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'Survivor' Player Claims He Was Fired From Job After Outing Transgender Teammate

“My former boss told me that I was in a news story they wanted nothing to do with," Jeff Varner said.

Jeff Varner’s shame, Property Brothers’ empire, and 32 other reality TV news stories

A roundup of recent reality TV news, including longer pieces about Jeff Varner's outing of Zeke, NBC's reality TV, and the industry's power players. Read this story »

Survivor: Game Changers Finale Addresses Jeff Varner Outing Zeke Smith

The Survivor reunion special is always an interesting time but tonight, there was one big topic that everyone was clearly waiting for Jeff Probst to address. In case you've...

Zeke Smith Relives Being Outed As Transgender On 'Survivor: Game Changers' Finale

”It became a worldwide cultural moment,” host Jeff Probst told the audience at the live “Survivor: Game Changers” finale, referring to the disappointing and shocking moment when Jeff Varner randomly outed fellow contestant Zeke Smith...Show More Summary

Exclusive: Andrea Boehlke talks 'Survivor': Sarah Lacina taking out Cirie Fields' sidekick was brilliant

Andrea Boehlke wraps up her exclusive Survivor: Game Changers interview with Reality TV World -- including how she feels about backlash Jeff Varner has received, and what it took to patch up her friendship with Zeke Smith after the game.

Exclusive: Sierra Dawn Thomas talks 'Survivor' (Part 3): Cruel Jeff Varner backlash for outing Zeke Smith is "completely ridiculous"

Sierra Dawn Thomas wraps up her exclusive Survivor: Game Changers interview with Reality TV World -- including whether she feels she received enough credit for her strategic gameplay.

'Survivor' host Jeff Probst: I think Zeke Smith would've lasted longer had it not been for Jeff Varner

Survivor host Jeff Probst has trouble finding any holes in Zeke Smith 's game other than the fact he was dealt an unfortunate hand of cards.

Zeke Smith: I turned on Andrea Boehlke because we were friends years before 'Survivor' and she didn't comfort me after Jeff Varner's outing

Zeke Smith is opening up about his complicated relationship with Andrea Boehlke on and off Survivor: Game Changers, and how Jeff Varner outing him on national television played a role in their tiff.

Survivor's Zeke Smith Knew He Couldn't Win After Jeff Varner Cruelly Outed Him

Zeke Smith has no regrets coming out of Survivor: Game Changers. He was voted out on last night's episode in a total blindside led by Andrea, three weeks after the episode that...

Zeke Smith Always Wanted 'Survivor' to Air His Transgender Outing

The season is not over yet but likely the most memorable moment to come out of Survivor: Game Changers will have nothing to do with the game. Jeff Varner outing his fellow contestant Zeke Smith as transgender at Tribal Council outraged many and there was even a fair amount of debate about whether CBS should have aired it at all. Show More Summary

Exclusive: Debbie Wanner: Jeff Varner shouldn't be crucified for outing Zeke Smith as transgender on 'Survivor'

Debbie Wanner was voted out of Survivor: Game Changers in the latest episode, and now she's commenting on the high-profile incident in which Jeff Varner outed Zeke Smith as transgender during an earlier episode.

'Survivor' eliminees Hali Ford and Ozzy Lusth speak out about Jeff Varner outing Zeke Smith as transgender

Survivor: Game Changers' latest booted castaways, Hali Ford and Ozzy Lusth, are sharing their opinions on the fallout of Jeff Varner deciding to out Zeke Smith as transgender on the show.

A few words about Survivor changing minds, including my own

A New York Times TV critic's observations about Survivor, Zeke, and Jeff Varner; a tweet about a post I wrote in 2002; and more. Read this story »

Survivor: Game Changers Episode 7

Jeff Varner found himself grasping at straws to try to stick around in Survivor: Game Changers Episode 6 before ultimately sticking his foot in his mouth by outing Zeke as transgender. It is described as desperation, but it can be and was taken as a malicious act that aside from that didn’t even make any [...]

'Survivor: Game Changers' Recap: Cirie Proves Why She's the Ultimate Game Changer

Welcome back to Survivor: Game Changers! Are you still emotionally hungover from the last episode's malicious "move" by Jeff Varner? Are you ready to get back to your regularly scheduled favorite reality show and enjoy a bit of levity? Here's to hoping that a merge (with 13 contestants, no less) will be what cures your ills. Show More Summary

Survivor Star Zeke Smith Says Being Outed As Transgender Has Made Him 'Brave' & 'Bolder'!

Zeke Smith, you truly are an inspiration! As we reported last week, the Survivor: Game Changers star came out as transgender right before last Wednesday's episode where he was outed by now-eliminated contestant Jeff Varner. On this week's episode of the hit CBS franchise, the show begins with Smith and co. at tribal council where they [...]

‘Survivor’ contestant fired from his real estate job for exposing transgender ‘deception’

Jeff Varner was not only voted off the show but his employer let him go after the episode was shown.

'Survivor's' Jeff Varner fired after outing trans contestant

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"I was devastated (and not) given the chance to explain or right the wrong," he said.        

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