April 18, 2012 08:00 AM by Lisa Princ
Last night on NBC‘s The Biggest Loser, we watched the drama unfold as Mark Cornelison and Buddy Shuh walked away from the show. Today, Mark Cornelison wants to clear the air about his reason for leaving, but what it could possibly be aside from protesting something that was in his signed contract? Read on to find out what Mark had to say after the show!
The Biggest Loser‘s Mark Cornelison, believe it or not, claims that he was not protesting. In fact, after the show, he posted a lengthy note on his Facebook page in an attempt to explain his position to fans. Here is an excerpt from that note, where Mark tries to set the record straight: “We weren’t kicked out…no one called us a cab…we weren’t ‘demanding’ we get our way; it was literally a peaceful decision to agree to disagree. It was just time for me to go.”
Mark Cornelison also claims that going on The Biggest Loser was never about the prize money, adding of his decision: “With two weeks left in this experience I had one more important issue to address and that was one of character and integrity. The right thing to do was to look at what God has accomplished in me through this and to be willing to stand up and surrender the value of material goods and potentially the opinions of others. This was not a protest, it is just my way of saying people/relationships matter more than money/popularity/fame.”
Okay Mark, thanks for clearing that up, but we are still certain that you were protesting something that you did not believe in, despite signing a contract. In any event, we can only hope that this entire season serves as a lesson for future contestants and that the show can get back to what it once was – inspiring! Keep it here as we are hoping to get some details from Buddy Shuh about his decision to leave, and we will have an elimination interview with Jeremy Britt!
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