignorant trash talking.
His tweets began before the episode aired, and he wrote: “Whose ready for the most EPIC episode of
#Survivor everrrr? #godsavethequeen”.
Never mind the spelling, the queen was ready for his spotlight and he was excited for it to begin. The reward challenge began and Colton tweeted about the donuts. “Of course the fat kid gets excited about donuts!” he wrote. But then that’s the last we heard of Colton Cumbie for two days. He simply disappeared. The hate tweets started pouring in once the derogatory words flew from his mouth, and anyone who was watching the show was tweeting about and TO him, vocalizing their dislike for the seemingly spoiled, poison-tongued kid from Alabama. It was NOT pretty.
Once Colton emerged on Twitter again, he wrote, “I’m going into witness protection. I wonder if the alias “Regina George” is available….” Regina George being the twat from Mean Girls for those of you who remember. Pretty sure she had better hair.
Not long after that tweet, he took to Twitter once again, this time to apologize to those he offended. His words:
Were my comments ignorant? YES! They were meant to be funny..I see they weren’t. Do I regret them? I’m torn. In a way, yes b/c it hurt ppl
..but seeing myself act that way on television helps me to grow as a person b/c it’s uncomfortable and embarrassing for ME to watch. It’s
kind of one of those situations where you you don’t really realize how you sound until it’s played back and you’re literally cringing..
I seriously don’t hate anyone. I make fun of MYSELF..my sense of humor as always been kind sarcastic and somewhat critical. I call myself
a “queen” as a joke. Am I a bigot? I don’t think so. I think I was a 20 year old brat who had never been out into the real world, and what
I thought was funny and ok wasn’t. I’ve learned I can still be funny and it doesn’t have to be at the expense of some1 else. *pageant wave*
It took him 7 tweets to say it, but it might as well have been none because Twitterverse and Survivor fans weren’t amused, and very few found it to be funny. Will Colton lose the diva attitude and mellow out in future episodes? I doubt it. But let’s be real, I bet you won’t miss the next episode to see what he does, will you?
Speaking of, check out this sneak peek of Wednesday’s episode where the tribes are switched, should be a good one…