As I have stated too many times to count, this is a spoiler free site and I never have went out looking for them before or during a season. Why spoil the fun???? And I certainly have the means to get them and always have but I never was interested in spoiling the suspense, especially a season like the one we just completed. Many other however just cant wait and in an unprecedented level of spoiling, the entire boot list of Heroes VS Villains was released to the public online sometime last summer, a full six months before the season began. And the kicker was that the list was 100 percent accurate all the way through the winner which has never happened before to this level in Survivor history. Sure there have always been accurate leaks but never to this degree.
So the questions that I have in all this is not why would anyone want to spoil it for themselves: thats totally up to you and if you want to ruin it for yourself than thats your choice. I am wondering A: How does such a huge leak like this get out? and B. What can be done going forward to prevent this from happening again?
Strong rumors have hinted that Russell and his wife are responsible for getting the boot list out on the web with no concrete proof. The reason he is being looked at is that S19 was also spoiled with only 2 boots being off. Coincidence???? And we all know that Russell is not the most ethical person we ever met. And that brings me to how this is allowed to take place. We all know the contestants and the crew sign page after page of confidentiality agreements so clearly someone is totally dropping the ball. This falls on the producers to police this better and they have to bring down harsh justice to anyone they find out did something like this so that a strong precedent is set that this will be enforced to the highest degree.
As far as what can be done going forward to prevent this besides what I just mentioned at the end of the previous paragraph, there really cant be much more done. Survivor will never be shot LIVE due to the fact its only a 39 day cycle. So the leaks will still be unavoidable and its just up to the individual to decide whether they want to be spoiled or whether they want to be surprised. I know this critic will also fall in the latter group.
What do you think about all this? Were you among those who looked at the spoilers? Why did you do this?