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Canadian petitions to be allowed to apply for Survivor

From the files of people campaigning on blogs to be cast for reality shows comes Let Me On Survivor. But this isn’t just the blog of a person who wants attention from casting directors; it’s the blog of a person who cannot be cast because the rules forbid him from applying.

That’s because he’s Canadian. For some reason, Canadians aren’t allowed to apply for Survivor. Even though Mark Burnett is considering a Canadian location for an upcoming season of the show, our neighbors to the north would ironically probably not be a part of that show. The official application says,

“All contestants must be United States citizens and be living in the United States.”

So far, Ian MacKenzie has 1,461 signatures on a petition, plus the endorsements of seven past cast members. He argues that “Canadians make up 10% of the Survivor audience” and “all the American sponsors sell the same stuff here.”

Let Me On Survivor! [via Popwatch]

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