“This is the network that has shows about teen pregnancy. They’ll stick by a show that allows you to abandon a child, but a kid dies by accident doing what he does for a living [mudding] and they cancel the show?” he told to THR in the wake of MTV’s decision to cancel “Buckwild.” “There’s something that smells of s— here on every level.”
Production on Season 2 of “Buckwild” came to a halt when cast member Shain Gandee was found dead in his SUV due to carbon monoxide poisoning.
“We are shocked and saddened by the terrible news about Shain Gandee, and those involved in this tragic incident,” MTV said in a statement after news of the 21-year-old’s death broke. “We are waiting for more information but at this time, our main concern is for the Gandee family and their friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. Shain had a magnetic personality, with a passion for life that touched everyone he met and we will miss him dearly.”
But Gandee’s death only made Williams more determined to continue shooting the series, and he even told THR that he has plans for a “Buckwild” movie.
“My job is to protect these kids,” he said. “This will get ugly.”
To read MTV’s statement on the show’s cancellation, click here: HuffingtonPost.com
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