Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Expedition Robinson Scandal In Malaysia
They should air this thing live in Malaysia's TV channel, It is just simply funny. Just wonder does Denmark allow to air nude shooting publicly? And what kind of survivor is this? I thought survivor is all about skill and knowledge to survive in the nature. Maybe they are looking for survivor of embarrassment, where ppl win for not embarrassed?
Published: Friday May 15, 2009 MYT 8:29:00 PM
Expedition Robinson producers apologise to M’sians
By YUEN MEIKENG
PETALING JAYA: The producers of reality television show Expedition Robinson (Survivor) have apologised to all Malaysians for the scene depicting a naked race on an island around Mersing, Johor on May 3.
Strix Television, which produces the Danish version of the popular Survivor series, explained that the scene was not pre-meditated and was not part of the actual shooting.
In a statement Friday, it also gave its full assurance to the relevant government authorities and Malaysians that the scene would not air.
“This was an inexcusable incident, a huge error of judgment and a devastating blow to the good relationship between the Danish production and the people of Malaysia,” said the company’s executive producer for Denmark Jacob Juhl.
He added that the company had also explained the situation to the Central Agency For The Application For Filming And Performance By Foreign Artistes (Puspal).
Juhl said the director responsible for the incident was immediately terminated and described the latter’s decision as insensitive and insulting.
“The call was made outside the chain of command and has affected the integrity of our organisation,” he said.
Strix Television senior executive producer Frida Aberg said the company wanted to continue to work with Malaysia and boost its tourism industry.
During the episode which was filmed in Malaysia, 16 out of the 22 contestants ran in the nude while five others who refused to bare it all were forced to eat caterpillars to decide who should be sent back to Denmark.
A female participant who opted out of the race was sent back immediately.
Source : thestar.com.my
Posted by ivantai at 10:04 PM