There’s been an update to the Survivor outing story we first reported on last week: the gay contestant who outed a fellow castaway as trans has been fired from his job. And now his former employer is speaking out.
Jeff Varner was ultimately booted from this season of Survivor despite his desperate attempt at painting Zeke Smith as untrustworthy for keeping his trans identity to himself. Although Varner has since publicly apologized, he lost his job last Thursday.
Varner worked for Allen Tate Real Estate, a real estate company that recently spoke to Entertainment Tonight about the decision to fire the reality TV star.
Varner has claimed his firing was “an ugly, knee-jerk reaction from the company” and that he had warned them about the negative headlines that would come.
Wrote the Greensboro News & Record: