11 Ways Discovery Channel’s TV Show Naked and Afraid Has Duped You
There are many people around the world who are great fans of the Discovery Channel reality show Naked and Afraid. The show displays a lot of drama and gives viewers several reasons to watch the contestants surviving in the wild like cavemen but it now seems that the channel is earning a reputation similar to that of others in only giving the impression of reality and in truth it’s all something else and somewhat fabricated and staged for the benefit of fans.
1Contestants claim there is nothing real about the show
There are some contestants who have claimed that there are many ways the show can’t be called reality. Some revealed that they were even misrepresented and that the producers aired lies. Some contestants have given interviews or Reddit AMA’s sharing their stories and trying to set the record straight about the interactions they have had with cast, locals, partner and crew. According to the contestants, Naked and Afraid has faked dialogues, reasons for injuries, food sources and remoteness of filming locations.
2They Sometimes Have Access to Modern Conveniences
One instance where modern amenities were made available to contestants was revealed by a former contestant Jeff Zausch stated that producers provided a tampon to his partner during filming the show. Other stars have also made claims that they have also stolen food stuffs like salt, chocolate, and Emmergen-C from the crew and locals.
aOne contestant was refused prescription medication
One contestant Honora Bowen also claimed that the producers mixed up their priorities while providing a tampon to one but denying her prescription medication. This was proof that they were about mixed up or rather was it that it didn’t suit their story line.
3Speaking the Truth Is Not Encouraged
In one interview, Phaedra Brothers a contestant said that a crew member once gave her a curry that caused her food poisoning. She was encouraged to carry one with the show even though she was in a bad health. When the episode involving her was aired, the producers changed the storyline to show that her illness was because of dirty water that she had drank. Brothers say she commented on the Discovery site revealing the truth but her comments were deleted simply because it didn’t match up with the show’s narrative.