Colton Cumbie, possibly the nastiest Survivor contestant ever, was ousted from the game last night. Well, that’s when we saw him kicked out, anyway. But since filming, Colton has had some time to reflect on his words and actions and in a frank interview, he has admitted that he was “ignorant” in some of his comments. He isn’t exactly repentant, though.
Over the last two weeks on Survivor: One World, Manono leader Colton Cumbie made his mark with viewers by delivering one jaw-dropping line after another. First he referred to the now-ousted Bill Posley as “ghetto trash” and recommended he kill himself. Then he referred to Leif Manson as an “Oompa Loompa” and “a little munchkin.” And well, the less said about his racism the better. He knows black people because he has them as servants, apparently.
But, after a severe backlash from Survivor fans, Colton Cumbie wants to explain himself.
“Were my comments ignorant? YES!” he wrote in the first of a series of tweets addressing his behavior.
So is he sorry? Not really.
“They were meant to be funny..I see they weren’t. Do I regret them? I’m torn. In a way, yes b/c it hurt ppl.”
But he says he has learned from watching himself on TV.
“It’s kind of one of those situations where you don’t really realize how you sound until it’s played back and you’re literally cringing.”
Colton might be cringing now, but he’s also defending himself.
“I seriously don’t hate anyone,” he continued. “I make fun of MYSELF ..my sense of humor has always been kind sarcastic and somewhat critical. I call myself a ‘queen’ as a joke. Am I a bigot? I don’t think so. I think I was a 20 year old brat who had never been out into the real world, and what I thought was funny and OK wasn’t. I’ve learned I can still be funny and it doesn’t have to be at the expense of some1 else. *pageant wave*”
For those of you who will have no doubt noticed that Colton’s Twitter comments didn’t actually include an apology, as several of his Twitter followers pointed out, the country-club enthusiast added,
“That was my way of saying ‘I’m sorry.’”
So that’s all you’re getting. Satisfied?