NBC has apparently made a decision to pull off a "Fear Factor" episode which features donkey semen stunt from the schedule. After listing the controversial outing titled "Hee Haw! Hee Haw!" for Monday, January 30, the Peacock now replaces it with a repeat of "Snake Bite", which first aired on January 2, according to its updated press release.
TMZ additionally reports that two channel guides - one is in Los Angeles and another is in New York City - now list the repeat instead of the donkey semen episode, which the Peacock teased by saying that the contestants will eat "the unimaginable". Moreover, promos for the said outing are no longer available on the Internet.
"Hee Haw! Hee Haw!" was supposed to be aired as the show's season finale. However, NBC was considering to shelve the episode after American Donkey & Mule Society (ADMS) stated that they don't "condone use of the animals in such a manner." The animal activist group added, "We feel this is a negative event and was not well thought out by the producers."
Host Joe Rogan had previously hinted that the episode might not see the light of day. "They're not even sure if they're going to air it," he said. "It's so over the top and ridiculous. When they told me, I really thought they were joking at first. I don't know where the debate is, but NBC is not sure if they're going to air it."