Richard Hatch @HatchRichard
I just posted my (detailed) thoughts about Survivor Second Chances on Facebook.SURVIVOR SECOND CHANCES: CBS is asking you to select your "favorite" male/female castaways. I’m not comfortable with the subjectivity of “favorite.” To clarify, what earns my respect in the game of Survivor is my perception a player both understands the game and is willing to do what it takes to win within the context of the game's rules. There are many players, not available for selection, who meet those criteria.However, I would not be willing to vote for any player on this list I came to believe lacked integrity and honesty outside the game. For example, if I believed someone’s conviction for “attempting to evade taxes” was just (or even justifiable), I would not vote for him or her to play the game again… but if I believed our “justice” system was corrupt and many of those in power horribly bigoted and otherwise prejudiced, I would both vote for that person to play again and recruit others to support his or her playing again. Similarly, if someone playing Survivor “loses it” during a game and exposes characteristics of his or her true personality for which I have no tolerance, again, I would not vote to give him or her a second chance in the game.
Outside the game, I’m adamant second (and sometimes more) chances are the fertilizer of personal growth.I think both players and the powerful people behind their selection often neglect how powerful a platform is Survivor and how impactful is meaningfully standing up for integrity/honesty.Let me start with the men (please):Because I so highly respect their initial game-play, I would love to see Stephen Fishbach, Vytas Baskauskas, Spencer Bledsoe and Mike Holloway have a second chance.
Because I recall their initial game-play, I would love to see what Jeremy Collins, Jeff Varner, Max Dawson, Keith Nale, Terry Deitz, Brad Culpepper, Troyzan Robertson, and Joe Anglim do with a second chance.
I don’t recall enough about Jim Rice, Shane Powers or Andrew Savage to weigh in… which is on me and may say very little about any of the three.
I would have difficulty watching Woo Hwang play again. My apologies to Woo, but I don’t think a second (or tenth) chance would help.
Ok, Ladies:Again, my inability to recall these players may say very little about any of them, but I do not recall enough about Monica Padilla, Natalie Tenerelli, Peih-Gee Law, Stephanie Valencia, Kelley Wentworth, Mikayla Wingle, or Abi-Maria Gomes to weigh in. To be fair, I think the context of female photos (in game vs. in make-up) has interfered with my being able to recognize some of these women.
Because I so highly respect their initial game-play, I would love to see Sabrina Thompson and Tasha Fox have a second chance.Because I recall their initial game-play, I would also love to see what Ciera Eastin, Kass McQuillen, Theresa T-Bird Cooper, Carolyn Rivera, Kimmi Kappenberg and Shirin Oskooi do with a second chance.
I would have the toughest time deciding whether or not to vote for Kelly Wiglesworth to have a second chance. I respected Kelly as a bright young woman, skillful player and worthy adversary, but I caught Kelly being fed by crew and later learned she’d been fed throughout the game during the filming of the original season. She was 22… fair enough she took advantage of opportunities CBS and producers had a legal and ethical responsibility to prevent from having been available, but when push came to shove, in life outside the game, I was sitting in prison for a crime I did not commit when Kelly was questioned about her cheating (more related to my conviction than I can explain here), and she blatantly lied… to protect her reputation? Regardless, her lies and the lies (both direct and by omission) of CBS’ Media Representative, Chris Ender, and other CBS Executives in addition to the lies (both direct and by omission) of Survivor’s Executive Producers resulted in more than a decade of terrible, unjust suffering for my family and me. Kelly has neither apologized to me nor has she ever made any effort to learn how I’d been affected by her actions. However, I’m convinced prevalent bigotry and those in positions of power are far more culpable than Kelly for my having been abused. I cannot condone Kelly’s choices, and though I would be sad to learn Kelly has suffered, I would not be surprised if she has suffered as a result of how her choices have affected me. So… I believe I would like to see Kelly have a second chance to play a game I’m confident CBS and producers have since improved to prevent cheating.
Richard Hatch bitter at K Wigs
LOL how is K Wigs responsible for Rhcard Hatch committing tax evasion LOOOOL!
But the true crime in this post is Hatch not remembering who ABI-MARIA is LOOOOOOL or Peih-Gee... Uhm he likely didn't watch Survivor Philippines, because that season should might as well be called Survivor: Abi-Maria, Malcolm, Lisa and others... I mean how do you remember Sabrina (who was Kim's bitch all season long) over Abi-Maria?
But I appreciate Hatch hating on Woo <3 he has a point <3