A ‘Challenge’ Competitor Is Furious With Production for the Way They Cast Women on the Show

by Jeremy Spirogis
Shane Landrum during OUT Magazine 100 List New York Party

MTV’s The Challenge is formally getting ready for season 36, and followers can’t wait to see which rivals have been known as again for an additional go on the huge bucks. While the present options many memorable moments and personalities, one ex-Challenge contestant is upset with how manufacturing casts ladies. Shane Landrum just lately went off on his Instagram Story in regards to the present’s casting selections. Here’s what he stated.

Some rivals from MTV’s ‘The Challenge’ assume the present is sexist

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Fans have praised The Challenge up to now for its range. Over the years, manufacturing has labored onerous to be inclusive with their solid — however there’s nonetheless been loads of problematic conduct from sure solid members up to now. Ex-Challenge star Susie Meister spoke to Buzzfeed about her expertise, and she or he famous that girls have been typically handled poorly by others on the present.

“Think about it: The goal of the people there is to win money and, there’s no doubt about it, when you have a co-ed team, the women are going to be less helpful in completing the physical challenges than the men,” Meister famous. “So women are often seen as baggage and [that] bleeds over into our dormitory-style living where we are seen as disposable or nuisances, so that often creates a feeling of gender war.”

Meister additionally added that the lads on the present “try to take your tops off in the pool or whatever, and there’s unlimited alcohol. It’s sort of like a breeding ground for bad behavior.”

Ex-competitor Shane Landrum shared his opinions of the present’s casting

It seems like Landrum is able to expose MTV’s casting crew fully. He took to his Instagram Story on August four to share his ideas and emotions about how MTV chooses the solid, and it was clear he was keen about what was happening.

“Ya’ll, I by no means speak about The Challenge, however that is the sh*t that pisses me off. The strongest folks on that present are the f*cking ladies, and this f*ggot right here, we’re the one folks to ever stand as much as the Johnny ‘Bananas’ [Devenanzio],” Landon defined. And he then went on to say that casting prefers to select gamers who’re going to comply with Devenanzio, a seven-time Challenge champ, as a substitute of stand as much as him and take cost in opposition to him.

“They’d much rather cast a bunch of white males who want to get along with each other and win a bunch of money than cast some real motherf*cking b*tches who know what it is, who are there to make a TV show, and also win sh*t, gamble hard, win f*cking big.”

Landon didn’t cease there, both. He continued on his Story about how casting prefers ladies as “side pieces” to the lads on the present, they usually’re not given the identical alternatives.

Fans are reacting to Landrum’s Instagram callout

Shane Landrum during OUT Magazine 100 List New York Party
Shane Landrum throughout OUT Magazine 100 List New York Party | Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic

Challenge followers appear to assume Landrum’s outburst is unwarranted. While Landrum actually brings some fiery vitality to the present, some suspect he’s upset he didn’t get a callback for season 36. And others assume his claims are merely unfounded.

“He’s complaining about the show casting too many white males even though he’s a white male and he kinda bullied Da’Vonne for literally no reason during their season together,” a Reddit consumer famous over the outburst. “He sounds like a bitter hypocrite.”

“The cast is the most diverse it’s ever been,” one other talked about. “Shane is just flat out lying at this point, and a lot of people seem to be eating it up.”

It seems like Landrum might have deleted his rant from his Instagram Story earlier than it expired by itself, so we’re undecided if he’ll converse additional on the difficulty. And we’ll have to attend and see if he’s invited again to the present sooner or later.

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