The COVID-delayed 41st season of CBS’s Survivor got here with many new modifications, however the dumbest needed to be one woke man’s insistence that the long-lasting actuality collection ban the phrase “guys.”
Firstly of Wednesday’s season premiere, titled “A New Period,” host Jeff Probst requested the contestants what they considered his trademark phrase to name folks in for a problem, “Come on in, guys!” Saying he needed “to be a part of the second,” he questioned, “Is a phrase like ‘guys’ OK or is it time to retire that phrase?”
“I personally assume ‘guys’ is OK,” mentioned Evvie. “‘Are available, guys’ is like such a signature expression, and, you already know, I as a lady, as a queer lady, don’t really feel excluded by ‘guys.’”
Genie, a lesbian, verbally agreed, in addition to one other feminine contestant and everybody appeared to nod their approval.
Woke insanity averted, proper? Fallacious! Within the subsequent hour, earlier than the primary immunity problem, Ricard introduced the difficulty up once more and mentioned he regretted not talking as much as voice his disapproval of the phrase “guys.”
Ricard: So after we noticed you on day one, you requested us a query, you requested us how we felt about “Come on in, guys” and the fact is, there was a lot occurring, there’s a lot commotion, cameras, my hair is tousled, I am half crying, I haven’t got the capability to do what I am actually presupposed to do, which I remorse. I do not agree that we should always use phrase “guys”. I absolutely agree that we should always change it whether or not it simply be dropping the fellows, altering it to one thing else, I simply do not actually agree with it. The truth is, Survivor has modified during the last 21 years and people modifications have allowed all of us, all of those brown folks, black folks, Asian folks, so many queer folks to be right here concurrently.
Probst: Yeah, it is an awesome level and I gotta say, I like that you considered it extra. I like that you simply had the braveness inside a $1,000,000 recreation during which standing up anytime is dangerous to carry it up once more as a result of I am with you. I need to change it. I am glad that was the final time I’ll ever say it. And realizing on this second someone proper now’s on social media saying, “Oh, he caved.” It is @Jeff Probst at Twitter, I’ll in all probability by no means learn it anyway. Alright, I like that. We simply made a change. Any more it’s “come on in.”
So, two cis males determined the phrase “guys” is fallacious, over the opinions of the ladies. Good.
If the dictionary can change the meaning of the word “literally” to how it’s typically used colloquially as an alternative of what it actually means, I feel it’s okay to proceed utilizing the phrase “guys” informally to imply a gaggle of any gender mixture. However what do I do know, I’m simply one other lady.
However the wokeness didn’t cease there. We have been additionally handled to an LGBTQ+ phase about how “unbelievable” it’s that being homosexual and homosexual marriage was “stigmatized” together with Ricard speaking about his husband, a “transgender pregnant man.”
Shantel: So, how lengthy have you ever and your spouse been married, Genie?
Genie: I’ve been married for 20 years.
Shantel: Dang. That’s so stunning to see and, like …
Genie: Yeah, I do know, proper? And it’s simply so unbelievable that, like – it was form of stigmatized, proper, like, to be homosexual? And so I feel that’s actually vital. I used to be about 25, and my now-wife proposed to me. I’ve a really conventional household, so I knew the very first thing I gotta do is inform my mother, you already know. I believed she was gonna be actually upset with me. She provides me a diamond and she or he says, “I would like you to provide it to Lindsey.” And I used to be so touched by that as a result of simply from that gesture my mother was telling me she accepted me, she beloved me for who I used to be. And, you already know, she by no means mentioned these phrases to me however I knew all of it proper at that actual second.
Sara: How lengthy have you ever been married?
Ricard: Six years.
Sara: Oh, my goodness.
Ricard: What was unusual about it was, proper earlier than we met, I used to be within the strategy of fostering to undertake ‘trigger I needed to be a single dad. I by no means ever ever needed to get married. In the intervening time I noticed him he was catching a soccer. He had muscle tissue and it was simply superior. And so we obtained married 37 days later.
Sara: That’s unbelievable.
Ricard: And now we’ve got a daughter.
Sara: No method. What’s her title?
Sara: Oh, my goodness.
Ricard: Being on Survivor, it is difficult as a result of I am forsaking a 22 month previous daughter. She would not perceive why I am gone or that I am coming again. And my husband, who’s working a full time job whereas taking good care of our child whereas additionally being a transgender pregnant man, I am forsaking rather a lot. But when I gained this cash, I’d be capable of know that my kids’s entire childhood as much as maturity I might care for them and so I am right here for a extremely good motive to make a extremely large influence on my life.
Time so as to add one other verb to the present’s slogan. Survivor: Outwit, Outplay, Outlast, Outwoke.