You guys, Zach from Survivor claims he wanted everyone to hate him.
The personal trainer was eliminated from Australian Survivor 2018 Champions vs. Contenders at Tribal Council on Monday night after getting into a stoush with the women of the tribe. The episode featured a double elimination, with the Contenders also losing Anita earlier in the episode.
Before the vote Zach claimed the team was falling over because the women in the Contenders were not as strong as those in the Champions.
Zach told Mamamia he doesn’t regret his tirade – in fact, he planned it.
“I knew I was going home well before tribal council. It may have looked [like I didn’t] but that’s not the way it went down at all, I knew I was a goner and that’s why I went out guns blazing.”
Social media has not been kind to Zach.
The 39-year-old has been consistently criticised as chauvinistic and sexist, and though he admits he was a bit of a uh, dick, he denies being a misogynist.
“Obviously this is by design, I went in there to act the villain. I wanted to ruffle some feathers, I wanted to have some fun with this whole thing,” he said.
“I talked a lot of shit about a lot of different people, but the only stuff that kind of made the cut was stuff I said about the girls so really it kind of puts me in a light that for some reason I hate women for something like that.
“Which obviously couldn’t be any further from the truth because I’ve got a partner of seven years, we’ve got a couple of girls, I was raised by a single mum.
“I love women.”