הנה ראיון שנערך עם קלי לאחר פרק הדחתה, תקרא בעצמך מה היא חושבת על דן והתנהגותו, ההפקה, מיסי, אליזבת וכל השאר:
Kellee Kim of Survivor speaks out on inappropriate touching incidents
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: There's so much to get into with all of this. Let's start here: How does it feel now seven months later to have to relive all this stuff that happened out on the island with Dan's inappropriate touching?
KELLEE KIM: As shown in the first episode, I told Dan that I didn't like being touched and asked him to respect my personal boundaries. Not shown is that Janet also had a conversation with him in the first 6 days, saying it's not the same for me to touch younger women as it is for you. However, Dan was part of our core alliance and to risk alienating him was to risk my allies and my game. I tried to address the issue and move forward with the game. I can leave this show feeling proud of that.
Speaking up for myself and others took a lot of courage, because there was always the risk that I wasn't going to be believed. That's why it's important to support them and speak up for them. I am grateful to those who supported me and took a stand for me.
What happened when production intervened and talked to you all, and were you satisfied with their response or do you feel they should have intervened sooner?
One of the things that truly makes Survivor special is that the producers let the players play. We say what we want to say, and we are left as much as possible to our own devices, this is what has kept the integrity of the game. However, on the flip side, it has created a relationship where players can't ask for help and producers can't step in.
I did not know about Dan getting a personal warning until I watched the episode. If production was going to give Dan an official warning, they should have just pulled him from the game or at least informed me so that I was aware of how it might impact the game.
Let's bring this to the workplace, you complain about your coworker making you feel uncomfortable and touching you too much. This person gets a warning, and as a result, refuses to work with you, blocks anything you try to put forward, and it hurts your career. So while I don't think this was the right course of action, this issue coming to light is allowing production to have these conversations, input protocol, raise awareness, and change for the better.
ותתפלא, אך אפילו מיסי כבר הודתה בראיון אימייל שנערך איתה בסוף נובמבר, כי היא סירבה להתראיין לראיון יציאה רשמי כמו כל שאר המודחים לפניה אחרי הפרק של הדחתה באמצע נובמבר, שמעשיו והתנהגותו של דן היו נוראים, ושכל מה שהיא סיפרה לקלי בשיחתן על החוף לגבי התנהגותו של דן כלפיה היה אמיתי וכנה, עד שהיא גילתה מלורן (שאף היא עצמה להזכירך, אם הספקת לשכוח, תיארה שני פרקים בלבד לפני התקרית הגועלית איך דן הטריד אותה וגם באיזה חלקים בגופה בדיוק נגע בה), המלשנית שקלי מתכננת להדיחה. ולא שהיינו צריכים את אישורה, כי הרי ההפקה עצמה דאגה ללוות את סיפורה עם קטעים מצולמים שמוכיחים שכל מילה שהיא מספרת לקלי לגבי דן נכונה.
הנה קטע קצר מתוך הראיון שנערך איתה דרך אימייל ע"י מייק בלום:
Let’s get into the events of the merge. You and Kellee commiserate over Dan’s inappropriate handsiness. Can you talk about your feelings towards Dan then, and the connection you initially fostered with Kellee?
My conversation with Kellee on the beach was a sincere one. I felt very comfortable with Kellee. Immediately after our conversation, I am told by Lauren that Kellee actually wants to vote me out. I was shook. I honestly had no idea.
I did not realize the extent of the situation with Kellee and Dan. I did not connect our production meeting to Kellee and dan either. I was very much in game mode and focused on the upcoming challenge. I felt as though production was checking in with us individually. They told us to be mindful of others, and then I was back in the game, ready for the challenge.
So how did the target end up being turned onto Kellee?
I had no idea that Kellee was spoken to by production in an unprecedented Survivor scene. That was news to me as I was watching it all play back. I had no idea that Dan had been issued a warning. The information I did have was that Kellee is uncomfortable with Dan, and Kellee wants me to go home. My thought process was to make Kellee want someone else to go home more than she wants me to go.
After your conversation with Kellee, you then went to Elizabeth and urged her to play up how uncomfortable she is with Dan to Janet and Kellee, saying, “That’s our only play.” Can you elaborate on your intention behind that?
This situation was highly emotional because we were in game mode. It came down to a bad game of telephone, and in no way did I fully understand the severity of Dan’s behavior. I thought to myself many times that if Dan’s behavior was indeed so horrible, why was he still in the game? I felt safe due to being filmed 24/7 and had no reason to think otherwise. Again, I did not know about Kellee’s or Dan’s personal talks with production.
What was your reaction in watching everything from all sides last week, particularly after Kellee’s blindside when you and Elizabeth deny to Dan you ever felt uncomfortable?
In watching the show back, I want to apologize for using such a serious topic as gameplay. If I would have known the extent of the situation, I would not have engaged in the way that I did. I am deeply sorry for my part in any pain felt by viewers and anyone who has dealt with sexual assault. I can only take this as a learning experience.