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Phillip Turns a Rice War Into a Race War on 'Survivor: Redemption Island' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 21st 2011 2:46AM
Phillip Sheppard, 'Survivor: Redemption Island'What started out as a rather amusing battle over rice on 'Survivor: Redemption Island' (Wed., 8PM ET on CBS) took an ugly turn that was so uncomfortable, we were uncomfortable watching from the comfort of our couches.

Despite merging a few weeks ago, the former tribes have remained separate in virtually every way, from their shelter to apparently their food supply. The result? While Zapatera is getting picked off, their smaller numbers mean they have more rice left for each of them.

After a mishap with Ometepe's rice container, in which it got moldy and infested with bugs, Phillip decided they should take over Zapatera's rice container, and everyone would share. But Steve wasn't having it. Things turned ugly when Steve said Phillip was crazy and called him a lunatic.

In Phillip's mind, Steve was using the word "crazy" as a substitute for a derogatory racist term, and he went on the offensive. In Steve's defense, Phillip's behavior has been consistently crazy since day one.

But Phillip's rage would not subside, and as he got more agitated and animated, his language got darker and darker. Suddenly, he was putting the n-word in Steve's mouth and the mouths of anyone who disagreed with an argument he was making.

"Some white folks, they like to take a black man and make them crazy when he makes an argument that you don't want to hear."

At this point, no one was egging him on. Steve had shown no signs of any racism of any kind, so no one was really sure how Phillip was coming up with this. The argument spilled over into another tense Tribal Council, where Steve again was put under attack. But in this war, no one came out the winner.

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April 21 2011 at 2:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Jason J. Hughes


Julie was sent packing.

April 21 2011 at 5:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

If I have to see Phil walking around in those pink underpants for much longer - I think my eyes will vomit

April 21 2011 at 1:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Easy tiger... (rocknroll)

Lets not make this into a race issue because that jus makes you just as crazy as phil lol. I think any normal human being watching the show can see this isn't a race issue. This is a "crazy man" issue lol. He's nuts. I want to thank survivors casting team for bringing phil on board this season. I was afraid i would lose interest after the early departure of survivors #1 villain, but thanks to our federal agent ;) im locked in every week. Kudoz to Boston Rob for coming in with a almost perfect game plan. Even as a yankee fan i must tip my hat off

April 21 2011 at 1:17 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Phillip is a JACKASS and needs to be voted off - he will never win at redemption island!! They should have gotten rid of him a long time ago as now he will be part of the jury and we will have to hear his blubbering at the finale!!! I think the producers should have interviewed other players more, as it's always Rob and Phillip - one girl came on the screen and I didn't even know who she was!!!! Quite dissappointed this season..... Please change it up next season - all the challenges are the same and it's just a sad popularity contest at the end - most of the past winners could never survive if ever put in that situation.... Let's hear some ideas from everyone!!!!!!!!!!

April 21 2011 at 1:08 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
USS Titanic

Whenever a Black person plays a race card, they had better be sure what the game is. This guy has a good bitch slapping headed his way. And the thing is....he will have his remarks taken lightly. We as a society have allowed this to happen. That is a huge insult to white people whenever a black person throws this crap into their faces. Phil seems to have a REAL problem living with himself. Hey Phil...you got a black hide....get over it, will ya!!!

April 21 2011 at 12:41 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

You have to hand it to Rob....keeping crazy Phillip around to take the focus off of himself. But I know everyone on the show, must be getting really tired of hearing how "Mr Racist" was a "special agent and got the 2nd highest medal in peace time". This guy is totally off his rocker. He really needs some mental counseling. I think he should have been voted off way before now, when he will be part of the jury.
And of course anytime someone like him gets called something he doesn't like, he will make it a race war. Everyone knows you do NOT cross contaminate food. That would be crazy.
Good job by Jeff to putting this and that together to expose just how stupid and crazy Phillip is. I certainly hope that not all special agents are this messed up. Otherwise they will go through a lot of "special agents" who's job it is to replace the toliet paper rolls in the FBI bath rooms.

April 21 2011 at 12:07 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
MBA Health

He would be a nut case if he were Italian, Chinese, Polish, Hispanic....the list is endless.

April 21 2011 at 11:39 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

This show is a sign
(one of a multitude)
of our gradual decline
back into the slime.
We'll al be 'rewarded',
but only in due time.

April 21 2011 at 11:28 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

If this jerk is FBI or any law enforcement help us please.vote this jerk off.

April 21 2011 at 11:05 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

Phillip has let his true identity come to the front. Yes, he is a racist! He thinks that because he is black, everyone that isn't black is against him. I saw what happened last night, and it was ALL because of him. Worst survivor ever. I'm done watching this bull.

April 21 2011 at 10:46 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

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