Tuesday, December 19, 2006

‘Survivor’ Winner Surprised By Producers Lack Of Knowledge About Race Relations

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – There were a lot of surprises on this past season of Survivor, but for the show’s ultimate winner, Yul Kwon, the big surprises came before the cast even landed on the island.

Kwon – who won $1 million this past Sunday (Dec. 17) – says when he was auditioning for the show, series producer Mark Burnett asked him to explain why the Japanese, Koreans and Chinese people “don’t necessarily like each other.”

Although Kwon admits he was surprised by the question – because he figured Burnett to be fairly worldly – he explained the intricacies of Asian history as it relates to Japan’s colonialism.

He says it was that moment he decided for sure to be on the show because he figured it would be a good way to show the rest of America the differences between the various Asian cultures.

However, Kwon says he’s now happy he did the experience because he was able to show that skin color really doesn’t matter at all.

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