Survivor’s Jeff Varner Fired From His Job After Outing Transgender Contestant Zeke Smith

Survivor contestant Jeff Varner has been fired from his job, days after he outed transgender tribemate Zeke Smith on the reality competition.

The real estate agent, 50, faced harsh social media backlash after the controversial moment aired on Survivor: Game Changers on Wednesday, April 12. (Watch it in the video above.

In an interview with News & Record Greensboro on Thursday, April 13, Varner said that he’s been let go from his job at Allen Tate Realtors. Varner said that he was told that he is “in the middle of a news story that we don’t want anything to do with.”

As Us Weekly previously reported, the former TV news anchor outed Smith during an emotionally charged tribal council on the show, accusing the 29-year-old of being “deceptive” as he tried to save himself from elimination.

In an interview with News & Record Greensboro on Thursday, April 13, Varner said that he’s been let go from his job at Allen Tate Realtors. Varner said that he was told that he is “in the middle of a news story that we don’t want anything to do with.”

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Survivor’s Jeff Varner Fired From His Job After Outing Transgender Contestant Zeke Smith

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