Survivor's Shannon Says Show Edited Gay Comments


The slip-ups on Survivor are usually involve alliances, blind sides and hidden immunity idols, but the La Flor tribe's Shannon Elkins got himself in much deeper water during his final tribal council. After arguing with former ally Chase Rice, Shannon turned to tribemate Sash Lenahan. "Hey, I'm gonna get this out of the way right now," viewers heard him say. "Are you gay"? Shannon says the show edited him to take his words out of context, but it's clear he said something about homosexuality from the argument that followed: Shannon and Sash debate who's had "more beautiful girlfriends" and Shannon says Sash's city, New York, is "full of a bunch of gay people." (CBS declined to comment on the editing, but you can watch the exchange at the 36-minute mark here.) Shannon, a 30-year-old business owner, talked with TVGuide.com about the miscalculations that made him Nicaragua's second castaway.


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