LOS ANGELES | January 29, 2012
TMZ reported Sunday that Fear Factor will not air a previously scheduled episode entitled "Hee Haw! Hee Haw!" where contestants would eat the unimaginable: donkey semen, as NBC is concerned. Unimaginable? More like, nonhuman! What kind of sick f--- dreams up the episodes on Fear Factor? And NBC is merely concerned?
In an earlier report released on Saturday, TMZ stated: "contestants on the show -- shot last summer -- are challenged to drink a glass of donkey semen (and one of urine) ... and several of them did. The episode is scheduled to air Monday night."
As of Wednesday last week TMZ has been reporting about the donkey semen episode and neither ethics nor animal cruelty has been discussed in any one of their reports.
Talk about animal cruelty? It is unthinkable, regardless of how the reality show obtained the donkey semen, this is just wrong.
A complaint has been submitted to PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, to investigate Fear Factor on allegations of animal cruelty. Even if Fear Factor and any of its contractors or media partners made these statements simply as a publicity stunt, they should still be investigated should any statement be remotely true so as to make a precedent that this type of thinking as even remotely being permissible is simply wrong and this means that more outreach needs to be made to the public. A response is currently pending as of the date and time of the publication of this report.