Paul Rosolie Explains Failed Anaconda Stunt on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’
“Eaten Alive” host Paul Rosolie went on to “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last night to explain what went on with his failed anaconda stunt.
Despite wearing a special snake-proof suit made especially for him, Rosolie called for help when he felt the snake crushing his bones. The over 4 million viewers who tuned in for the show reportedly felt ripped off when the host was not “eaten alive.”
In his defense, Rosolie claimed that the viewers missed the entire point of the show.
“The whole reason we did this show is because I’ve worked in the Amazon. I’ve seen it being destroyed,” he explained, as previously reported by Us Weekly.
“And everybody knows the whole ‘rainforest is being destroyed’ thing, but it’s not stopping it from happening. I feel like PETA and everyone else has watched the last 20 minutes of the show, and they’re hinging on that and totally forgetting everything else about the fact that we’re trying to protect these animals,” he added.
The host stressed that despite its title, “Eaten Alive” was all about promoting nature preservation. He expressed his disagreement to a recent statement released by PETA, wherein the organization criticized the show for putting the anaconda at a stressful condition all for a publicity stunt.
"It's funny, because I think PETA and everyone else has watched the last 20 minutes of the show and they're hinging on that, and totally forgetting everything else, that we're trying to actually protect these animals," he added.
However, fans of “Eaten Alive” should still not lose hope. One of these days, we might just see the host try another of his dangerous stunts.
“I think I owe it to the people of planet earth to get eaten by something, no?" he told Kimmel. To which the late night heartily suggested: "I'd like to see you have sex with a hippo."
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