Colton Cumbie was, undoubtedly, one of the worst Survivor cast members to ever grace the airwaves. The 22-year-old Alabama native came onto the show strongly. From the get-go, he made it clear that he was a raging Republican and a raging racist, which is made even more fucked up when you find out that he’s gay. Which means he should be able to empathize with minorities for the struggles they face when it comes to acceptance and equality.
Instead of that, though, he votes out one of his fellow contestants for, it seems, the sole reason that he’s black. Colton describes the man as “ghetto trash," before adding that he doesn’t like the guy because “he’s obnoxious, he’s loud." Adding, "He’s a struggling stand-up comic. Like, get a real job.”
We should point out that Colton himself was unemployed at the time, and bragging about it on the show. Additionally, when accused of being racist, his reply is basically that he has lots of African-American people in his life, like “my housekeeper—she’s like a member of our family.”
What an asshole.