Ozzy’s uncensored vote for Cochran is online, and it’s not what you might think

Ozzy Lusth’s vote for John Cochran was blurred out on last night’s Survivor South Pacific, but it wasn’t as bad as some people are assuming. All that was visible of the vote during the broadcast was “Coc”; the rest was censored.

The full, unedited vote is shown in the voting confessional clip online, which is below, and in it, Ozzy’s vote says, “Cockrun,” with a very awkward-looking K that looks like an upside-down V with an extra appendage.

That’s not quite as bad as the assumption many people are making, which is that Ozzy actually wrote “cock ring,” “cock sucker,” just “cock,” or something similar. Jeff Probst made it sound worse than it is in a Tout video: “He made a very obvious play on words with Cochran’s name. But since there are kids watching I won’t say it. You figure it out. That’s Ozzy.”

Actually, in part because Ozzy didn’t seem all that bitter about his exit, and in part because he’s Ozzy, I think it’s possible he just misspelled “Cochran.”

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