Brandon says Big Tom is “a really funny guy” and “good-hearted.”

Brandon says Big Tom is “a really funny guy” and “good-hearted.”
Although Brandon is convinced Big Tom Buchanan voted him out of the tribe on Survivor Africa because of Brandon’s sexual orientation, and although he thinks Tom is homophobic, Brandon says Tom is “a really funny guy” who’s “good-hearted” and “likeable.” Brandon says Tom, who leaves messages on Brandon’s answering machine calling him “Sugarbear,” “is not a stupid man. … He was using his redneck card.”

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.