Discovery's Naked and Afraid has earned a reputation similar to that of other reality shows. Some contestants claim there are myriad ways the show isn't real, stating not only were they misrepresented, but that producers aired outright lies. Many contestants have done interviews or Reddit AMAs to share their stories of being in Naked and Afraid episodes, hoping to set the record straight about interactions with their partner, the crew, and locals.
If you've seen The Bachelor, Deadliest Catch, or any of the numerous Real Housewives shows, you've probably guessed that reality TV is scripted on some level. But Naked and Afraid has apparently faked not only dialogue, but causes of injuries, the sources of contestants' food, and the supposed remoteness of the show's filming locations.