'Survivor' contestant makes the one mistake you're never supposed to make

On Survivor Wednesday, the Ua tribe was facing yet another tribal council to vote someone off and Shantel Smith, known by Shan on the show, was looking to pull off her second major blindside in as many weeks.

After not being impressed with her fellow tribe member, Jairus Robinson aka JD, and his abilities in that day’s elimination challenge, Shan started hatching a plan to try and retrieve JD’s extra vote advantage from him. She tried convincing him that she thinks he wants to vote her off, and it worked, as JD gave her his advantage “to hold” until after tribal council as a way to earn her trust.

That prompted viewers on Twitter to start realizing what was happening, commenting that JD was being way too “naive” and “gullible.”

Omg JD needs to go home for being that naive & doing that with his advantage lol #Survivorpic.twitter.com/Ry7KIZOJTy

— monica acosta (@iMonicuh) October 14, 2021

OMG JD you're too gullible SMH #StupidPlayers#Survivor

— Jamie Faue (@BrickWallJamieF) October 14, 2021

Sure enough, JD became the fifth person voted out of Survivor 41 during tribal council that night, and walked away in shock.

Reactions on Twitter were equal parts impressed with Shan, saying things like “DAMN SHAN, what a move!!!!" And also equal parts unimpressed with JD with comments like, “welcome to Survivor Hall of shame,” and calling it a “boneheaded move.”

DAMN SHAN, what a move!!!!! #jd#Survivor#Survivor41

— einahpets93 (@einahpets_1993) October 14, 2021

Shan leaving with JD’s advantage:

— THE Gentleman (@Abovethelaw187) October 14, 2021

Shan took JD’s advantage and voted him out. Damn… double homicide. #Survivor41#survivorpic.twitter.com/R5tAiOlrGE

— Dialekt718 (@dialekt718) October 14, 2021

JD welcome to survivor hall of shame #Survivor

— Vrsed (@Vrsed_) October 14, 2021

such a boneheaded move #Survivor

— michael (@MambaMicale) March 12, 2020

JD didn't get played he played stupidly i mean giving his advantage to someone to "hold" for him cmon man#Survivor

— dtf (@toujours_dtf) October 14, 2021

JD is the new dumbest castaway ever!
Never ever give your advantage or immunity idol to build trust. #Survivor#Survivor41

— Godfrey (@monstergodfrey) October 14, 2021

While it is debatable where he lands in the discussion of some of the worst players in the show’s history, even JD had to give credit where credit was due.

“They played me man, like, good on them. Like, damn that was a good blindside,” he said.

Survivor airs Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. on CBS.

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