18. One Millions Moms protested the show
The campaign group One Millions Moms hate Naked and Afraid with a passion. Why? The clue’s in the title. “Discovery Channel has lost its moral compass and should be ashamed to air nudity and call it entertainment,” the group wrote on its website. And in 2017 it succeeded in getting Pedigree and Delta Faucet to drop sponsorship of the show.
17. Contestants have had some pretty disgusting things happen to them
One unfortunate Naked and Afraid participant, Jeff Zausch, suffered through one of the grossest survival situations imaginable: he ended up with maggots stuck in one of his most intimate parts. As Zausch later detailed on his blog, somehow he’d gotten his butt-crack burned and flies had laid eggs in it… which then eventually hatched. Gross.
16. The producers claim to have named the show after a Bible quote
Who would have thought that a reality TV show featuring so much nudity and ickiness was titled after a line from the Bible? But that’s what the producers claimed on a TV panel in 2014. And, indeed, a famous line from Genesis 3:10 reads, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked.”