WATCH: “Survivor’s” Shifty Gay Ruins The Game For Everyone

To paraphrase Beyoncé (and the other two), “He’s not a survivor, he’s gonna give up.”

Things got testy on last night’s episode of Survivor: Blood vs. Water, which pits veteran contestants against their loved ones. After a heated exchange between two members of the “loved ones” team, Survivor veteran Colton Cumbie (shockingly not a porn name) had a meltdown (about 2:00 in). He was not involved in the triggering fight, but — showboat that he is — quickly refocused the attention on himself.

When host Jeff Probst noticed Cumbie (allegedly) crying, he asked him to explain his (alleged) tears. Cumbie responded, “I don’t want to be here anymore.” At that point, Probst read. Him. To. Filth.

“So Colton,” Probst began. “You came back for a second time, because you said, ‘I’ve changed. I’ve grown. And I want to show everybody.’ You’re now doing the exact opposite… A very selfish move… What is it that has happened on your tribe that’s forcing you to quit for what now I can confirm for myself is a second time? The first time, you feigned an appendicitis. Turns out you didn’t have it. You want to own that one now?”

Cumbie, a gay Republican from Alabama, gained notoriety when he appeared on Survivor: One World in 2012. He quit that season shortly before the finale, owing to (alleged) appendicitis. In response to Probst calling him out last night, Cumbie explained that he had, in fact, been treated for a bacterial infection.

After some more back and forth with Probst, Cumbie’s teammates also turned on him, explaining that he was quitting because he wasn’t getting his way. When Probst asked if that were true, Cumbie replied, “Maybe. I don’t know.” He then crossed tribal lines to hug his fiancé, Caleb Bankston, against whom he’d been competing.

Probst threw a final bit of shade on Cumbie before asking him to leave, saying, “You can keep your buff. I won’t give you the honor of throwing that in the urn. We’ll keep that reserved for people who compete. Grab your stuff, head out, the boat will pick you up.”

In an exit interview, Cumbie attempted to argue that he quit the game to save his fiancé, explaining, “Survivor is a game of chess, and sometimes you have to make big moves in order to protect your king. And sometimes… you have to sacrifice the queen early.”

During his first run on Survivor, Cumbie developed a reputation as a vindictive bigot. In one episode, he explained that the only black person he knew was his housekeeper. In another, he called a black contestant “ghetto trash,” about which he later told People magazine, “People said it had racial connotations but it had nothing to do with his race. It was more geared towards his financial status.”

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  • Dixie Rect

    Colton is a crybaby whining douche and a very bad gay stereotype. So glad he quit.

  • Ron Jackson

    @Dixie Rect: Agreed. I never liked him. This season of Survivor sucks anyway. I already stopped watching.

  • Mr. E. Jones

    @Dixie Rect:

    You mean he’s a Republican.

  • Kieran

    The media just loves gays like Colton. He’s practically the living embodiment of the gay stereotype foisted on us mercilessly by the media at every turn…effeminate, bitchy, narcissistic, annoying. The Colton type has done more to keep other gay men closeted than anybody.

    Let’s hope this is the last we’ve seen of Colton. Ofcourse, I wouldn’t be surprised if they have her back after undergoing a sex change operation.

  • scotshot

    A gay republican bigot douche sob sister. I’d cry if I were him too…..

  • cooper12

    @DixieRect, there is nothing wrong with the so called gay stereotype of being a big girls blouse like Colton.

    However I do take exception to calling him a stereotype. Just because someone is a big girls blouse, and there is nothing wrong with that, or a huge bull dyke and there is nothing wrong with that, that does not make them a bad person or a bad example of homosexually. I could equally be ashamed of old leather queens with their asses hanging out on gay pride. I could also me disgusted by scat and urine queens, but I am not ( ok a tiny bit) but unless they are hurting animals and children what they do in none of my business.

    Colton was just a vile human being who happened to be gay. Yes a giant douche, yes a cry baby but don’t comment on his stereo type gayness because that makes you no better then the straight stereo type mocking us on a daily basis.

  • Horse Lips

    Why did I watch that? Now I feel like I need a shower.

  • Leonardo

    OMG!! Is “She” for real?

  • Triple S

    Yeah, and being a Republican REALLY matters here, doesn’t it? Leftists tend to be more immature, so I would go so far as to say that a Democrat gay would even be more vindictive. But of course, only Republicans are evil, aren’t they? Democrats are only correct, right?

  • Nick212

    Colton is revoltin’. An embarrassment to gay men and emotional adults everywhere.

  • whatisthis

    @cooper12: You might have had a point if this wasn’t practically the only type of gay that’s portrayed in the media/entertainment world. However, it is, and because of that, the brain dead bigots’ minds automatically assume all gay men act like this. I couldn’t even watch the whole thing. I sure hope my father doesn’t watch this show anymore, or else this queen will only have resurfaced his ‘gays are flamboyantly feminine pussies’ sentiment. Fucking embarrassing.

  • Katbox

    The host is cute. That is all.


    This is really quite sad. The guy, obviously, has many issues and psychological problems. I have read the comments, and agree with many of them. Guys like him set the gay movement back many years, indeed. But, also remember, the very first winner of this show was also a gay man, that wasn’t a big sissy. I can see by his actions and mannerisms that he is very spoiled, very insecure, very immature,and clueless about himself and masculinity. I don’t even know if he watched the video of himself, would he be embarrassed about his behavior? Maybe this experience will be a wake-up call, but I seriously doubt it. He will probably go thru life like this, blaming others. Even the woman survivors are stronger and tougher than him.

  • Dxley

    Colton is just arrogant but I think Caleb really loves him despite all his insanity. Even that picture paints a thousand words. I liked the drama he caused, I thought it was entertaining!!

  • Vartan X.


    Sure, there is nothing wrong with an effeminate gay guy. But the media almost always presents gays as girly drama queens. I rarely see macho-looking gay guys on TV. Similarly, lesbians are always portrayed as butches. If our mainstream media networks claim to be champions of diversity, then it’s only fair that they present gays and lesbians from all walks of life.

  • HirsuteOne

    Christ, he makes Brother Boy in Tammy Wynette drag look butch.

  • Darson

    To quote Julia Sugarbaker, “She diminishes us”.

  • Darson

    @Darson: BTW my partner and I live in northern Alabama and have NEVER met someone like Colton before. The bf looks and acts like most of the gays we know.To quote Julia Sugarbaker, “She diminishes us”.

  • Shadeaux

    I don’t know him, but I would love to hurt him badly!

  • tjr101

    Well thank goodness that whiny bitch is republican, wouldn’t want to share a single other similarity with someone like that!

  • jwrappaport

    @Triple S: Leftism has nothing to do with the Democratic Party. The Democratic Party is center right by the standards of the free world. The Republican Party, on the other hand, is on a different planet.

    Also, did you really just say that leftists are more immature? Seriously, bro? I’m going to start calling those kinds of attacks ad “homo-nems.”

  • jwrappaport

    I just googled Colton. I’ll say it: I think he’s very cute.

  • BJ McFrisky

    Lesson learned:
    If you’re a whiney little fem bitch, it’s OK to point out all these shortcomings—as long as said whiney little fem bitch is not a Democrat.
    Got it.

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