The Danish version of the popular “Survivor” series reality television show Expedition Robinson a.k.a. Robinson Ekspeditionen has been filming in Malaysia, on an island off the Mersing coast. The show is broadcast on Denmark TV3, and has been criticized for deliberately humiliating the participants by requesting nude events, like a naked race on an island, along the beach this season. Of the 22 contestants, 16 of them choose to “go comando”, while five of the male contestants kept the boxers on, they were subsequently forced to eat caterpillars, to decide who should be sent back to Denmark. One female refused to be a part of the race and was sent home right away. The producers of the show have subsequently apologized to all Malaysians for the scene depicting the naked race on an island off Mersing, Johor on May 3. Explained that the scene was not pre-meditated and was not part of the actual shooting, they also gave their full assurance to Malaysian government authorities and Malaysians that the scene would not be aired. The company’s executive producer said:

“This was an inexcusable incident, a huge error of judgment and a devastating blow to the good relationship between the Danish production and the people of Malaysia.”

He added that the director responsible for the incident was immediately terminated and described the responsible director’s decision as insensitive and insulting. And he also said he has explained the situation to the Central Agency for the Application for Filming and Performance by Foreign Artists in Malaysia. So, since the producers of this awesome Danish reality television show have said they are sorry to the Muslim-majority country for shooting a nude scene on a southern Malaysian island earlier this month on May 3, lets share the controversial nudity. And by the way, the apology is bullshit and a total lie because nudity is like required to be a Danish reality show. Only Malaysian officials would be ignorant enough not to expect a bare ass or two by people from Denmark filming a show. Click on pictures to enlarge.

Expedition: Robinson (Robinson Ekspeditionen) is a popular Danish reality television program debuting in 1998.The concept for family Robinson comes from Sweden. It was the first production worldwide of a format “Survivor” developed in the UK that has since then been produced in many countries. The show is one of the biggest and most controversial successes in Scandinavia. This year the constants are divided into two teams decided by their intelligence according to the results of an IQ-test.

The name alludes to both Robinson Crusoe and The Swiss Family Robinson, two stories featuring people marooned by shipwrecks. The first series of the program was subject to some controversy: the first contestant voted off the show killed himself shortly afterwards and his family reportedly blamed it on the rejection he felt being the first to leave the group.

The series returned in 2009, now on TV3 with host Linda Isacsson. The Robinson format was developed by Planet 24, a United Kingdom TV production company owned by Charlie Parsons and Bob Geldof. Their company Castaway Television Productions retained the rights to the concept when they sold Planet 24 in 1999. Mark Burnett later licensed the format to create the U.S. show Survivor in 2000.

Sixteen contestants are put into a survival situation and compete in a variety of physical challenges. Early in each season two teams compete but later on the teams are merged and the competitions become individual. At the end of each show one contestant is eliminated from the show by the others in a secret “island council” ballot. The program is produced by Scandinavian production house Strix Television AB