January 28, 2012 10:04pm PT by THR Staff
'Fear Factor' Donkey Semen Challenge Called 'Negative' By Advocacy Group
Well, no one can say that NBC’s Fear Factor doesn’t live up to its title. The competition series is going all out for Monday’s season finale when its contestants really have to debate how far they’ll go for the $50,000 prize.
The finale's challenges send scantily clad twins into an electrically charged web of wires and a speeding locomotive challenge, but that’s not the most shocking request the series makes of its challengers. It will dare its participants to drink donkey semen, which apparently caused some doubts at the network.
“They’re not even sure if they’re going to air it,” host Joe Rogan previously told EW when asked what the show’s grossest challenge is, though he didn’t reveal what the challenge was.
“It’s so over the top and ridiculous,” he also says. “When they told me, I really thought they were joking at first. I don’t know where the debate is, but NBC is not sure if they’re going to air it.” Apparently, the nays were outvoted.
They network’s decision makers clearly didn’t have any members of the American Donkey & Mule Society (ADMS) in their ranks. The advocacy group isn’t happy about the challenge.
ADMS' President tells TMZ they don't "condone use of the animals in such a manner" and adds, "We feel this is a negative event and was not well thought out by the producers."
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