In this image released by CBS, contestants, from left, Jeff Varner, Sarah Lacina, Zeke Smith and Debbie Wanner appear at the Tribal Council portion of the competition series “Survivor: Game Changers.” Smith was outed as transgender by fellow competitor Varner on Wednesday nightâs episode. Varner was immediately criticized by other players. He repeatedly apologized, but was voted out of the competition.
In this image released by CBS, contestants, from left, Jeff Varner, Sarah Lacina, Zeke Smith and Debbie Wanner appear at the Tribal Council portion of the competition series “Survivor: Game Changers.” Smith was outed as transgender by fellow competitor Varner on Wednesday nightâs episode. Varner was immediately criticized by other players. He repeatedly apologized, but was voted out of the competition. Jeffrey Neira AP
In this image released by CBS, contestants, from left, Jeff Varner, Sarah Lacina, Zeke Smith and Debbie Wanner appear at the Tribal Council portion of the competition series “Survivor: Game Changers.” Smith was outed as transgender by fellow competitor Varner on Wednesday nightâs episode. Varner was immediately criticized by other players. He repeatedly apologized, but was voted out of the competition. Jeffrey Neira AP

‘Survivor’ who outed fellow player says he’s ‘profoundly sorry.’ And now, he says, he’s lost his job.

April 13, 2017 05:54 PM

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