Man vs. Wild is Fake, and a Goat Reference?By Rocky Thompson on August 27th, 2007
Bear Gryllsâ€™ blog:
â€œâ€¦although having to eat a massive raw goats testicle as their guest was a low point for me!â€
From this quote it sounds like Bear is a regular Goat reader. Thanks for the kind words and encouragement, Bear.
The below clip from Bearâ€™s blog is his response to press accusations that heâ€™s been sleeping in hotels and cooking his goatâ€™s testicles.
Re: the recent press accusations of motels and stagings in the show that have been doing the rounds, all I can say is they don’t always tell the full story, but thatâ€™s life and part of being in the public eye I guess.
The upshot is weâ€™re determined to make all new shows more inclusive of the crew and their role. Discovery and Channel 4 will also include a disclaimer at the start of the show so there’s no confusion.
His response avoids specifics, though the sentences contain plenty of verbs and nouns. He doesnâ€™t admit to faking anything, but it sounds like the new Discovery Channel disclaimer will make it clear that heâ€™s never claimed the show was an unbroken chain of days spent surviving the wilderness.
He can pretend he wasnâ€™t trying to convince viewers that he spent every day in the wilderness, but if youâ€™ve ever seen the show youâ€™ve watched him chow a snake or turtle under the pretense that he was near starvationâ€”those clips will be a little harder to watch with a straight face. Still, thatâ€™s one good looking guy.