Those witty snarksters at Defamer brought this up today, and it made my macaca blood boil! There are so many boneheaded things written and uttered in this article it’s hard to focus. In fact, I think I just puked on my keyboard. What a mess.
“When you start talking to a person from Asia, you realize — Wow! They have all different backgrounds!” gushed Probst, who described himself repeatedly as a 44-year-old white guy from Wichita.
Goddamnit, small children in 2nd grade have figured this out.
The other day, he told the reporters, he went to his dentist, who is white, and the dentist brought in another dentist, who is Asian. “And I found myself saying to the Asian doctor, ‘Where in Asia is your family from?’ ” The dentist said he was Korean. “The only reason I had the courage to even ask that question or the knowledge to ask that question was I’d just spent 39 days with people from Korea,” Probst said.
Did you ask him if he carries a wok around? Or if he wears a funny pointy hat while he’s picking rice? Did you bow and go AH SO AH SO repeatedly?
“You know, a young Hispanic kid now gets turned on to ‘Survivor’ because there’s somebody he can relate to and it opens up a world to him. Maybe he decides to travel as a result of seeing the show or maybe he sees something . . . in this Hispanic [contestant] that he can connect with and he decides to go do what that guy does.”
I guess this remark isn’t as stupid as I’m trying to make it sound. I do think it’s stupid for him to wish that television changes lives. We all know television was invented to sell us junk, not make us better people.
Jeff Probst, as Colbert would say – you’re on notice. Well, you basically have been since your parents conceived you. There is only one other idiot in showbiz as stupid as you.