Maryanne Oketch was revealed as the Survivor 42 winner on Wednesday night, bringing to a close the latest season of the show. Many Survivor fans cheered on the results, but there are some Survivor fans who have expressed a lot of frustrations with how it turned out.
Over the three hours of finale night, we saw Mike Turner win an intense Final Five Challenge, Romeo Escobar win the final Immunity Challenge of the season, and then Mike best Jonathan Young in the Fire-Making Challenge.
Romeo, Maryanne, and Mike then stated their cases to the Survivor 42 jury, with each of them hoping that their resume was strong enough to leave the game with the $1 million prize. The jury asked some tough questions, and from what we saw, it appeared that Mike was contentious with the jury, while Maryanne won them over.
By a vote of 7-1, Maryanne Oketch was the Survivor 42 winner over Mike Turner. Jonathan Young was the only person to vote for Mike, and Romeo finished in third place with no jury votes.
Some Survivor fans react negatively to Maryanne winning
“Lame 2 years in a row #2 wins. Plus I’m sick of everyone being so dam happy about getting voted out. It’s not personal most of the time but you shouldn’t be happy about it,” Mark G posted as a comment on Survivor congratulating Maryanne for winning.
“Last 2 seasons have been the worse ever! Not going to watch anymore if this format keeps up. Just going to go back and watch all the old seasons over. Seasons one through 40, here I come to watch. The great season formats!!” a Twitter user named ChynaCat wrote about the Survivor 42 results.
“I guess you can check another box off. First black female winner. Not deserving of it at all but you made the BLM crowd happy,” James Helm wrote as his reaction to what had happened.
Some Survivor fans complaining about ‘woke’ seasons
“Play the race card an you win. So glad this wokefest is over. Survivor needs to think about how to keep viewers instead of driving them away. The race issue needs to be addressed. Maryanne should not have won. #Maryanne @JeffProbst @MarkBurnettTV,” a Twitter user going by the name Donna Brady wrote about the ending.
“Nobody cares anymore. #woke,” a social media user going by the name Ellen wrote.
Survivor 43 on the way for Fall 2022 season
The filming for a new season of the show has begun, and we have some leaked Survivor 43 cast bios here. It is interesting to look at the way the tribes break down for the new installment that will arrive on CBS in Fall 2022.
In sad news from the show, former Survivor cast member Clay Jordan died. He played the game during a season in Thailand, finishing as the runner-up for the year.
Survivor 43 airs on CBS in Fall 2022.